The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Informatics department at Harvard University is looking for a software developer to join a newly formed Informatics Operations team. Reporting to the Director of Informatics Operations the position's responsibilities will include:

  • Development of server-side data management and analysis applications in support of the FAS core facilities;
  • Working closely with other members of the Bioinformatics and Research Computing teams to enable high-throughput data analysis for faculty research;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The Informatics group lies at the interface between Harvard's research groups and the large (60,000 core, 15Pb) FAS Research Computing cluster. Our remit involves working on individual research topics (sometimes with embedded post-docs within the group ) through enabling large-scale and automated analysis of instrument data. Our main goal is to enhance Harvard's scientific output by decreasing data analysis turnaround-time and assisting researchers with harnessing the power of the FAS Research Computing cluster.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in web/command line application development and design required. Experience with Python command line and web application development in a Linux environment is needed with an emphasis on Django / Flask, MySQL and Javascript.

Additional Qualifications

Previous experience in building web-based systems in a laboratory or research environment is a plus. Must be customer oriented, have strong communication skills - both verbal and written; especially with respect to relaying complex computation information to others. Ability to interact well with a broad& constituency including students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and research staff.