Software Engineer Openings

We are looking for motivated and energetic individuals to fill software engineering positions working on the Galaxy project. Galaxy software engineers have broad impact across the world and work on the most advanced technologies in diverse areas such as cloud computing, Web-based visualization, and genome analysis.

Galaxy is a software framework that (a) enables researchers to store, analyze, visualize and share genomic data and (b) provides genomic tool developers with the ability to deploy their tools within a complete analysis framework. Thousands of researchers worldwide use Galaxy on a daily basis, and Galaxy is an open source project committed to the openness of scientific enterprise. Current areas of expertise sought for Galaxy software engineers include:

  • Web-based visualization and visual analytics. We are building novel interactive visualizations for very large genomics datasets that leverage cutting edge web technologies.
  • Distributed computing and systems programming. We are engaged in the development of workflow systems, cloud computing based solutions, and other projects involving high performance and data intensive computing.
  • Informatics and data analysis and integration. We build and use tools to analyze large datasets generated by high-throughput sequencing of DNA to understand genomes and genome function.
  • Bioinformatics application areas such as re-sequencing, de novo assembly, metagenomics, transcriptome analysis and epigenetics.

However, regardless of area of expertise we seek talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. Galaxy is developed in an academic research environment, and members of the Galaxy team work closely with researchers on projects at the leading edge of data-driven biological research.

Python and JavaScript are the primary implementation languages for the Galaxy framework. Galaxy’s primary user interface is Web-based, and makes substantial use of Canvas, D3, Backbone, and other modern web technologies. Many of the analysis components of Galaxy are performance critical, implemented in C, C wrapped in Python, or other languages as appropriate.

These positions are located at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. Note that these are full time positions located in Portland — we cannot take on contractors at this time.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a link to Github profile or a code sample, and resume to