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2 Jun 2020

Full-Time Senior Software Developer

Contextual Genomics Inc. –  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

Job Summary:

Contextual Genomics is a leading Canadian genomics company based in Vancouver, BC, built by world experts in the field of cancer genomics.  A Senior Software Developer position is available immediately to join an exciting and growing commercial enterprise which makes next-generation cancer sequencing diagnostics widely available to patients across the globe.  We develop and distribute state-of-the-art molecular tools to inform patients and their oncologists of optimal treatment strategies for their cancer.

As a Senior Software Developer, you will work within a cross-functional structure with other developers, quality assurance specialists, bioinformaticians, scientists and product experts.  We’re looking for a highly motivated, reliable individual who can build high-quality software. The successful candidate will be passionate about technology and software. You will have a track record of building and shipping quality products that are aligned with customer needs and business goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build and mentor a great software team, attracting and retaining talented developers.
  • Architect and design modern software products, using modern tools and development principles.
  • Embrace modern development processes, including Agile and Scrum.
  • Champion best practices in development, including continuous integration and deployment.
  • Work collaboratively with developers and cross-functional team members.
  • Actively pursue continuous learning, especially of relevant software tools, frameworks and concepts.
  • Consistently write clean, readable, high-quality code.
  • Participate in code review processes.
  • Collaborate with quality assurance specialists to perform continuous validation and testing.
  • Document designs, algorithms,  code and methods.

Required Skills

  • A degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to code in Python and expert understanding of full-stack web development.
  • Experience with Python-based frameworks like Django.
  • Advanced experience with SQL-based based databases, especially PostgreSQL.
  • Expert knowledge of Linux.
  • Working knowledge of cloud-based products, especially on AWS.

Appreciated Skills

  • Experience building scalable cloud-based software applications in the  Healthcare industry or biotech

Workplace Location:

  •  Company’s Vancouver area office.

More information on Contextual Genomics can be found at

To apply for this position: email CV and cover letter to with job code: JD026 in the header.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Categories: IT & Tech. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 53 days.

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