Sr. Associate - Developer / Analyst, Genetics Operations, PAH

Detroit, Michigan

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The purpose of this role is primarily for the design and development of systems for delivering Genomic Evaluation and data management platforms to commercial customers. Overall, the role is intended to assure systems are specified, designed, developed, and delivered to meet standards and requirements for high quality and optimal customer experience. A key concept behind this role is that in this Genetics Operations environment, developers should have a thorough understanding of business processes and their associated requirements, in addition to expert development skills. This is a small team of highly motivated professionals, and the team size does not allow for a specialization of pure development that is decoupled from the concerns of business analysis. Thus this role has an "analyst" component, which is essential to identifying or refining business requirements and translating them into technical solutions.

In addition to code development, this role will be expected to contribute to the system/component specification, design, and quality testing. Key activities include contributing to or authoring business and user requirements, system design, business process design technical documentation, and business and user documentation, and test script development.

The primary responsibility for this role will be in design and development. The role will be expected to innovate by finding creative approaches to automation of workflows, user interfaces, and back end computing. Expertise in developing solutions capable of processing very large data sets efficiently is essential. Currently the most relevant development stack is Python, Java, C++ and R used for new development, along with back-end system running on a Linux platform, with development in C++, Python, and Bash. Database skills, including fluency in developing efficient SQL, stored procedure development, and performance troubleshooting and tuning are essential. MS-SQL is the most prevalent RDBMS in this space, but Postgres skills are also desirable.

The environment is evolving towards Java, Python, and Postgres in a cloud-based (both AWS and Azure) environment. Both Windows and Linux operating systems are in use. Deliver solutions according to agreed project timelines, taking the initiative to drive the outcomes requested by the business and ITS management.

The individual in this role will follow the Zoetis software development lifecycle , working collaboratively with other developers, analysts, and business professionals. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, analysis, and documentation skills, with an ability to begin with a high level requirement and through progressive refinement, to define and deliver a solution. Effective and verbal and written communication skills are essential for collaboration with business stakeholders and technical team members, using business or technical language as appropriate to each audience.

This role also has a support component. Provide support for and be able to execute genetic evaluation systems to support the translation of genomic, phenotypic, and pedigree data into consolidated outcomes for Zoetis customers. The person in this role may also be expected to take on other productions support assignments, especially for hypercare after production deployments. Work and coordinate with the genetic evaluation and technical teams in resolving issues that may impact delivery of results and execution of the pipeline. That can derivate optimizations or new tools additions of existing pipelines.

Development - 50%

Business Analysis - 25%

Support - 25%


• Bachelor's degree, ideally in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or Science

• 4+ years relevant software development experience, ideally with Laboratory, Life Sciences, and/or Customer Service applications, using Java , C++, scripting using Python,R and Linux development.

• 2+ years experience collecting, analyzing, and documenting requirements

• Strong experience required in Java, Python ,C++ and R skills.

• AWS and instances deployment is a priority

• Proven ability to translate business requirements into solutions that map to technology capabilities.

• Solid verbal and written communication skills with the ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms

• Strong analytical problem-solving skills

• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively on cross-functional project teams or individually, as needed

• Proven success in delivering computing solutions

• Ability to transform data in files or databases

• Ability to take direction and to complete tasks with minimal direction

• Ability to prioritize issues and drive progress in ambiguous situations

• Create and maintain system development lifecycle documentation


• Python, Java and C++

• Statistical software R.

• Unix / Linux system development is essential.

• Amazon AWS Services

• Git

• Genetics and/or bioinformatics

• Both Windows and Linux operating system expertise

• Experience in multiple SDLC methodologies including Agile and Waterfall.

• Expert in the use of JIRA and Confluence to support SDLC, especially testing and defect tracking

• Mathematical/Statistical background

Full time



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