Software Developer II
- Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
- Toronto, ON, Canada
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Software Developer II
Position: Software Developer II Site: MaRS Centre, Toronto Department: Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Reports To: Executive Lead Salary: Commensurate with level of experience Hours: 35 hours/week Status: Full-time, Temporary (1-year contract), with opportunity to renew The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Software Developer to join the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) team.
Learn more about working at OICR here.
The GA4GH is an international open-science organization building genomic data standards for the benefit of human health and medicine. Formed in 2013, GA4GH brings together 600+ leading organizations working in healthcare, research, patient advocacy, life science, and information technology to create frameworks and standards to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and health-related data.
GA4GH is supported by an international staff based at five sites around the globe, including the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto, Canada. As the organization grows and gains more support from the global genomics community, GA4GH is building its in-house technical team. This role will support the development and implementation of open source technical standards for genomic data sharing. These APIs and other standards will be implemented by genomic data projects from around the world in order to improve health outcomes. As part of your activities you will have the opportunity to be exposed to a large set of technologies. Due to current global health concerns, this position is fully remote until further notice.
As a member of the GA4GH team you will meet and work with leading international software engineers in the area of genomics. As part of the role, you will attend our two annual in-person meetings: the GA4GH Plenary Meeting in the fall and the GA4GH Connect Working Meeting in the spring. Each of these takes place at a distinct international location each year. Due to current global health concerns, all GA4GH meetings are being held virtually until further notice.
To find out more about what’s happening in GA4GH, visit OICR news.
Support the delivery of high-quality technical standards, by supporting projects through the product approval process; Develop open source implementations for approved GA4GH technical standards, including APIs and new bioinformatics file formats; Develop software to support the implementation of GA4GH technical standards worldwide, such as testbed platforms and documentation tools; Write clear, comprehensive technical documentation; Join project calls with international collaborators to develop and prototype new specifications and features, and provide updates and demonstrations; and Act as GA4GH technical liaison with other projects at OICR, e.g. ICGC-ARGO (org).
University degree in computer sciences, software engineering, bioinformatics, or equivalent; 2-4 years of professional experience in software development; Professional experience with Java and/or Python required; Proficient with version control (git) and collaborative project management platforms (GitHub, Slack); Proficient with automated software testing and continuous integration (e.g. Travis CI); Excellent communication skills (listening, written, and verbal), both in articulating your ideas and gathering input from a variety of collaborators in remote settings; Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with stakeholders and colleagues; and Knowledge of bioinformatics/cancer genomics or experience in an international project is an asset but not essential.