(Contract) Software Engineer, Informatics

Cambridge, MA
May 25 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
(Contract) Software Engineer, Informatics

The Role:

The Software Engineer, Informatics will report to an Informatics team lead and will be responsible for working with the other members of the team to deliver software solutions to support Moderna Research. As a Moderna software engineer, you will work directly with users to understand requirements and then work with your team to design, develop, and deploy custom software solutions. The anticipated time frame for this assignment is 12 months.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Work closely with scientists daily to understand complex scientific challenges and design solutions
  • Develop full stack JavaScript web applications as part of a team
  • Deploy cloud-based applications to AWS using Docker
  • Deliver automated algorithms and analytics as part of applications
  • Integrate applications with instruments to drive automation and collect data
  • Deliver solutions to users in an extremely rapid, agile cycle
  • Contribute to many different projects in a dynamic, fast-moving environment

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 3-5 yrs of experience or MS with 2-4 yrs
  • Experience working in Life Sciences, pharma/biotech, or related scientific field
  • Proven experience in full stack web application development. Node.js and AngularJS strongly preferred
  • Experience with SQL and modeling relational databases. PostgreSQL experience preferred
  • Experience with web user interface design using HTML, CSS, SASS/LESS, and Modern JavaScript libraries
  • Experience designing web services and REST APIs
  • Comfort with software development best practices: agile, unit/integration testing, Git
  • Effective communicator with comfort working directly with users to understand requirements
  • A strong background in analytics, statistics, and machine learning is strongly desired
  • Familiarly with Docker and AWS technologies like EC2, S3, SQS, etc.

Why join Moderna

At Moderna, we believe messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the "software of life." Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science's list of top biopharma industry employers for the past four years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com .

Our Mission:
Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.


Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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