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Software Developer - Toronto, Ontario

Position: Software Developer (3 positions available) 
Site: MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department: Genome Informatics
Reports To: Director, Genome Informatics
Salary: Commensurate with level of experience
Hours: 35 hours/week
Status: Full-time, Permanent

We are growing! With new projects and lots of exciting technologies, our team is looking for passionate and talented software developers across the entire stack to continue building cutting edge tools and infrastructures used by cancer researchers around the globe to fight cancer.

Our open source applications handle vast amounts of data (2+ PB) and run on large compute environments. Designed and implemented by our in-house developers, we maintain a diverse set of tools and projects, from complex ETL systems to modern user interfaces.

ICGC-DCC (https://github.com/icgc-dcc), our most mature and well known project, is a submission system, ETL pipeline and data portal coordinating cancer research on 89 projects with participants from all over the world. We are also building the front-end and some of the API for NCI Genomic Data Commons (https://github.com/NCI-GDC), a US-based unified data repository that enables data sharing across cancer genomic studies. Our team also operates the Cancer Genome Collaboratory (https://github.com/CancerCollaboratory), a compute and storage cloud which we progressively enhance with more tools to assist researchers running analysis pipelines.
Kids First (https://github.com/kids-first/), our most recent project aims at facilitating collaboration on the research of childhood cancer and structural birth defects.

We are looking for passionate candidates from a wide set of seniority levels to join our agile development teams. If you feel comfortable with some of the technologies mentioned below, please get in touch and tell us about yourself!

Front-End
• Modern ECMAScript (2015+ w/ Babel) + typed variants (Flow / TypeScript)
• React Ecosystem (redux et al, recompose, CSS-in-JS)
• GraphQL
• Data Visualizations (d3, svg / canvas, webgl)

Back-End
• Java 8 (lambdas, functional interfaces, streams API)
•Spring / Spring Boot
• Strong understanding of design patterns
• Microservice architecture
• Object storage APIs (S3, Azure, Google Cloud)
• Python / Django / Flask (Graphene)

Other technologies
• Elasticsearch 5
• Databases: PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL
• Cloud solutions: OpenStack, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
• Build Systems: Maven, webpack
• Continuous integration: Travis, Jenkins
• Configuration management: Ansible, Puppet, Chef
• Docker
• NodeJS / Electron

Want to learn more about our team? Check out: http://softeng.oicr.on.ca/.

By the way, are you a space or tab person? The cover letter is also a good spot to declare your love for vim and stand-out from the other candidates.

The interview process will involve in-person interviews with whiteboard questions aimed at challenging your skills and assessing your approach to new and complex problems.

OICR is an innovative cancer research institute located in the MaRS Centre in the Discovery District in downtown Toronto. OICR is addressing significant challenges in cancer research with multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams. New discoveries to prevent, detect and treat cancer will be moved from the bench to practical applications in patients. The OICR team is growing quickly. We are innovative, dedicated professionals who bring expertise to each of our roles. We are looking for individuals interested in being part of a culture of excellence that will result in Ontario being recognized internationally as a leading jurisdiction for cancer research.

Launched in December 2005, OICR is an independent institute funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

For more information about OICR, please visit the website at www.oicr.on.ca.

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

OICR is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research thanks all applicants. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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