Software Engineer III

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description


The IT Platform Solutions and Intelligence team is seeking a Software Engineer III with solid experience in designing, implementing, and supporting production-quality software systems meeting the diverse needs of a multi-functional organization. The ideal candidate will work as part of a value-stream aligned Agile team to design, develop, evaluate, and support software solutions to meet the rapidly growing, increasingly complex data processing needs of The Jackson Laboratory. A background and/or experience in supporting Microsoft 365 and/or ERP solutions is highly desired.


The ideal candidate will have:

Strong experience in object-oriented programming language such as Java or C#

Experienceincloud technologies, most specifically Microsoft Azure

Experience working with ERP solutions like Workday, Infor, Dynamics

Experience implementing unit tests and working with testing tools.

Expertise in IDE tools and DevOpsstrategies.

Proven initiative and organizational skills to prioritize complex tasks, projects, and workflow, and use independent judgment to make decisions regarding operations and deadlines.

Excellent analytical and technical skills.

Exposure to Agile software development life cycle process and concepts such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Test-Driven Development.



Collaborate with team members to understand data processing needs and identify opportunities for improvement.

Develop and configure software solutions to address identified opportunities.

Implement proper security and governance controls.

Provide leadership and input into our evolving software development practices.

Effectively interact with non-technical management and business stakeholders.



Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent field is required

6-9 years of experience in software development required

Demonstrated proficiency in a modern object-oriented programming language.

Knowledge of the following technologies is preferred: SSIS, Azure Data Factory, JavaScript, PowerShell, SQL, HTML/CSS, REST APIs, GIT.

Familiarity with common data structures and algorithms.

Web programming experience and basic understanding of network protocols.

Ability to configure and use compute resources in the cloud is a plus.

Experience with 4 or more of the following: paired and mob programming, automated unit and functional testing, manual testing, user-centered design, test or behavior driven development, and continuous integration/continuous deployment.

Familiarity with 4 or more of the following leadership skills: collaboration, product management, facilitation, influence, conflict resolution, and mentorship.

Experience identifying customer needs, communicating technical issues to non-technical audiences, and providing general customer application support.

Experience producing high quality work with limited direct supervision.

Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.


About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!


EEO Statement:

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 642289

Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

Updated On: Nov 19, 2021