Thermo Fisher Scientific: Software Engineer, Bioinformatics

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Job ID: 5839
Job date: 2016-08-02
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Software Engineer, Bioinformatics Employer Thermo Fisher Scientific Location South San Francisco, California Salary Competitive Posted August 02 2016 Ref 36965BR Discipline Life Sciences, Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Physical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Information Technology, Statistics, Health Sciences, Diagnostics Send Save Apply

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands - Life Technologies, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit

Job Description - Software Engineer, Bioinformatics

The Human Identification Division (HID) software team is looking to hire a bioinformatics software engineer that can help us solve complex technical and business problems with ingenuity and simplicity. In this role you will be a member of a software application development team focusing on providing both thought leadership and actual implementation of various HID application algorithms both in NGS and other application areas. Your key strength will be your ability to collaborate with scientists and your technical depth to translate R&D into sensible end user facing HID applications. You should also be well versed and comfortable with the full stack software necessary in building those applications as well as development lifecycle, from requirements identification and prototyping, through design and implementation, to customer acceptance and delivery.

Key Responsibilities

Collaborate with scientists in the business to understand requirements and develop data analysis strategies and plans to meet them.Implement bioinformatics data integration and analysis pipelines for both NGS and traditional Sanger sequencing data using tools like Java and other appropriate scripting languages.Develop visualization environments in reporting tools to enable scientists to explore the data and answer questions.Written and verbal presentation of results and methods.Responsible for initial design and development of new software and/or extensive software revisions. Define technical requirements and create high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms.Represent the team in cross-organizational development forums as well as customer requirements gathering and software validation and training sessions.Participate in training and orienting new software engineers as they join the team.

Minimum Qualifications (must have)

Firm grasp of statistical analysis fundamentals necessary. Experience with multivariate statistics or statistical modeling a plus.Strong computational skills, particularly in data parsing, cleansing, data modeling, analysis, and database design and implementation.Solid knowledge of Unix/Linux. Experience with cluster computing a plus.Strong bioinformatics and scientific programming experience.Understanding of object oriented design and programming.Expert in developing multi-tier, scalable, and browser based applications. Enterprise grade and cloud-based applications leveraging AWS is highly preferred.Solid hands experience with Java (primary language). Other languages (C++, Python, R, etc. will be considered).Prior exposure to scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Bash) on Linux or Unix.Ability to design end user facing data visualization using front end framework, such as JQuery, Angular, React, etc.Has experience, instincts, and enthusiasm around testing and testability.Experience working with geographically distributed team.Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively document artifacts and processes then explain them to others.BS/MS in Computer Science, Biology, Bioinformatics or equivalent technical discipline.At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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