• Software Development Engineer IV

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    With general supervision, the Software Development Engineer IV role is to provide expert technical leadership to develop and implement software solutions in support the mission of Fred Hutch.


    Reporting: The Software Development Engineer IV reports to the Software Development Engineer Manager or Director.


    • Provide expert technical leadership and direction to multi-disciplinary teams to move toward IT Industry best practices in software development and system design
    • Proven track record of delivering on multiple complex projects through all stages of the development lifecycle; design through deployment
    • Front-end development in Javascript frameworks, such as React or Angular
    • Understand the business needs of the customers and proactively identify solutions to support the strategic direction of the project
    • Work in an Agile environment that is moving toward DevOps
    • Develop software features, enhancements and customizations in a variety of distributed and managed systems
    • Create and maintain documentation repository to include operational documents, architectural schematics and detailed technical specifications
    • Provide Tier 2 Support of software and act as an escalation point for technical issues as required
    • Participate and lead code and design reviews
    • Create application architecture for all level of projects (small, medium, large)
    • Design and deliver formal and informal presentations on a variety of technical topics to a variety of audiences
    • Contribute, follow and maintain knowledge of current software development trends, best practices, industry tools and standards
    • Maintain knowledge and follow department specific project management methodologies
    • Cross team and organizational collaboration
    • May require on-call support


    Minimum Qualifications

    • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field desired or equivalent professional experience
    • Minimum of 7 years professional software development experience; 10 years or more preferred Programming in Java, or equivalent
    • Ability to code with or without modern IDE
    • Sharp analytical abilities, proven design skills and problem solving skills
    • Strong technical reading, writing, and verbal communication skills including the ability to work with industry-specific jargon; ability to communicate effectively from individual contributors to project sponsors
    • Strong understanding and proven leadership in Agile/Scrum and DevOps methodology
    • Solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming concepts, data structures and algorithms
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices
    • Experience integrating with remote APIs and the challenges inherent to distributed systems
    • Automated testing of JavaScript front-end applications
    • Proven track record coaching and mentoring team members
    • Strong concept of User Experience (UX) and complex business workflows preferred
    • UI Development experience using JavaScript or other client side scripting is a plus
    • Enjoys working in a team environment and has a proven record of positive contributions to the work of the team
    • Knowledge of relational databases
    • Experience with medical and medical research administration, such as IRBs, Grants Management Systems, Huron Research Administration suite preferred

    Desired Qualifications

    • Client-side technologies: JavaScript, JQuery, React, Angular
    • Java, PHP
    • js, ES6
    • CSS and related technologies, Bootstrap, Less, Sass, Zurb’s Foundation
    • SharePoint development
    • Linux
    • Jira, TFS
    • DotNet/C#, SQL Server, MVC, SSRS
    • Continuous integration, continuous delivery (CI/CD)
    • Web Service APIs (SOAP, REST, SML-RPC, GraphQL)
    • Knowledge/experience with Huron Click Software

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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