Sr. Systems Software Developer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS


Posted: 28-Nov-23

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Information Technology

Internal Number: 4817152

Sr. Systems Software Developer
About the Opportunity
Job Description:
The Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University is seeking a scientific software developer to join a research team led by Dr. Benjamin Gyori, working on computational approaches to accelerate discovery in biomedicine. The team consists of researchers and scientific software developers from different backgrounds including computing, life sciences and other natural sciences.
As a member of this team, the applicant will be responsible for developing and testing software encompassing natural language processing, knowledge integration, model generation and model analysis. Responsibilities also include deploying software on cloud computing infrastructure, and creating web services and associated user interfaces. One area of focus for the applicant is contributing to a project as part of the DARPA Automating Scientific Knowledge Extraction and Modeling (ASKEM) program ( ) whose objective is to develop AI approaches and tools to create, sustain, and enhance scientific models of complex systems applied to biomedicine, epidemiology and climate science.
The ideal candidate should be broadly conversant with programming in Python, preferably in the context of scientific data analysis. The candidate should also be familiar with rapid prototyping and collaborative software development. Experience with machine learning applied to scientific data, and with natural language processing is a plus.
Qualified candidates should have:

  • Master's or doctoral degree in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics or related fields
  • 2+ years of experience in Python programming
  • Experience with Git version control
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience in the following is a plus, but not strictly required
  • Proficiency in programming for scientific data analysis
  • Experience with natural language processing systems
  • Experience with machine learning methods and software libraries
  • Experience with Python scientific computing libraries (numpy, scipy, pandas, networkx)
  • Experience with JavaScript and front-end development

Documents to Submit:
Resume & Cover Letter
Position Type
Information Technology
Additional Information
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see .
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Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.
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