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We're looking for exceptional people to help scientists attack some of the most challenging problems in the world. Our team partners directly with biomedical researchers working to prevent and treat a wide range of diseases (HIV, cancer, diabetes, auto-immune diseases, asthma, allergies, and others); we learn about their science and unique needs, and develop solutions to their data management and analytical challenges. We release everything we develop as open-source software, accelerating research in labs and networks throughout the world. We are serious about developing high quality software, delivering innovative solutions, and contributing to the research community, but we're just as committed to maintaining an enjoyable, collaborative and flexible work environment.

LabKey Software is headquartered in Seattle, with a development office in San Diego.

Learn more about our company at www.labkey.com or visit our open-source community for more details on our software at www.labkey.org.

Open positions

We're growing quickly, so if another of our typical roles is your dream job we'd love to hear from you.

Benefits

We offer a truly flexible work schedule. You are paid for every hour you work, and you choose your own vacation and holiday schedule. We actually have fun at work with lunch outings, Whiskey Thursdays, release parties, and more. Other benefits include medical, vision, life and LTD insurance, FSA, 401(k), bonus plan, and paid sick time. Most importantly, LabKey is a great place to work with a cohesive team that truly enjoys what they're doing.

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Program Manager - Product Team, Seattle

Position Overview

As a Program Manager at LabKey Software, you will help scientists attack some of the most challenging problems in the world. You will work with our team and customers to understand requirements, design solutions, and ensure a high quality product at all points during the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Ideal Candidate

This person has experience working as a Program Manager in technology (or is naturally curious about technology and can learn quickly). This person is focused on building strong client and team relationships, demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and knows how to drive projects to success. Forget busywork and templates, this person is an engaged partner and a key member of a team working in an agile/scrum environment. They have a strong sense of ownership, are enthusiastic about program management, and facilitate tough decision making to ensure our product meets long term client and platform goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Learn the bioinformatics science necessary to understand client data, methods, and work flows
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with clients on an ongoing basis including discussing technical concepts with non-technical stakeholders
  • Collaborate with clients to translate scenarios into business requirements
  • Create functional specifications describing desired features and iterate with developers to design solutions
  • Work directly with developers to build, refine, and deliver completed features to clients
  • Perform product management to adjust and incorporate current client features in development to overall company product and platform direction
  • Attend daily stand-ups, drive scrum process, complete monthly sprints, and iterate/improve best practices for software development
  • Demonstrate genuine interest in contributing to and building a great product development team

Qualifications

A strong customer focus, the desire to work with a great team, and excitement about solving problems with science & technology. In addition,

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or equivalent experience
  • Professional software development experience as a Program Manager, Project Manager, or Software Developer (strongly preferred)
  • Able to rapidly understand and translate clients’ scientific and data management challenges and concerns into solution oriented discussions
  • Able to constantly balance priorities to determine which tasks/deliverables are most important
  • Understand the impact of UI on the product and the perception of the product
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong drive for results, keen attention to detail, and be comfortable with ambiguity
  • Understanding of modern web application architecture and familiarity with programming tools such as SQL, Java, JavaScript, and R
  • Experience solving medical informatics and bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • Availability to work in downtown Seattle

Contact

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to PMjobs@labkey.com, and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.

Software Engineer in Test, Seattle

Position Overview

As a Software Engineer in Test (SET) you will work with our team and customers to understand requirements, design solutions, and ensure a high quality product at all points during the development process. Our ideal candidate will have significant experience in testing web applications at the user interface, internal API, and client API levels, and be comfortable working across the product team to improve our testing process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain automated tests; including unit, integration, and functional tests
  • Translate client requirements into test plans
  • Perform manual testing at the user interface and API levels
  • Analyze test results and collaborate with the development team to expedite bug fixes
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with clients and other team members on an ongoing basis
  • Learn the science necessary to understand client data, methods, and workflows

Qualifications

We’re a small and flexible team, and open to candidates with a wide range of experience. The ideal candidate would have a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, as well as:

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Three years (or more) professional test automation or software development experience
  • A strong ability to independently develop and maintain extensive test coverage
  • Understanding of modern software development techniques, such as object-oriented design, continuous integration, and version control
  • Experience with testing frameworks and related technologies (e.g., Selenium, JUnit/TestNG, TeamCity, Clover)
  • Familiarity with Java-based server technologies (e.g., Java,Tomcat) and relational databases (e.g., Postgres, SQLServer)
  • Familiarity with web development technologies (e.g., JavaScript, CSS, XPath, ExtJS)
  • Experience solving bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • Availability to work in downtown Seattle

Contact

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to TestJobs@labkey.com, and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.

