Research Software Developer III

Boston Children's Hospital - Boston, MA

Research Software Developer III





Standard Hours per Week

Job Posting Description
The Computational Health Informatics Program ( at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, is seeking an experienced full stack web developer to join the SMART Health IT team (

SMART is an internationally leading, open source, standards-based technology platform that enables innovators to create apps that seamlessly and securely run across the healthcare system. SMART is one of the highest profile projects across the field of biomedical informatics and health IT—gaining adoption by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Medicare, health systems, health IT vendors, app developers and a key focus of White House efforts around interoperability.

The platform is REST-based, incorporates OAuth2 and related technologies on the security layer and can use JSON and XML serialization formats. The team you will be joining writes services, applications and frameworks for web and mobile platforms in various programming languages and likes to give the latest and greatest technology a try.

The ideal Research Software Developer III:
Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience, plus at least 5 years of experience in real-world software development.
Lives and breathes full stack web development using open-source development and tools, can discuss the pros and cons of various web application toolkits.
Writes quality code: source control, testing, and clear documentation are all musts.
Has experience JavaScript and at least one other programming language.
Experience with at least one web framework.
Willing to quickly learn new applications and technologies.
Has strong technical, analysis, debugging and problem-resolution skills.
Comfortable doing basic system administration in a Linux environment.
Familiarity with both statically and dynamically typed languages.
Share a link to your work on GitHub.

The following strengths would be most welcome on the team:
NodeJS - Express or HAPI.
React, jQuery.
FHIR and/or OAuth2 (ideally SMART) experience.
JavaScript testing frameworks, Webpack, Babel, other linters and tools.
Experience with SQL and relational databases.
React Native, Redux.
Writing CLI apps in NodeJS.
Strong UI development skills, including HTML, CSS, Less, SVG.
DOM and deep understating of the browser constrains (from ES2018 down to IE8
and ES3).
Linux - know how to setup and manage linux server VMs, Docker.
Python, JSON, XML, Git (GitHub).
Big Data and ML.
Manage AWS and Heroku and Google Cloud.
NoSQL, MySQL Cluster.
HAPI server (
  • Please submit a resume and a code sample that represents your best work. *
Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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