Sep 16, 2022

Job Description

With approximately 6,000 scientists and physicians around the world, the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the global pharmaceutical research organization of Novartis. Our research is focused on discovering innovative new drugs and life-saving therapies that will transform the practice of medicine and improve the lives of patients across the world.

To do this, our scientists need state-of-the-art, cutting-edge scientific workflow and data management systems. The NIBR Informatics (NX) group was created within NIBR as a strategic investment to deliver these systems and services that are so critical to the future of drug discovery.

As a Software Engineer in NX, you will work with computational biologists, data scientists, product experts, and other specialists to implement world-class solutions for drug discovery. You will be part of a team that strives to deliver excellence in software, data, and infrastructure engineering, and that is responsible for building powerful, functional, beautiful, and secure scientific and IT software solutions that accelerate scientific research.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Develop modular, reusable, elegantly designed and maintainable software that will impact and accelerate critical scientific research.
• Be hands on and solution driven, developing and maintaining the code repositories for which you are responsible and responding rapidly to bug reports or security vulnerability issues.
• Embody and integrate software development best practices into your everyday work and inspire others within the engineering community to emulate these practices.
• Collaborate extensively with your colleagues across Engineering, Product Management, Product Service Management and Business Management.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• BS/MS in Computer Science, or commensurate experience
• Strong Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, algorithms, data structures, and complexity analysis.
• Two years of prior programming experience in a professional environment with object-oriented, scripting and query languages such as Java, Python, JavaScript, SQL, etc.
• Understanding of AWS cloud technologies.
• Experience with Linux/Unix environment.
• Experience working with RESTful APIs and data formats such as XML or JSON.
• Experience using version control systems, such as Git, Bitbucket, etc.
• Be an independent self-starter who takes pride in their work and has a passion for science and engineering.
• Sharp analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Have a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
• Strong written and verbal communications skills.
• Ability and enthusiasm to rapidly learn new software languages, frameworks, and APIs.

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

COVID-19: While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].

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Cambridge, MA
Information Technology
Full Time
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Senior Software Engineer

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