Position: Senior Full Stack Developer
Department: German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA)
Code number: 2021-0317
The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.
The German Cancer Research Center is seeking for the recently launched infrastructure initiative German Human Genome-Phenome Archive a senior full stack developer.
The German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA, www.ghga.de) is part of the national program for research data infrastructures (NFDI). GHGA will act as a national node within the federated European Genome-Phenome Archive. This infrastructure will support genomics data hubs with software tools for secure data / metadata storage, interactive data portals with data visualization, and streamlined data deposition and acquisition solutions. The GHGA main office, which is coordinated by Prof. Oliver Stegle, is located at DKFZ in close coordination with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
In order to develop the GHGA software platform into a state-of-the-art infrastructure for the secure exchange of genome data, we are looking for a senior full stack developer. The successful candidate will design, implement, and operate the main GHGA infrastructure. As part of an interdisciplinary research, development, and data management team you will develop and apply a diverse range of state-of-the-art technologies.
As a recently launched project, GHGA offers its employees room to shape the software development from the start. Your input as senior full stack developer will help GHGA reach its mission to make omics data in Germany more accessible and help drive German genome research forward, nationally and internationally. Your expertise will define standards within Germany and allow Germany to be a strong player within international efforts.
- Coordinate the development of the GHGA core software architecture
- Contribute to the development (back-end / front-end) of GHGA
- Participation in international development networks of the federated EGA architecture
- Design and specification of features, aligned with international standards
- Collaboration with local and international developers
- Get exposed to a plethora of fields ranging from AI-guided clinical decision making to modern web development technologies
- Work with an interdisciplinary team of experts bringing state-of-the-art biomedical research closer to clinics and patients
- Take part in international organizations such as the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) and ELIXIR shaping future of genomics across borders
- Widen your expertise with extensive possibilities of training programs, seminars and conferences
- Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science or similar technical background
- 5+ years of front- and back-end web application experience
- Proficiency with Python-based web frameworks (e.g. Django and Flask) and test- driven software development
- Experience in microservice design patterns and domain-driven design
- Experience with RESTful API design as well as asynchronous interface technologies such as RabbitMQ or Apache Kafka
- Experience with SQL/NoSQL technologies and Lucene-based search engines (Solr, ElasticSearch)
- Interest in setting up and using DevOps pipelines and using docker containers for development and deployment
- Enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team and talking to software developers, system administrators, as well as domain experts
- Enjoy working with modern technologies and staying up to date with new tech trends
The ideal applicant should have demonstrated the ability to work independently and creatively. The candidate should have excellent communications skills and be able to articulate clearly the technical needs, set clear goals and work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other partners.
- Interesting, versatile workplace
- International, attractive working environment
- Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
- Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
- Possibility to work part-time
- Flexible working hours
- Comprehensive further training program
Earliest Possible Start Date: as soon as possible
Duration: The position is limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.
The position can in principle be part-time.
Application Deadline: 29.10.2021
Dr. Koray Kirli
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-3473
Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.