Software Engineer Programmer III - Arcus Program

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia · Philadelphia, PA/Remote

Health & Well-Being
Posted 1 month ago

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Job Summary

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute and its Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) are seeking a software engineer to help build an enterprise-level data and informatics platform called “Arcus”. The Arcus team integrates with major scientific initiatives in the Research Institute strategic plan involving high-impact research areas such as lifespan, rare diseases, novel devices and therapeutics, and precision health.


This role will work with a team of software engineers and bioinformatics scientists focused on architecting and implementing optimized data services, interfaces, and integrations for ‘omics data (genomics, proteomics, etc).


We are looking for highly creative people who share our mission to advance child health and who will thrive in a continuous learning environment, acquiring and applying both new technical skills and biomedical domain knowledge. Existing bioinformatics knowledge is not required as long as you are willing to learn!


Preferred Education and Experience
•    Familiarity with ‘omic data formats and tooling.
•    Experience with the Go and/or Python programming languages.

Job Responsibilities

•    Make ‘omics data accessible to researchers.
•    Design and implement optimized database models/data structures to support APIs.
•    Design and implement APIs that integrates with existing platform.
•    Work with and contribute to frontend design for users interacting with the data.
•    Leverage cloud services offered by Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services.
•    Promote sustainability and enterprise adoption through communication and documentation.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree


Required Experience:

  • BS/BA in a software or systems engineering or related discipline.
  • At least five (5) years of programming and/or large-scale system development.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in a big data processing role.
  • Knowledge of high performance/parallel computing environments and containerized workflow development.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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CHOP Careers Contact 

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2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

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