Back End Software Engineer, Digital & Computational Pathology

Job Posting Number: 24470

Allied Health – Biomedical Engineering
New York, NY
August 6, 2018
Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Do you want to work in an exciting interdisciplinary environment with the potential to directly impact medical research, cancer care and patients lives? Are you creative and interested in solving meaningful problems? Then join us here at MSK, where we can provide you with the opportunity to make a difference with your career in IT. We believe that this is an exciting role for someone who has the right background to be apart of our dynamic team and who wants to apply their skills to support our mission here.

Machine learning and deep learning are changing how cancer patients are diagnosed and treated at modern hospitals. Our Computational Pathology team leverage large-scale machine learning on a high performance compute infrastructure to transform pathology from a qualitative to quantitative science. We develop web applications which are used by medical doctors and researchers in the clinic.

This is a research and development position involving the development and support of biomedical applications and software tools for research and clinical purposes. The Back-End Software Engineer will assist in the design, implementation and maintenance of software tools that use computational pathology and machine learning methods, access in-house and external databases, and integrate and display data on the fly.

You Will:

  • Work and collaborate with a diverse team of machine learning experts, software engineers and medical doctors to build a new generation of artificial intelligence in cancer detection and treatment.
  • Build software and algorithms that enable discoveries in medicine and the evaluation of biological variation in disease, including cancer.
  • Develop software linking databases.
  • Plan and implement the integration of new software tools into existing resources.
  • Be responsible for backend design, coding, testing, debugging and the documentation of software systems.
  • Participate in web server application development and testing of complex systems.
  • Provide consultation and mentorship to research scientists, as well as other bioinformatics and software engineers at the Institution.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience as a Software Engineer or a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field.
  • Experience in web server application development and in the building and testing of complex systems.
  • Familiarity with advanced:
  • Programming languages such as C#, JavaScript, and Python.
  • Web server frameworks such as Nancy and Razor.
  • Databases such as Redis and SQL server.
  • Development tools such as Git, Visual Studio and Jira.
  • Ability to:
  • Communicate with experts in computer science and medicine.
  • Take responsibility over products and work independently towards their completion.
  • Measure progress and report results.
  • Document code requirements, systems arch and data flows.
  • Train medical doctors and personnel on software products.

Desired Skills:

  • Interest in building novel medical software applications, in collaboration with medical partners.
  • Interest in building machine learning & deep learning and their application in medicine.
  • Maintains and improves professional growth and development through participation in scientific and technical discussions, workshops, and seminars to keep current with developments in web technology and computational tools.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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