Title:  Programmer/Analyst I

Division:  Human Genome Sequencing Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $67,704 - $78,514
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  13998


The HGSC provides a unique opportunity to gain high-throughput data production experience in an academic research environment, with opportunities for publication, conference travel and international scientific collaboration. As a member of the NGSI Clinical Informatics team, you will directly contribute to the HGSC's pioneering work in Mendelian genomics and multiple NIH Precision Medicine initiatives.

The proposed focuses on enhancing our understanding of Metagenomics in the context of multiple species and diploid genome. We are seeking an enthusiastic, driven team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

The many well-defined and funded HGSC projects offer our talented staff the freedom to innovate and the satisfaction of delivering actionable results.

Increasingly, these pipelines are moving towards a cloud infrastructure that is under development. This support-level position requires a high-performing programmer with demonstrated exceptional communication, organization, and time-management skills to assist in building and operating these pipelines.

Job Duties

  • Clinical Production Informatics
  • Implement pipeline steps in AWS batch and lambda
  • Develop and deploy docker containers for pipeline components.
  • Support and Troubleshooting this pipeline
  • Interact with Project Managers, Clinical Geneticists, LIMS, and IT
  • Provide feedback to NGSI Production R&D
  • Build and maintain monitoring tools
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Monitor cloud resource utilization related to the ACDP.
  • Optimize existing tools used for metrics reporting for deployment in the AWS cloud, under supervision from the clinical informatics lead.
  • Works independently and collaboratively with other team members to develop and maintain new and existing applications and genomic analysis pipelines
  • Ensures implementations are adequately tested and documented and approved by affected users/stakeholders. 
  • Works collaboratively with other groups across IT, escalating issues to the appropriate teams. 
  • Meets deadline commitments on time and produces high quality software that is unit tested, code reviewed, and checked in regularly for continuous integration. 
  • Develops web applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, AJAX and JavaScript Libraries 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, or a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five or more years of hands-on software development.
  • Developing web applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, AJAX and JavaScript Libraries.
  • Node JS.
  • Relational databases.
  • Developing N-tier applications.
  • Developing RESTful web services. 
  • Bioinformatics/Genomics application development.
  • Laboratory Information Management Systems.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Ability to develop multi-tier scalable, robust and reliable applications that operate 24x7. 
  • Ability to build web applications and services, working with relevant tools. 
  • Good communication and collaboration skills and the ability to work in an agile/iterative development team.
  • Technology environment: Java, NodeJS, Hibernate, jQuery, mySQL/Oracle, Perl, Python, Tomcat, UNIX/LINUX, Archiva, Maven, SVN, RESTful services.
  • Oracle Java Certification.


About BCM- Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC)

The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The the primary mission of the HGSC is actionable translational research across the full spectrum of human health and disease using large-scale genomic data to drive collaborative analytics, gene-phenotype discovery and clinical innovation.

As a Center for Common Disease Genomics funded by the National Institutes of Health, the HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting-edge of genomic science at the center of Houston's Texas Medical Center. With approximately 200 employees and occupying 36,000 square feet of BCM's Alkek Building, the HGSC boasts state-of-the-art sequencing and High Performance Computing technology. Resources include a cluster with more than 3 million CPU hours per month sitting atop 8 PB of live disk, which serves as the foundation for high-throughput production, research analytics, software development, an expansive integration with AWS cloud-computing resources, and a local Hadoop distributed compute infrastructure. Over the next five years the HGSC will sequence more than 100,000 samples and manage close to 100 PB of data for both our research efforts and our newly established clinical lab, the HGSC-Clinical Laboratory.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.