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IT Manager I

Job ID: req918
Facility: Rockville: 9605 MedCtrDr
Location: 9605 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases. 

Position Overview:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through the discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS and emerging infectious diseases. The Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) directorate works collaboratively and helps to fulfill the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory in the areas of biomedical informatics and data science by developing and applying world leading data science and computing technologies to basic and applied biomedical research challenges, supporting critical operations, developing and delivering national data resources, and employing leading-edge software and data science to effectively enable and advance clinical trials. The Biomedical Applications Development Center (BADC) is part of BIDS and is primarily involved in developing the informatics system and providing data reporting capabilities for precision medicine clinical trials supported by NCI. BADC designs, develops, operates and maintains the artificial intelligence systems associated with the assignment of patients to treatment arms. BADC is a diverse team of computer scientists, bioinformaticians, and managers who work together using Kanban/Agile principles and serverless computing in all their efforts. Using leading edge cloud systems, BADC has been recognized for their innovative work in Cancer research.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a team of engineers to design, develop, and test software engineering solutions for the Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP)
  • Work with the program management team to prioritize feature development and release
  • Provide end users with engineering support in a timely manner
  • Recruit, mentor, and manage an effective software engineering team

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a Master’s degree 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 four (4) years of experience in developing enterprise software in a fast-paced, agile development environment
  • Programming experience with modern web technologies such as Java, Python, React/VueJS, SQL/NoSQL in the AWS Cloud environment
  • Experience developing distributed system and have a good understanding of event-based and microservice architectures
  • The ability to keep a project on track and remove roadblocks for the engineers
  • Actively adopt, contribute, and advance practices and norms that achieve well design system and maintainable code
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills. Demonstrate the ability to present complex ideas to teams and management that is easy to understand
  • Enjoy learning and collaborating with diverse team members and a strong desire to coach junior team members
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • (_1-2+_) years of experience managing a team of 3-5 software engineers and can lead a technical analysis and design, evaluate trade offs, and follow industry best practices
  • Experience with Java, JEE, RDMS
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services such as Lambda, S3, SQS, SNS, and Step Functions
  • Experience with the Python programming language
  • Experience with Docker and related technologies
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL databases such as Postgres, Redis, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch
  • Experience in genomics, clinical trial research and/or precision medicine
  • Experience with agile software development such as Kanban and SCRUM
  • Experience with Test-Driven and Behavioral-Driven Development

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)