Axle Informatics

  • Sr. Infrastructure Architect

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    Posted Date 7 months ago(10/15/2018 12:47 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Infrastructure architect



    Axle Informatics is a bioinformatics and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and enterprise solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics and program management, we focus on developing and applying technology tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate the discovery in translational research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of health (NIH).




    Job Description

    We are looking for a Infrastructure architect for our cloud services to support our work at NIH. The position will be based in Bethesda/Rockville, MD. We are looking for a skilled and motivated developer with expertise in open source automated cloud storage, file syncing from local drives, and automated database queries from commercial/open databases. The successful applicant will be involved with developing automated data ingestion pipelines for syncing solutions for large (TBs-PBs) collections of information, including images and other data acquired in collaboration with scientists, biologists, and/or clinicians across the NIH, as well as third-party commercial and open database sources with relevant biological, genomic, or proteomic data.


    • Leads the technical planning, feature selection, and coding of a project.
    • Guide and manage other developers that are contributing code to the project.
    • Estimate the level of work of development tasks within a project. Identify and correct complex bugs and problems.
    • Plan technical architectures that minimize or eliminates performance problems, complexity, or solution fragility, i.e. server traffic engineer.
    • Review mockups and other artifacts.
    • Create and update models, views, and templates. Work with front-end developers to integrate their Angular (4+) code.




    • Experience working with data in research, scientific or academic sectors is desired OR Strong background in a research , academic or scientific setting
    • Must have experience in open source development of cloud storage and file syncing solutions and/or database traffic engineering
    • 4+ years of node.js experience and ideally experience within a single page web app environment
    • 3+ years’ experience with database design and maintenance (MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Apache Arrow/Apache Parquet)
    • 2+ years professional experience with cloud-based providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft) developing scalable websites/services
    • Proficiency in administering large databases (MongoDB and PostgreSQL)
    • High Proficiency with back-end caching strategies (memcached, redis, varnish)
    • High proficiency working within Unix environments
    • Proficiency with functions as a service (Lambda, OpenWhisk, Kubeless, Knative, or equivalents)
    • Hands-on experience developing, releasing, and maintaining large-scale software applications (web/mobile)


    The diversity of Axle’s employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based on age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate. 



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