University of Pennsylvania FRONTEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-29198


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org PH-Pharmacology

Posted to the Web 06/22/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade D

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8:30-5:30

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Greene Laboratory at Penn seeks a frontend Software Engineer to work under the direction of the lab director to develop interfaces that enable the interactive analysis large scale genomic datasets to biologists with limited computational expertise. The types of responsibilities will include:Design, develop, and maintain web interfaces that enable users, primarily biologists, to access data and bioinformatics tools; Design, develop, and maintain web-based interactive visualizations that enable biologists to glean insights from data; Optimize new and existing interfaces and visualizations to allow them to scale to large datasets; Participate in code review.


The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience with SASS, Less, or other CSS extension language, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Also required:* Substantial expertise designing, developing, and delivering web-based interfaces* Experience with unit testing, version control, and other aspects of continuous integration* Ability to work productively and communicate effectively with people of varying technical backgrounds* Understanding of software architecture, OO principles, and design patterns* At least two years of experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, Balsamiq, and/or other design tools* At least one year of experience with Angular, React, or closely related software* Good work ethic and self-motivation* A mastery of the terminology of biology* Proven problem solving abilitiesPreferred: * Project lead for a project from inception to delivery and maintenance* Open source software repository or contributions are a plus* Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Web Development or a closely related fieldIf you are selected as a review candidate, you will be expected to ‘live-code’ a solution to a simple problem during the interview process.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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