Clojure job: Senior Software Engineer - Pipelines Infrastructure

Broad Institute

Senior Software Engineer - Pipelines Infrastructure at Broad Institute

🇺🇸 United States › Massachusetts › Cambridge
  (Posted Apr 29 2022)

Job description
Are you a developer who wants to make a difference, transform medicine, and improve human health? We are seeking a passionate Senior Software Engineer to join a team building tools that will enable the next decade of scientific discovery in human medicine. The Pipelines Infrastructure team is building tools to support the processing of high volume genetic data for research and clinical use.

The environment: A lively, team-based setting where collaboration is key. An organization that values transparency, empathy, diversity, and growth. Teammates who are passionate about finding high-quality solutions to difficult problems and supporting each other. Partners who are committed to one mission of advancing science, done best when many hands come together.

The team: We are seeking a skilled engineer to join a team developing Workflow Launcher (, a workload manager geared towards bioinformatics and scientific workflows. No medical, genomics, or scientific background is required, just an enthusiasm to improve the world of science and medicine, an ability to write exceptional software, and the ability to collaborate with scientists.

Our engineering teams are deeply collaborative and driven. Our ideal candidate will:
Thrive on working in a collaborative team, and interacting with Engineering and Product Management to deliver robust and resilient solutions
Enjoy solving complicated problems and appreciate effective software engineering practices
Have good attention to detail and take pride in the software produced
Be able to work independently but know when to ask for or offer support to deliver working software
Work with Engineering and Product Management to scope, refine, and plan new features and projects.
Contribute to a team culture that values quality, predictability, customer happiness and having fun!

Sound like you? If so, we’d like to talk to you to tell you more about the position and the scientific work being done at the Broad Institute.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience
5+ years of Software Development experience is preferred, though exceptional candidates with less will be considered.
Strong background in modern distributed system patterns, practices, and principles
Familiarity with microservices
Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
Experience delivering clear, maintainable, and well-tested software in a timely manner
Experience working with stakeholders to develop and document requirements
Excellent communication skills
Experience with mentoring team members and giving timely, actionable feedback
Experience influencing the technical direction of a feature and/or product area
Familiarity with cloud environments (eg. GCP, Azure, AWS, etc.).

Any of the following is a plus:
Familiarity with Clojure or any functional programming language
Familiarity with big data processing pipelines (e.g., Google Pipelines API, WDL, CWL, Docker).
Familiarity with containers and Kubernetes.
Familiarity with infrastructure-as-code (e.g. Terraform, Helm).
Experience troubleshooting complex distributed systems.

What we offer:
A fun, collaborative and mission-driven environment
A welcoming and inclusive work culture
Comprehensive benefits package: Vacation (including sick time), health/dental care, matching 401K, commuter benefits, child care etc…
The chance to have a real impact on the advancement of science and medicine


Company: Broad Institute

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