GeneDx Software Engineer -- Lab Informatics

GeneDx, Inc - Gaithersburg, MD (30+ days ago)3.7

Job Description

GeneDx is seeking a Software Engineer - Lab Informatics (FT, 40 hours) to work at the Gaithersburg, MD location Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

GeneDx is a rapidly growing CAP and CLIA certified diagnostic genetic testing laboratory for molecular genetics. Our historic mission has been to make clinical diagnostic testing available for people with genetic conditions and their families. We apply cutting edge technologies that provide a wide array of molecular genetic diagnostic tests, including whole exome sequencing and next-generation sequencing panels. We specialize in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders, but also test for common disorders. To learn more about GeneDx, please visit our website at

Role: The GeneDx Software Engineer - Lab Informatics works on the production genomic laboratory informatics team developing and utilizing programs for the collection, storage, management, analysis, and reporting of clinical sequencing data.

Essential Duties:
Develops new and modifies existing applications and systems, including the translation of laboratory requirements into technical specifications for development and the support of existing legacy systems
Develops software and user interfaces for laboratory applications
Updates existing laboratory applications
Translates laboratory requirements into technical specifications for development
Conducts system and unit testing
Provides user and technical support for lab informatics systems
Creates detailed technical documentation for software and testing Qualifications

MS in computer science or a related field with at least 2 years of professional software development experience OR BS in computer science, molecular biology, genetics, or a related field with at least 4 years professional software development experience
Demonstrated proficiency in Python or another major scripting language (Ruby, Perl)
Demonstrated Linux command-line proficiency including Bash/Shell scripting
Experience with Git, SVN, or other version control systems
Experience with relational databases (Microsoft SQL, MySQL, Postgres)
Experience working in Windows, Linux, and HPC(SGE/Slurm) environments
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a development team

Preferred Qualifications:
2+ years CLIA/CAP/NY State/FDA laboratory informatics experience
Experience with genomic or next generation sequencing data and laboratory processes
Experience with automated testing and continuous deployment
Experience with software project management systems/concepts (JIRA, Kanban, etc.)
Knowledge of web application concepts (MVC, Jquery, etc.)
Experience with Docker
Experience with VBA
Experience creating and maintaining software documentation in a regulatory environment

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Benefits include:
Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, personal, holiday, jury duty, bereavement leave)
Health, dental, vision, life insurance, LT/ST disability plans
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Savings Account (HSA)
401K retirement savings plan with a 4% company match and immediate vesting
Tuition Assistance
Employee Discounts (cell phone service, movie tickets, etc.)
Regular performance appraisals
Many promotions from within
Business casual, dog-friendly work environment