Axle Informatics

  • Backend Developer - Cloud Storage Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/3/2019 12:01 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    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).


    We are looking for a Backend Developer 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 petabyte scale database design, query, and maintenance. Knowledge of diverse database architectures (noSQ or SQL) as well as diverse data store types (column store, row store, etc.) are required.  The successful applicant will be involved with developing storage pipelines for large (TBs-PBs) collections of information, including images and other data acquired in collaboration with scientists, biologists, and/or clinicians across the NIH.


    • Lead 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. storage engineer
    • Review mockups and other artifacts.
    • Create and update models, views, and templates. Work with front-end developers to integrate their Angular (4+) code.
    • Quick thinking and ability to solve complex issues and problems.


    • 4+ years’ experience with database design and maintenance (Databases: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and/or Cassandra and Data Stores: Arrow, Hbase, Kudu, Parquet, hypertable, and/or MonetDB )
    • 3+ years of node.js experience and ideally experience within a single page web app environment
    • 2+ years professional experience with cloud-based providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft) developing scalable websites/services and object storage within those providers.
    • Proficiency in administering large databases (MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and/or Cassandra)
    • Proficiency with back-end caching strategies (memcached, redis, varnish)
    • Hands-on experience developing, releasing, and maintaining large-scale software applications (web/mobile)
    • Must be a self-starter and enjoy working and mentoring in a team with other passionate professionals


    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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