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Washington University of St. Louis Software Engineer II - Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM) - 48926 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM). The position is located at 4444 Forest Park. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


This position provides technical and analytical work to develop, design, and/or support applications for research and clinical functions of scientists and clinicians. Employees participate in the design and development of informatics solutions using software engineering expertise to include maintenance, modification, or novel implementation of complex inter-related applications/solutions. Solutions link technical knowledge with research and/or clinical solutions and involve participating in design and development, and implementation of simple single systems or interfaces that inter-connect enterprise applications. Duties include participating in designs, developing code based on the architecture and technical design finalized and approved by more senior technical staff, creating and performing unit tests, mentoring junior software engineers and other technical staff and students, and playing a more active role in test case planning for components and functions developed by the employee. Employees should be able to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Applies fundamental knowledge of software engineering principles (e.g., object-oriented programing and n-tiered application design) and core concepts (e.g., data structures, algorithms, computer architecture, operating systems, and databases) to write original software to meet research-based needs.
  • Applies scientific and mathematical concepts in the design of single software applications or interfaces.
  • Applies scientific and mathematical concepts to ensure sound implementation of software based on design and architecture approved by more senior technical personnel.
  • Applies core computer science concepts in the development, testing, and documentation of software units.
  • Maintains and enhances client and web-based applications using enterprise scale languages/tools such as Java, Grails, Spring, Java Script, Hibernate, WildFly, ajax, HTML and XML.
  • Participates in the identification of and comprehension of new technologies to develop prototypes or working code in existing applications using such novel technologies.
  • Mentors junior software engineers and other technical staff and students in computer science-related tasks.
  • Participates as a member of the technical team in the review of new features of an existing application or of requirements and use cases of a novel application or interface.
  • Participates as a member of the testing team to plan test cases within components developed by the employee and review test cases proposed by more junior technical staff.
  • Participates in code reviews of more junior technical staff under the supervision of more senior technical staff.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field with a minimum of two years of relevant experience in Information Technology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or any other Engineering disciplines with minimum five years of experience in application development and programming.
  • Experience in Java programming and Web application development is desirable.
  • Experience in working with Oracle database and Java Grails Framework will be a plus.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $56,472 - $73,403 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

Applicant Special Instructions

  • Standard computer department working environment with standing, walking, and lifting less than 50 pounds required.
  • A moderate amount of work performed at customer site.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Software Engineer II - Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM) - 48926

Job ID: 48926

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular