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Ada Developers Academy: Software Engineer I – Immunology

Department: Allen Institute for Immunology

Ada Developers Academy: Software Engineer I – Immunology

The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science.

The mission of the Allen Institute for Immunology is to advance the fundamental understanding of human immunology through the study of immune health and diseases where excessive or impaired immune responses drive pathological processes. The Institute will employ a multi-disciplinary team approach in collaboration with academic centers of human immunology to generate novel mechanistic insights into the immune synapse in health and in diseases such as autoimmunity or oncology. The Institute will simultaneously provide a foundational data set and tools for future immunological research as well as a novel collaboration portal for the broader scientific community.

We’re looking for an entry-level software engineer to join our agile team. You will be involved in all areas of development from design to development to testing. You will be working with other engineers to develop cloud-based solutions involving front-end and back-end components. You will be jointly responsible for defining requirements, creating prototypes, implementing great solutions, testing your code, and working with scientists and computational biologists to incorporate user feedback as part of the iterative development cycle.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

This requisition is in partnership with Ada Developers Academy. Only Ada participants should apply.

Essential Functions

  • Work with others on the team to design and build scalable and secure libraries, data storage solutions, and web services to capture data and enable fast access to it
  • Contribute to documenting and communicating software architecture, design decisions, code approach, and socializing these decisions through peer review and architectural review
  • Work with scientists, computational biologists and software engineers to transform complex requirements into software
  • Perform software development duties using best practices - apply the concepts of iterative design and development, develop unit tests, participate in code reviews, etc.
  • Show curiosity and enjoy learning new tools, languages, techniques and technologies relevant to software engineering

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, or equivalent combination of degree and experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with programming languages like Java or GoLang
  • Experience with database management systems
  • Experience with Mobile or Web development
  • Knowledge of agile development methodologies
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Passion for new technology and customer focused
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Work Environment

  • May enter laboratory environment, including potential exposure to lasers, biohazards

Physical Demands

  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment
  • Working at a computer and using a mouse for extended periods of time

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This role is currently able to work both remotely and onsite in a hybrid work environment. We are a Washington State employer, and the primary work location for all Allen Institute employees is 615 Westlake Ave N.; any remote work must be performed in Washington State.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • In keeping with our focus on employee safety, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. All employees will be required to keep their vaccination status up to date according to CDC guidance and our policy.

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 about 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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