Senior Software Engineer, Lens Platform

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Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

If your career has led you to tackle problems around big data, data science or machine learning, and you’re ready to lend your skills to the fight against cancer, a job working on Lens at Tempus may be what you’ve been looking for. The Lens platform is a suite of web based tools that let Tempus scientists and customers alike easily explore, visualize, and perform data science upon the world’s largest library of clinical and molecular data. 

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Lens Platform team, you will solve the inevitable problems of scale that come with building applications transacting with petabytes of molecular data and clinical imagery; you’ll propose cloud based architectures around these challenges, implement these designs across the graph of microservices that make up Lens, and lead groups of teammates to see these initiatives to completion. 

Required skills:

  • Experience designing and implementing scalable, highly available, cloud based applications that sit atop terabytes or petabytes of data.
  • CloudOps chops as it relates to application development: writing infrastructure as code, cloud access management, and networking
  • Coding experience with backend languages such as Python, Java, or Ruby.
  • Experience containerizing your applications and a working knowledge of container orchestration tools like kubernetes
  • Experience with Continuous Integration, Deployment, and Delivery.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum, XP, etc.).

Nice to haves:

  • Modern frontend development skills using React or Angular
  • Prior exposure to GCP infrastructure
  • Experience building machine learning models
  • Life sciences education or domain exposure
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Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Mental Health Support Platform
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
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Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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