Full Job Description
Avellino Lab USA, Inc. is a pre-IPO world leader in genetic diagnostics and gene therapy research. Avellino developed the first commercially available genetic test for corneal dystrophy (a degenerative eye condition), providing a fast and accurate test to help guide physicians in treating their patients to prevent or delay vision loss. Avellino continues to innovate and has developed a next-generation sequencing (NGS) test for keratoconus. In addition to the diagnosis of these progressive eye diseases, Avellino is also developing state-of-the-art siRNA and CRISPR gene editing programs for corneal dystrophies and for treatment technologies that can be applied to other diseases beyond ophthalmology. These therapies have been proven in the lab and in animal studies, and Avellino will proceed with human trials in the very near future. Avellino Labs operates globally and has been recognized for its work, including being named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
Avellino recently announced its newly developed, FDA-validated coronavirus diagnostic test –the Avellino SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Test (AvellinoCoV2 Test) – a Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) that uses Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase RT-qPCR for the presumptive in vitro qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Avellino is ramping up operations in order to meet the worldwide need for SARS-CoV-2 testing.
Avellino seeks an experienced software engineer for quality assurance and continuation engineering. The ideal candidate will run regression testing and verify functional tests for different software platforms, including front-end digital entry, management of information through the laboratory testing process, and reporting of laboratory testing results to customers and appropriate health agencies. The ideal candidate will also create functional tests to reproduce issues reported from the field and integrate new functional tests into the regression test suite. The ideal candidate will work with external IT customer support to release fixes or launch software versions or to provide updated materials, such as presentations, updated videos, release notes, etc.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Test, fix, maintain, and otherwise support various external IT-related software, including Avellino’s Web Application for patient testing administration purposes.
Test, fix, maintain, support, and integrate software as needed for the internal laboratory information management system (LIMS).
Test, fix, maintain, support, and integrate software as needed for electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and to interface with customer systems for electronic medical record (EMR)/electronic hospital reporting (EHR).
Work with IT for software development, test, deployment, and support.
Program and debug in various programming languages, including Python and Java.
Perform other tasks as may be assigned, whether in-house or external support depending on the software.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalence in comparable job experience.
3-5 years in software or data science engineering.
Understanding of functional software tests, regression testing, automated test (functional and regression) with platforms that are codeless and that support scripting/programming
Working knowledge in QA software test products
Experience in the biotech/life sciences industry.
Experience with integrated development environment (IDE), codeless and coded testing platforms.
HL7, EMR, EHR
Self-motivated, energetic, organized, and results oriented with a team mentality
Ability to multitask and prioritize competing deadlines
Problem solving, decision-making and scientific learning
Strong written and oral communication skills
Assertive and respectful personality with a high level of social skills in order to deal effectively and persuasively with a team
Ability to work under general direction and independently determine approach to solutions or seek clarification.
This job operates in a professional office environment and a clinical lab environment.
Must be able to regularly sit, speak and hear, and perform climbing, standing, stooping, twisting, lifting, and other physical movements to perform job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to protect essential functions.