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Full-time Lead Software Engineer
Published at 25.01.2014 - Viewed: 12916 times - OpenHumans.org in United States

Openhumans.org is hiring a Lead Software Engineer!

As the Lead Software Engineer at you will work on the Open Humans Network, a project that aims to help people aggregate and share their health and trait data to advance scientific, educational and humanitarian causes.

Our model for this initiative is the work we’ve done on the Harvard Personal Genome Project (PGP), which has over 3,000 volunteers publicly sharing extensive biological and trait data, including hundreds of whole genomes, exomes, and genotyping data sets, over 1,000 health records, microbiome datasets from various bodily habitats, device data, brain imaging, etc. This combination of a highly informed and engaged community of volunteers and their contributions of extremely rich biological and health data, along with a network of collaboration-minded researchers, is an incredibly powerful scientific and educational resource that is unrivaled elsewhere. We will build on this momentum with this exciting new initiative that will transform participatory research and advance human health.
We're looking for someone who...

Is interested in building and managing a full-stack website. As the Lead Software Engineer, you’ll be able to make decisions about what kind of technology is used and how it’s deployed.
Has used multiple programming languages to build production systems (e.g. Python, Ruby).
Is experienced with back-end web development (e.g. Rails or Django).
Is comfortable managing Unix-like servers and has opinions about how to store and disseminate large datasets (currently around 50TB total, although we would start with managing