Senior Software Engineer – User Interface Applications

Gen9, Inc.


May 3, 2014

Senior Software Engineer – User Interface Applications

Location: Cambridge MA

Who We Are:


Gen9 is transforming synthetic biology by creating novel technologies to increase innovation within several industries including biopharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and bio-fuels.  


Currently such genes are synthesized ‘one at a time’ resulting in high-cost low-capacity gene synthesis capabilities in the marketplace. Gen9 is building the first ‘fab’ for synthetic biology -- the BioFab® platform -- based on next generation gene synthesis technologies.  The BioFab® platform was chosen by “The Scientist” as the #1 innovation of 2012.


Position summary:


Gen9 is looking for a senior software engineer to contribute to software architecture that will help to scale our next-generation DNA synthesis platform.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable with a range of responsibilities as a member of a small, efficient team.  




* Design and develop user-friendly web-based applications to improve work flow management, support scale up of production processes, and query information for data mining and analysis to better enable all aspects of our business

* Support infrastructure and provide code base maintenance (documentation, testing, and revision control)

* Respond to R&D and Manufacturing requests for custom requirements on an as needed basis




* BS/ MS in computer science, bioinformatics, or related degree plus 5-7 years of industry experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

* 3+ years of experience using and developing within UNIX/Linux environments

* Demonstrated proficiency with Python, JavaScript, and CSS

* Demonstrated experience with SQL and database modeling

* Demonstrated ability to work effectively and with minimal supervision in a small collaborative team

* Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage numerous activities simultaneously

* Strong communication, documentation, and presentation skills

* Familiarity with biology is not required, but is beneficial



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  • Company Gen9, Inc.
  • Contact Name HR
  • Position Location Cambridge, MA
  • Minimum Required Education Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum Preferred Education Master's Degree
  • Career Level Experienced Non-manager
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