Full Stack Engineer

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7084815
Posted: September 7, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced full stack developer skilled in our current tech stack to help shepherd solutions as we both add new features and scale up our current architecture. This engineer will work with the current software development team to design new solutions for the platform as it expands in size.

The engineer will work with experienced front-end and full-stack engineers working with scientific researchers to deliver a product capable of providing life-saving biological insights. The platform we are building is still in the early stages of development. A demo of the related visualization component effort is available here: http://vitessce.io/?dataset=linnarsson-2018

Typical Core Duties

Participate fully in software development life cycle
Research, design, and implement technical solutions to deliver business requirements
Identify opportunities to improve and simplify applications portfolio and implement related enhancements
Contribute to creation and maturing of software development best practices and new technologies
Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients and to mentor junior staff
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of five years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Minimum of three years experience building full stack applications on the cloud.
Solid frontend fundamentals with JS/CSS/HTML, and experience with Typescript.
Experience with React, Next.js and GraphQL. Working knowledge of at least one GraphQL client.
Strong Python skills and familiarity with the Python ecosystem.
Experience with relational database design, optimization, and maintenance (Postgres expertise preferred).
Experience with cloud computing providers. We are working with GCP.
Experience with ElasticSearch
Experience with infrastructure as code tools like Terraform

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position with strong potential for renewal.

This Staff role is starting as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while the Massachusetts COVID-19 state of emergency restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.