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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Systems Software Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Wingo Lab seek a highly motivated candidate with software development experience to join an interdisciplinary collaborative research group of highly successful investigators that span psychiatry, neurology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, genetics, biochemistry, and neuroscience. The candidate will work on a range of projects closely with the principal investigator and data scientists to build and maintain infrastructure to perform large scale analysis of genetic data to understand the genetic basis of neurologic, psychiatric, and brain-related traits. There are two main branches of the lab – the "wet" lab works with biological specimens to generate genomic data and the "dry" lab work on genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data that are generated by our lab and others to understand how brain diseases develop. The developer bridges across these groups by developing tools that help both track, exchange, and analyze data – from samples to sequencing. Common tasks include automating, managing, and troubleshooting established work flows in cloud computing or local compute clusters environments and maintenance/extension of locally developed web and electron applications.

The ideal candidate must be able to work independently with minimal guidance. Well documented code, meticulous records, and backing up of data are expected. Good communication skills to gather requirements and get feedback from users (i.e., other lab members) to improve tools.


  • As part of a team, develops different components of a software project, implements unit and integration tests for these components, and creates technical documentation for users and developers.

  • Projects and applications may include Web and Grid services oriented systems; portal environments; client-server based applications; applications that manage, integrate, and analyze large scale databases; applications and middleware infrastructure that provide federated, secure access to multiple applications and databases; knowledge management and integration systems; and systems for high performance databases and analysis applications.

  • Designs and implements interoperable middleware components, data models, and interfaces for integration of multiple software systems, applications, and databases.

  • Develops and integrates software for secure and controlled access to application components and databases.

  • Designs and implements graphical user interfaces for components of a software system and for applications.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field and one year of software engineering or related experience.

  • A master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering is preferred.

  • Strong programming skills in Java, C++, object oriented-design, XML, SQL and database development.

  • Experience with web services, grid technologies, distributed computing strongly preferred.

  • Experience with software engineering best practices such as requirements gathering, version control, automated testing, and configuration management is desirable.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills.


• A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field and three years of software engineering or related experience.

• Proficiency in at least one scripting language, one compiled language, and Linux command line tools.

• Experience with SQL and noSQL

• Experience with JavaScript and web development (e.g., REST APIs).

• Experience with software engineering best practices such as requirements gathering, version control, automated testing, and configuration management.

• Ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues.

• Proficiency in Golang, JavaScript, and/or C are preferred since those are languages most commonly used in the lab.

• Experience with git, shell scripting, Perl, R, C++, or electron-based applications (React JS library).

• Proficiency with Amazon web services for distributed computing

• Experience using a compute cluster

NOTE: Tasks related to this position can be performed remotely with only occasional supported visits to an Emory University location. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 78528

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Neurology: Cog Neurobehav

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Information Technology

Location : Name Executive Park-N Druid Hills

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta