Job - Senior Python Engineer - User Interface Applications, Cambridge MA

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Sun Mar 2 17:24:38 CET 2014

Senior Python 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(R) platform -- based on next generation gene synthesis technologies.  The BioFab(R) 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

Send resume & cover letter to: resumes at
Please briefly describe your skills, knowledge, and experience with the Required Qualifications in your cover letter/email.

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