Front End Developer (JavaScript), Seattle

Position Overview

As a Software Engineer at LabKey Software, you will help scientists attack some of the most challenging problems in the world. You will work with our team and customers to understand requirements, design solutions, and ensure a high quality product at all points during the development process.

Ideal Candidate

This person has significant experience in building web applications at the user interface level, internal/client API levels, and is highly proficient in JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks (ExtJS, jQuery, AngularJS, etc.). This person will be comfortable working up and down the stack, but have a passion for front end development. This person is enthusiastic about collaborating with other team members to improve the development process and customer experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work efficiently at all levels within a large, highly complex, existing code base
  • Translate client requests into general-purpose software solutions
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with clients on an ongoing basis,including discussing technical concepts with non-technical stakeholders
  • Learn the science necessary to understand client data, methods, and work flows
  • Demonstrate genuine Interest in contributing to and building a great product development team

Qualifications

In addition to a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, you should have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or equivalent
  • 2 - 5 years of professional software development experience with a consistent track record of owning feature level deliverables
  • Strong object-oriented design and coding ability, including experience with object oriented languages: Java, C#, C++
  • Proven knowledge of web-based, front end technologies (JavaScript/JavaScript Frameworks, jQuery, ExtJS, AngularJS, and HTML, CSS, JSP, AJAX
  • Experience with web application development (Spring, Tomcat) and relational databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • An understanding of modern software development techniques, including the full SDLC, object-oriented design, continuous integration, version control, and agile methodologies
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Experience solving bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • Availability to work in downtown Seattle

Contact

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to DevJobs@labkey.com, and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.

Senior Software Developer - Java/Web Applications, Seattle and San Diego

Position Overview

As a Software Engineer at LabKey Software, you will help scientists attack some of the most challenging problems in the world. You will work with our team and customers to understand requirements, design solutions, and ensure a high quality product at all points during the development process.

Ideal Candidate

This person has significant experience working with complex enterprise level systems, building customer facing web applications, and working in an agile/scrum environment. This person is highly proficient in Java (or C#) and open source technologies. This person will be comfortable working up and down the stack, have a passion for clean, concise code that is maintainable, and be able to learn new things quickly. This person is enthusiastic about collaborating with other team members to improve the development process and customer experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work efficiently at all levels within a large, highly complex, existing code base
  • Interface with clients and translate client requests into general-purpose software solutions
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with clients on an ongoing basis,including discussing technical concepts with non-technical stakeholders
  • Learn the bioinformatis science necessary to understand client data, methods, and work flows
  • Demonstrate genuine interest in contributing to and building a great product development team

Qualifications

In addition to a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, you should have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience with a consistent track record of owning feature level deliverables
  • Strong object-oriented design and coding ability, including experience with object oriented languages: Java, C#, C++
  • Proven knowledge of web-based, front end technologies (JavaScript/JavaScript Frameworks, jQuery, ExtJS, AngularJS, and HTML, CSS, JSP, AJAX)
  • Experience with web application development (Spring, Tomcat) and relational databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • An understanding of modern software development techniques, including the full SDLC, object-oriented design, continuous integration, version control, and agile methodologies
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Experience solving bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • Availability to work in downtown Seattle or San Diego

Contact

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to DevJobs@labkey.com, and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.


About LabKey Software

Founded in 2005 by former Microsoft, Amazon, and BEA Systems technical leaders, LabKey Software helps leading biomedical researchers make sense of their data. We build solutions tailored to our clients' needs by extending our secure, scalable, open-source platform for collaborative research. Our work benefits from and contributes to the open-source community, building an ever-more powerful and capable platform, available to everyone.

LabKey Software provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.