Solutions Engineer in Seattle, WA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 36 days ago

The Solutions Engineer will lead the technical design and strategy efforts for the HDC's Cascadia data platform and associated products and services. They will develop plans, track progress, and align technical plans for the platform with key HDC goals. They will work closely with HDC engineers, product managers, and designers to ensure the technology created will meet the needs of Fred Hutch researchers and their collaborators.


  • Lead the technical design and strategy efforts for HDC's Cascadia data platform and associated products and services
  • Work collaboratively with HDC teams, partners internal to Fred Hutch, and external to the organization to ensure a culture of inclusivity, feedback, and iteration
  • Act as a liaison between researchers and technical staff, translating feature requests into practical, incrementally-deployable, and useful software designs
  • Ensure the platform meets the needs of biomedical researchers across the Cascadia Data Alliance
  • Clearly communicate priorities, requirements and rationales to other technical staff, prioritize agile backlog(s), and collaborate with designers and developers so that Cascadia software products are delivered and deployed smoothly
  • Foster a culture of rapid iteration and informed risk-taking, sharing software roadmaps and prototypes widely, so that software development efforts align with broader Cascadia goals
  • Work with commercial partners to leverage industry best practices in CI/CD, scalability, security, etc.
  • Help write, test, deploy and maintain Cascadia software, participating in design and code reviews as needed
  • Research other data-sharing efforts and their technical underpinnings, learning from the successes and failures of other attempts as well as our own
  • Take on other duties as assigned given the dynamic nature of HDC's work
  • Most importantly, have a passion for applying technical skills in support of mission-driven research, enthusiastically advocating for data sharing, research data management best practices, and open source/science community building


  • BS in biomedical sciences, computer science, library and information science, or another discipline related to data-intensive research and/or data management
  • 5+ years in development and/or professional product management roles supporting SaaS/cloud offerings, preferable in the biomedical research space
  • Proven track record researching, implementing and socializing research data solutions
  • Demonstrated experience working with biomedical (clinical or research) data; experience with messy, "real life" data sets
  • Experience applying agile software development practices, supporting software releases, and developing metrics to drive product success
  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills with the ability to communicate with a variety of technical and non-technical collaborators and drive projects to successful conclusions
  • Self-starter with the ability to multitask and balance many parallel tasks

Valid Through: 2019-11-4