Scientific Software Engineer / Architect, Methods Development

San Diego, CA | Methods Development (626)

Job Description

Dart NeuroScience LLC (DNS) is a private company with its principal place of business in San Diego CA. DNS will discover new technologies and develop new therapies to help maintain cognitive vitality throughout life. DNS’s Scientific Computing department has broad responsibility for (i) development of novel bioinformatics tools to facilitate gene discovery, (ii) development of novel software methods to facilitate drug discovery, (iii) computational chemistry project support for structure-based drug design, combinatorial chemistry, and statistical modeling, (iv) integration of information systems and automation and (v) general IT infrastructure to support scientific research and company administration.

The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge and experience in software engineering for scientific applications.  S/he will be a member of the Scientific Computing Methods Development Group, which is responsible for the creation of novel computational and informatics software to enable and accelerate DNS drug discovery.

  • B.S. with 5+ years experience (PhD is a plus).   Experience in biotechnology/ pharmaceutical industry.
  • Hands-on experience in the software engineering process: requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing and support of scientific users in an iterative and adaptive style.
  • Hands-on experience in object-oriented design and programming (Java, C#), relational data modeling and SQL, and Web Service Oriented Architectures (REST).  Experience in GUI design and development would be a plus. Experience using Spring, Maven, and the Eclipse development environment a strong plus. Experience using ChemAxon and OpenEye chemistry toolkits a strong plus.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and techniques quickly without formal training.
  • Knowledge of chemistry and biology as applies to the drug discovery process
  • Individual contributor with experience in team development environment and tools for source code control (SVN) and issue tracking (e.g. Bugzilla).
  • Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with scientists who may not understand the details of informatics and software.
  • Customer-oriented, pragmatic approach, with the ability to elucidate requirements and perform effective support and training.
DNS offers competitive salaries and a great benefits package including incentive bonuses, healthcare, vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. 
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with a brief summary of research experience and accomplishments, research interests and goals and list of publications using our online application.
PDF files are strongly encouraged. 
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