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Senior/ Associate Staff Software Engineer
Job ID #: 9469 Location: Redwood City, US
Functional Area: Software Development Location:
Employment Type: Regular Full-Time Location:
Duration: unlimited Location:



We are seeking a talented Associate Staff Software Engineer to work on Qiagen next-generation API Service Platform & Middleware. Working with a team of engineers and architects, you will be responsible for prototyping, designing, developing and supporting a highly scalable SaaS based cloud security platform. This is a great opportunity to be an integral part of a team building Qiagen next generation microservices based technology platform processing big data, leverage open source technologies, and work on challenging clinical interpretation and life science projects.

Responsibilities:
- Co-develop Qiagen best-in-class next-generation platform and middleware products.
- Create high-performance, high availability, resilience APIs, libraries and microservices that scale to meet/exceed the requirements of mission critical clinical interpretation and life science projects.
- Research, evaluate and adopt next generation technologies.
- Produce high quality software following good architecture and design principles that you and your team will find easy to work with in the future.



- 8+ years as a hands-on engineer developing SaaS based software products and solutions for service oriented deployments in public (AWS, Azure, Rackspace, etc.) or private clouds.
- Have built scalable SaaS platforms utilizing microservices/distributed systems architecture using:
- RESTful API's consumed by internal and external partners.
- Messaging middleware using JMS, AMQP, Kafka, NATS, etc;
- In-memory caching using Redis, Memcached, etc.
- Strong Java programming skills including object oriented design, prototyping, development, testing, profiling, etc.
- Good understanding of HTTP, SSL standards.
- Knowledge of JVM concepts like garbage collection, heap, stack, profiling, class loading, etc.
- Understand data structures and algorithms.
- Expertise with RDBMS systems (preferably Oracle).
- Experience with NoSQL databases.
- Bachelors/Masters/Doctorate in Computer Science or equivalent.



- Built a technology platform from the ground up.
- Experience with JSON, Protobuf, XML and other encoding standards.
- Knowledge of OAUTH, SMAL, Active Directory and other such authentication protocols.
- Developed search based applications using Elasticsearch or Solr.
- Experience with NoSQL databases.
- Experience with stream processing frameworks such as Map reduce, Apache Samza, Spark or Storm.
- Worked with Angular.js, React, D3.js or other JavaScript frameworks.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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