Published date Posted on Indeed on Nov 25, 2021 (11 d ago)
Job Description Summary:
Job Description Summary
What You Will Do:
We are searching for a Software Developer with C++, SQL and Python to support the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in North Bethesda, MD. NCBI is the world’s premier biomedical center hosting over six million daily users that seek research, clinical, genetic, and other information that directly impacts biomedical research and public health – at NCBI you can help accelerate cures for diseases by driving new life sciences discoveries, ranging from medical health (viruses and pandemics, genetic diseases, cancer) to public health (food safety monitoring, antimicrobial resistance, viral outbreaks), to basic research topics in computational biology, bioinformatics and microbial diversity. NCBI’s wide range of applications, platforms (Node, Python, Django, C++ etc) and environments (petabytes of big data, machine learning, multiple clouds) serve more users than almost any other US Government Agency according to https://analytics.usa.gov/. This work can be done remotely.



Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, testing, and continued maintenance of NCBI platforms such as the Assembly and Foreign Contamination databases and websites.
  • Work with a diverse team of scientists, bioinformaticians, developers and product professionals to build and improve robust, flexible solutions serving databases, APIs, websites and service.
  • Replace legacy software. Focus on back end development.
  • Learn new technologies, keep up with the internal systems, and share your knowledge with the team.

Required Skills:
  • Proficiency in C++, SQL, Python and/or JavaScript and familiarity with their associated ecosystems
  • 3+ years of experience developing large databases or working in a distributed computing environment
  • Programming experience in a Linux environment
  • Experience with relational databases, Microsoft SQL or similar relational database design and optimization
  • Ability to work with common structured documents (at least one of XML, JSON)
  • Scan objects for malware, bugs, vulnerabilities, and apply fixes
  • Understanding of network data protocols
  • Experience with shell scripting

Desired Skills:
  • Experience working with genetic and biological data
  • Experience using web services and RESTful APIs
  • Experience with BASH, csh and/or Perl scripting language
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, unit tests, integration and regression testing
  • Knowledge of agile software development techniques and practices
  • Experience with Docker or other containerization mechanisms
  • Experience with Cloud technologies a strong plus

Minimum Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Other Requirements:
  • Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Maximus employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.
Job Summary:

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MAXIMUS Introduction: Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com. EEO Statement: EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

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