Bioinformatics Software Engineer in San Diego, California | DiversityInc Careers

Bioinformatics Software Engineer

BASF’s Bioscience division prides itself as a unique and innovative piece of the global BASF enterprise. With over 150 years of history, BASF has proven to be a thought-leader and visionary moving forward to create chemistry for a sustainable future.

The Enzymes team, located predominately in San Diego, has an environment and culture that puts employees first, allowing for personal flexibility and offers a benefits program that is robust and rewarding. Couple that with the organizations reputation of continued global growth, and the full total rewards as a BASF employee are hard to be matched.

Our research focus is simply stated: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. As a global organization, our employees have a world of opportunity at their fingertips- literally. The pillars of success for BASF Bioscience are as follows:

· Connecting people and their passion for bioscience with a structured, engaged, and empowered team while allowing for them to find the work life balance needed to connect with loved ones at home and outside of work priorities/activities. Find yourself in the career you’ve dreamed of with the balance you require.

· Engaging employees to build a high-performance culture that will drive long-term success for themselves and the company, with an open door to many business units and locations around the world. We offer global development opportunities, as well as, encourage relationship building across the organization.

· Caring about one another, our customers and stakeholders, and our communities and environment. As part of the BASF Bioscience team, it is our duty to ensure we are driving thoughtful and meaningful innovations for the future. In fact, it stretches beyond our duty…it’s our passion.

· Putting lifelong learning first by offering a wide range of career development opportunities. This will not be like working at your typical R&D or biotech company. We offer numerous training and development courses, tuition reimbursement, and endorsements for our employees to heighten their career aspirations.

Bioinformatics Software Engineer (1805019) – San Diego, CA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a talented self-starter like you who can solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, and collaborate well with project leaders, team members, and customers. You will have the opportunity to work autonomously and as part of a team to design, implement, and support software applications for biological sequence analysis, genomics and metagenomics.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline and your research experience, you will design, develop, and maintain software through the full product life cycle. Additionally, you will perform integration work with current enterprise applications.
  • Demonstrating your strong knowledge of a variety of programming and scripting languages (Python and Java) combined with your knowledge of relational databases (MS SQL Server, Oracle) and database design, you will develop data analysis and reporting capabilities and create both development and end user documentation. Your knowledge of Perl, JavaScript, Shell Scripting in Linux and Windows environments will also enable you to successfully integrate legacy code.
  • Your robust scientific analytical skills will be vital as you analyze biological data including gene structure, DNA and protein sequences as well as eukaryotic, prokaryotic and metagenomic datasets to help guide laboratory experiments.
  • As a subject matter expert and a leader, you will provide creativity and technical leadership.
  • Your robust problem-solving skills will be a valued asset as you monitor daily operations and troubleshoot problems
  • Using your skills in collaboration and passion for innovation, you will promote and develop communication with IT to integrate information systems with the needs of the R&D organization

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.