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Lead Application Developer for NIH-funded Start-Up


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Summary:
PAASP US is a start-up focused on helping life science researchers improve the quality of their early-stage experiments.  With support from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) “Small Business Innovation Research” grant, we are seeking a Lead Application Developer to develop our “PAASPort” SaaS application, including a key six month milestone. This individual will play a critical role in contributing to and overseeing the software development life cycle and will work closely with the company’s business development, research, and analytics personnel to create, validate, deploy, and maintain PAASPort.

We offer:
·   True start-up opportunity focused on scientific research with NIH funding and endorsement 
·   Defined product with working prototype, defined development plan and clear milestones
·   Remote position with flexible hours
 
Role Description:
We are seeking a Lead Application Developer to create an interactive web application designed for biomedical researchers to remotely provide answers to over 200 questions about research practices in their laboratories and organizations (front-end). The Lead Application Developer will also work with an analytical specialist to integrate machine learning classification methods into the application to support semi-automated processing and analyses of data (back-end).  This individual will establish the development platform, systems architecture, and good Agile development practices and tools. 

Milestones:
1)    Convert an existing prototype (currently a Microsoft Word questionnaire) into a web-based interactive digital tool that can be accessed by client researchers
2)    Design and implement enhancements based on market research and team input
3)    Complete user testing, validation and product launch within six months
 
Required Qualifications:
·         Full-stack development experience, including database, business level API, and web application using Angular, React or similar SPA architecture
·         Experience translating user input data into a web application with SaaS technical requirements
·         Experience developing for a cloud environment, like AWS, Azure or Google cloud
·         Experience with UI/UX Design or Material Design
·         Proficiency with the Agile software development life cycle process and ability to provide guidance and technical direction on development standards and best practices
·         Strong IT background with 7+ years experience with common programming languages (e.g., Java, C/C++, Python)
·         Proficient to Intermediate knowledge of Oracle tools and SQL
·         5+ years experience hiring/managing software programmers who will be responsible for coding and debugging
·         Ability to apply forward thinking analysis on the application design and look for opportunities to improve system functionality and performance
·         Participation in partnering and problem-solving discussions between key stakeholders
 
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
·         Experience coding in R
·         5+ successful projects involving machine learning and development of algorithms to inform decision-making
·         Experience with data infrastructure, data informatics, object-oriented design and implementation
·         Prior education and/or work experience with research scientists and/or life science research organizations
·         Strong problem solving skills
·         Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field 
 
To apply, please send your resume to info@paasp.net.
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