Junior Software Developer (NCI)

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Information Technology - Software
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The Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC) provides technology development, scientific consultation, collaboration, data analysis and training to the NCI and NIH scientists and staff. The Core Infrastructure and Systems Biology (CISB) group in ABCC strives to streamline and provide innovative solutions for the NCI/NIH community to access and use biological information collected across different sources and formats. Integrating diverse data sources to enable disease agnostic access and analysis, variant impact annotation, identifier conversions across species, and merging clinical and research data enables translation from basic to the goal of precision medicine.


Junior Software Developer

  • Working with the development team, implement customer requirements using clear, maintainable, usable modules
  • Create clean, aesthetically appealing, usable and predictable user interfaces using common technologies and frameworks to promote maintainability
  • Document approaches and mechanisms clearly and comprehensively
  • Research and proof cutting edge methods for user interaction and data presentation
  • Work with the QA Team to identify, triage and resolve code defects



To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of an Associate’s degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of related experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more contemporary Object-Oriented programming languages, such as
    • Python
    • Java
    • PHP
    • C#
  • Familiarity with at least one client / web presentation framework, such as:
    • React
    • Angular
    • Bootstrap
    • Jquery
  • A desire to learn and apply new technologies according to the changing needs of the project and organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills / ability to document and communicate complex technical concepts for a variety of audiences.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Proficiency in two or more of the following
    • Python
    • MongoDB
    • JavaScript (ECMAScript 2016)
    • React
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in the development and maintenance of production-grade software
  • Full-stack capability (Presentation, Application/BLL, Backend experience)
  • Understanding of full SDLC and experience with an Agile development lifecycle
  • Experience using VCS such as git, TFS or SVN
  • Systems administration experience, including
    • Computer organization / performance tuning experience
    • Deployment tools, continuous integration
    • DBA Experience – Database maintenance, deployments
  • Understanding of Quality assurance concepts such as Unit Testing, System Testing, Section 508 Accessibility and system usability

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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