Software Development Engineer I

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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.

Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology (BBE) at Fred Hutch is seeking a full-stack developer in the Gottardo Lab at the Fred Hutch to work on a cloud-enabled biomarker discovery and data exploration platform for immunological assay data applied to cancer immunotherapy and vaccine clinical trials. For more information about the lab, please see our web site at


In collaboration with groups at the Fred Hutch we are building a biomarker discovery and screening tool to enable high throughput processing of large amounts of cytometry and immunological assay data collected through trials run by the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network, HIV Vaccine Trials Network, and others at the Fred Hutch.

The envisioned platform will be used to standardize, integrate and rapidly analyze data sets across studies. The platform will serve to streamline analysis and as a backbone on which to build novel computational algorithms, disseminate data for data sharing, visualization & exploration, with downstream analyses focusing on identification of potential correlates of outcome & biomarkers that could be leveraged to inform follow-up studies, stratify patients for therapy, or inform new vaccine designs.


The ideal candidate for the full-stack developer position would have expertise in web development, polyglot persistence, cloud infrastructure, and software engineering best practices. Experience working with systems integration is a plus.

Candidates should be fluent in Python and HTML5 and JavaScript, with experience in R or C++ preferred. Experience in languages such as Ruby, or Perl, or PHP are a plus. Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interfacing with project collaborators in-person and online is a key aspect of the position.

To apply for the position please include:

  • your current resume
  • code samples or links to published/distributed code you've written, and
  • contact information for two references

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