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Software Engineer II - Full Stack Development

Department: 4000- Data and Technology
Location: Seattle

Software Engineer II – Full Stack Development

Our mission at the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a team science approach, we strive to drive technological innovations and discover fundamental brain properties through the integration of experiments and simulation. We generate large-scale neuroscience datasets, online search, visualization, and analysis utilities, and APIs.

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is working on an exciting initiative to re-structure and map our vast quantities of neuroscience-centric data into a unified schema, and to develop a knowledge graph. We seek to lay the technical foundation to support supervised and unsupervised content discovery, enable deep data mining, and support new interactive modes of engagement with our data through innovative UI. We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join the Data and Technology software development team.

Our data is freely and openly shared with the public at

Jobs Responsibilities

As a Software Engineer, you will participate in the design and development of innovative, high performance, robust, scalable, and extensible software solutions, owning key capabilities and features. Typical activities include contributing to technical discussions, technical and functional requirements analysis, solution design, and technical development.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3-5 years of professional industry experience 
  • Experience with the full stack of data-driven application development
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working closely with cross-functional colleagues and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

Depth in one or more of the following areas is highly desired

  • Experience working with large data sets using relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience designing and building data models for large data sets using relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience designing and implementing APIs
  • Expertise in HTML, modern JavaScript, CSS, SASS
  • Experience with contemporary client-side tools, frameworks and libraries, such as React, Angular, Vue, Webpack.
  • Experience with tools that support infrastructure as code, such as CloudFormation, Azure Resource Manager, Cloud Deployment Manager, Terraform, etc.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture and API-driven systems
  • Knowledge of data solutions using linked property graphs, RDF, or other graph-based databases
  • Knowledge of RDF, OWL, Cypher and other contemporary graph-based query languages
  • Experience with data visualization tools and libraries such as d3.js, three.js

**Please note, this opportunity does not sponsor work visas and has no relocation assistance.**

It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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