Python Developer II/III

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Clinical Research Support Services


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Python Developer II/III. Through collaboration with the team the Python Developer II/III provides software development of applications, services and data pipelines for the Programming department at SCHARP, with increasing design influence and support to the group. Core to the role is communicating effectively with team members and being responsive to the needs of various constituents inside and outside of the Division.



  • Gather and document system requirements.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of systems to meet the needs of the SCHARP Programming Unit.
  • Review specifications with customers and work with team to deliver features following an agile development pattern.
  • Collaborate with team and stakeholders on larger feature designs and implementation.
  • Write solid code supported with thorough unit and integration tests.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and support existing systems.
  • Initiate and/or support the development and improvement of best practices and processes.
  • Mentor and train team members.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar degree in a scientific, technical, or health-related field, and two (level II) or four (level III) years experience with object-oriented programming language (e.g. python); or commensurate years of education and experience.
  • Expertise with linux command line fundamentals.
  • Experience with fundamentals of automated software testing.
  • Experience with source code management tools, e.g. git, subversion.
  • Ability to work independently and communicate effectively as part of a project team


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Django, Flask and Pandas.
  • JavaScript, database and SQL experience.
  • SAS experience.
  • Experience in support of clinical trials or other scientific research.
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures for assays, and work with laboratories to receive assay results.'
  • Understanding of computerized systems validation.
  • Experience documenting user input, developing requirements and tests.
  • Build and continuous integration and test (CI/CT) systems, e.g. Jenkins.
  • Experience with agile workflows such as Kanban or Sprints.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The annual base salary range for the II position is from $83,574 to $125,362 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

The annual base salary range for the III position is from $96,532 to $152,584 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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