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We're looking for exceptional people to help scientists attack some of the most challenging problems in the world. Our team partners directly with biomedical researchers working to prevent and treat a wide range of diseases (HIV, cancer, diabetes, auto-immune diseases, asthma, allergies, and others); we learn about their science and unique needs, and develop solutions to their data management and analytical challenges. We release everything we develop as open-source software, accelerating research in labs and networks throughout the world. We are serious about developing high quality software, delivering innovative solutions, and contributing to the research community, but we're just as committed to maintaining an enjoyable, collaborative and flexible work environment.

LabKey Software is headquartered in Seattle, with a development office in San Diego.

Learn more about our company at www.labkey.com or visit our open-source community for more details on our software at www.labkey.org.

Open positions

We're growing quickly, so if another of our typical roles is your dream job we'd love to hear from you.

Benefits

We offer a truly flexible work schedule. You are paid for every hour you work, no matter where or when that happens. You choose your own vacation and holiday schedule.  We actually have fun at work with lunch outings, Whiskey Thursdays, release parties, and more. Other benefits include medical, vision, life and LTD insurance, FSA, 401(k), bonus plan, and paid sick time.  Most importantly, LabKey is a great place to work with a cohesive team that truly enjoys what they're doing.

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Software Engineer, San Diego

Position Overview

As a Software Engineer, you will work with our team and customers to understand requirements, design solutions, and ensure a high quality product at all points during the development process. Our ideal candidate will have significant experience in building web applications at the user interface, internal API, and client API levels, and be comfortable working with other team members to improve our development process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work efficiently at all levels within a large existing code base
  • Translate client requests into general-purpose software solutions
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with clients on an ongoing basis
  • Learn the science necessary to understand client data, methods, and work flows
  • Interest in building and growing a great software development team in San Diego

Qualifications

In addition to a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, you should have:

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or equivalent
  • Three years (or more) professional software development experience
  • Strong object-oriented design and coding ability
  • An understanding of modern software development principles
  • Experience with Java-based server technologies (Java, Spring, Tomcat) and relational databases
  • Familiarity with web front-end technologies (JSP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, ExtJS)
  • Experience solving bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US - we are unable to sponsor work visas
  • Availability to work in San Diego - we are unable to sponsor interview trips or offer relocation compensation

Contact

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to DevJobs@labkey.com, and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.

 


 

Program Manager, Seattle or San Diego

Position Overview

As a Program Manager at LabKey Software you will help us build the leading open source software for organizing, analyzing and sharing scientific data. Our customers include top scientists researching HIV, Diabetes, Cancer and other diseases. You will work with our team and customers to understand requirements, design solutions and help manage the software development and delivery process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Learn the science necessary to understand client data, methods, and work flows
  • Collaborate with clients to translate scenarios into software requirements
  • Create specifications describing desired features and iterate with developers to design solutions
  • Work directly with developers to build, refine, and deliver completed features to clients
  • Provide architectural guidance and direction throughout the project lifecycle
  • Drive our Scrum process and monthly sprint completion

Qualifications

In addition to a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, you should have:

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent professional software development experience
  • Excellent organizational & communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of modern web application architecture and familiarity with programming tools such as SQL, Java, JavaScript and R
  • Experience solving medical informatics and bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US - we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time
  • Availability to work in Seattle or San Diego - we are unable to sponsor interview trips or offer relocation compensation at this time

Contact

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to PMjobs@labkey.com, and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.

 


 

Support Engineer, Seattle or San Diego

Position Overview

The Services Team supports users’ unique workflows within the LabKey Server environment, a secure, scalable, open-source platform for collaborative research. As a Support Engineer, you will work with customers to help them learn, use, manage, and extend the platform as well as build software solutions that leverage LabKey Server. You will also work closely with the core LabKey Server development team to ensure the LabKey Server platform is optimized for solving real-world problems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage support ticket queues, providing investigation, prioritization, and timely updates to customers
  • Effectively communicate with customers via email, phone, and other methods
  • Research, reproduce and lead support ticket resolution efforts for customer software and technical issues
  • Work with customers on an ongoing basis to understand their needs and ensure their success with LabKey Server
  • Support scientists extending LabKey Server themselves
  • Work with the rest of the LabKey Software team to identify and address key issues

Qualifications

LabKey Software Support Engineers are natural problem solvers, passionate about customers and providing great service, excited about technology, curious about science, interested in building strong team relationships, and driven to succeed. In addition to a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, you should have:

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Excellent ability to juggle and prioritize a high volume workload and handle details accurately and in a timely manner under pressure
  • Excellent problem solving skills, attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Interest in learning about leading edge science
  • Motivation and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with databases and writing SQL queries
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in customer or technical support
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, related field, or comparable other experience
  • Experience solving medical informatics and bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Experience of working with remote teams (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US - we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time
  • Availability to work in Seattle or San Diego - we are unable to sponsor interview trips or offer relocation compensation

Contact

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to SEjobs@labkey.com, and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.

 


 

About LabKey Software

Founded in 2005 by former Microsoft, Amazon, and BEA Systems technical leaders, LabKey Software helps leading biomedical researchers make sense of their data. We build solutions tailored to our clients' needs by extending our secure, scalable, open-source platform for collaborative research. Our work benefits from and contributes to the open-source community, building an ever-more powerful and capable platform, available to everyone.