Information Technology
Why Mayo Clinic
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The Custom Applications Development Unit has an opening for a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Pipeline Development programmer. Our unit is part of the Section of Genomics & Bioinformatics Services under the Department of Information Technology. This position will support the needs of many clinical laboratories as Mayo Clinic continues to build out a world class multi omics analysis ecosystem.

As a pipeline developer you will become well versed in a wide range of Genomics, and related bioinformatic data analysis tools and algorithms. Our team turns cutting edge technology into clinically actionable laboratory test results. Our customers include bioinformatics, laboratory technicians, genetic counselors, consultants, and ultimately patients from around the world.

This position will develop and maintain all aspects of the systems necessary to implement a wide range of laboratory tests. These systems are composed of a variety of open source, vended and in house developed applications built to empower our customers. Examples of the types of analysis this position would support range from whole genome and proteome to copy number and structural variant analysis.
Because our customers operate 24/7 this position will be required to periodically provide on-call support as part of a team rotation.
Minimum Obligation
  • Experience in any of the following languages: BASH, Python, R, Perl
  • Comfortable working in a Unix/Linux command line environment
  • Solid foundation in software development and design
Preferred Qualities
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Highly motivated with a strong desire to learn as our environment evolves
  • Comfortable taking code written by others and improving it
  • Comfortable learning new languages, tools, and omics instrumentation
  • Highly motivated and comfortable working on a small team with little supervision
  • Familiarity with genetics and informatic concepts
  • Strong analysis skills for both development and production support
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with external vendors and departments
Position description
This is a full time telework position within the United States.

Responsible for the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of custom system software, and/or the installation and maintenance of purchased systems software, as well as the configuration and support of hardware systems across Mayo Clinic. In conjunction with more senior technical staff, develops proposals that consider alternatives and business case, and gains needed institutional approvals. Evaluates alternative approaches and presents recommendations to teams and unit leadership. Regularly reviews applications and makes modifications and/or updates to ensure currency and functionality within established environment. Maintains and supports multiple systems or complex software applications and their associated hardware at multiple Mayo Clinic sites. Produces and maintains documentation such as system requirements, designs, resource inventories, and plans. Provides technical and project leadership to other staff members, demonstrates initiative, and works independently as needed to accomplish responsibilities. Works effectively across departmental organizations gaining consensus of stakeholders. May interface with vendor support service groups or other external support teams to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance. Acts as a liaison to Mayo departments and vendors to adequately support the division’s computing systems. Interfaces routinely with colleagues who may be located at any of the Mayo Group practices to perform job responsibilities requiring virtual collaboration and partnership. May be required to provide 24/7 on-call support.

Mayo Clinic will not sponsor or transfer visas for this position.
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience, including 1 year demonstrated technical experience;

Or, Associate’s degree and 7 years’ experience, including 1 year demonstrated technical experience.
Additional qualifications
Applies effective system design principles and software development methodologies. Demonstrated ability to multi-task among multiple complex assigned tasks/projects. Evidence of strong communication, meeting management, and organizational skills and ability to adjust the message as appropriate to the audiences of varying technical capabilities. Evidence of project management skills. Possesses an objective and positive attitude with all tasks and projects. Possesses a high level of project and deliverable consistency through demonstrated repeatable and reliable performance. Evidence of ability to take initiative and proactive on starting tasks and assignments and ability to work independently. Experience working in healthcare technology. Exposure to managing both custom developed and vendor-supplied applications. Masters degree in applicable field preferred.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Full time telework.
Monday - Friday, 8a - 5p.
Weekend schedule

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
IT and Engineering
Career profile
Information Technology
Job posting number
Ted Keefe
Equal opportunity employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.