Senior / Lead Scientific Software Programmer

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 54 days ago

Job Description

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is seeking a Senior/Lead Scientific Software Analyst to join the Global Information Services (GIS) Scientific Computing team in San Diego, CA. We invite a highly motivated and independent individual to help interface with our Biologists in developing custom software solutions. More specifically, the person in this role will be working with a team of scientists and software engineers to develop a new biological sample management registration and workflow platform, encompassing the capture of information related to DNA, RNA, proteins, viruses, cells, and tissues.

We're primarily focused on developing web applications using Angular, Vue or Ext JS frameworks, with Python middle layer and MySQL backend. You will work with many of the brightest people around, from our multidisciplinary team in GIS to our partners in Research.

Minimum Qualifications

The person applying for this position should have demonstrated experience in developing software solutions that address challenges in Biological Research. A Masters or PhD in Biology or Biochemistry is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience in software development, preferably at a pharmaceutical or biotech company
  • Significant experience in JavaScript, Python, Oracle and/or MySQL
  • Scientific background in Biology or Biochemistry
  • Experience with project management, data visualization and/or UI/UX is a plus

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our corporate headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District, and our international headquarters is in London, United Kingdom. We currently employ approximately 2,500 people in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America with nearly two-thirds of our staff dedicated to research and development.

Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry’s top places to work by Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and the San Diego Business Journal. Our research and medicines have also received esteemed recognitions, including the Robert J. Beall Therapeutics Development Award, the French Prix Galien and the British Pharmacological Society awards.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexualorientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.