Lead Software Engineer

Foundation Medicine   •  

Cambridge, MA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


8 - 10 years

Posted 46 days ago

Foundation Medicine began with an idea?to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Position Overview:

The Lead Software Engineer will be a key member of an agile product development team implementing cloud-native web applications and microservices using the latest Internet technologies. In addition, this person will be a hands-on leader, mentoring other team members as well as providing strategic direction to the team.


  • Lead a team of software engineers creating innovative cloud-native solutions.
  • Help define and participate in software development processes that support continuous product delivery.
  • Implement clean, consistent, and elegant code while delivering clear business value.
  • Facilitate design and code reviews.

Qualifications (Position Skill Set):

  • 8+ years of full-stack software engineering.
  • Expert knowledge of OO and functional programming languages.
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Node.js and React.js
    • Java and Spring-Boot
    • NoSQL and RDBMS
    • AWS (EC2, ECS, S3)
    • GitHub, Jenkins, & Docker
  • Must possess exceptional communication and documentation skills, with a strong knowledge of agile software development processes.
  • Background in medical devices, life sciences, healthcare, or another regulated industry preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience.
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