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Application Engineer, Full Stack

Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.
Lexington, MA 02421
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Job Description


The core purpose of the Application Engineer, Full Stack is to:

  • Directly develop functionality to implement, support, and continuously improve the end-to-end user experience of the enterprise Project and Portfolio Management System
  • Design data-driven UI components along with scalable backend services using modern API patterns or frameworks like REST or gRPC
  • Create efficient data pipelines able to perform large data transformation jobs to support front-end data visualization
  • Ensure the tools developed within the center function PMO are fit-for-purpose and delivering the expected value to internal customers


  • Fullstack development that implements functionality specified by team members, stakeholders, and end users
  • Design user interfaces and experiences through the use of wireframes and other mock-up methods to ensure viable solutions before implementation.
  • Perform implementation, coding, and testing UI/UX components and backend APIs
  • Utilize modern, data-driven techniques to identify opportunities to refine and continuously improve existing user interface elements
  • Engage in live site issues or outages to support user base of > 2000 users
  • Will be required to learn new technologies based on the needs of the business


Technical/Functional Expertise

  • Detailed technical skills related to front-end software development
  • Experience in common technologies such as databases (SQL Preferred), HTTP, REST APIs, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of how to interface with backend systems that use different designs or architectures such as REST or SOAP to create cohesive front-end experiences
  • Experience with data analysis using Python or R is a big plus


  • Shows leadership and supports the implementation of solutions and new technologies which have been identified by others.
  • Able to manage self in an ambiguous and complex environment to properly prioritize and deliver outcomes.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Takes decisions related to technical issues that do not interfere with or impact default system behavior and user experience.
  • Prepares and shares solution proposals with the team so a collaborative team decision can be taken.


  • Interacts with GMS users, internal IT reps and developers from external vendors in order to get technical solutions implemented and issues resolved
  • Flexibility to accommodate meetings in various time zones around the world
  • Can communicate fluently in English


  • Constantly looks for new opportunities to improve existing systems and technology.
  • Considers and addresses business needs and develops solutions in coordination with the team


  • Can work in a complex environment with multiple types of software and systems
  • Capable and willing to adjust to shifting priorities in a complex environment


Education / Experience

  • Minimum of a four year Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering, or other technical discipline (or equivalent experience). 3+ years of business experience with a preference for the Pharmaceutical and/or BioTech industry.
  • Working experience in design, development, and implementation of both front-end and back-end software components
  • Front-end development experience with modern UI frameworks and libraries such as Vue, React, Angular, or Meteor with data visualization libraries like d3.js or Plotly.
  • Back-end development experience with databases (SQL preferred) and high level programming language such as C#, Java, or Python.
  • Experience with data analysis using Python or R is a plus.

Core Competencies / Skills

  • Understands design patterns and is able to learn, understand, and contribute to a complex existing code base
  • Has the ability to build intuitive UX/UX components connected to high-volume data sources
  • Has the ability to work with large amount of data: data migration,data preparation for import/export, generating data from a database using SQL
  • Specific experience Kendo front-end User Interface framework is a big plus
  • Has excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Leadership Behaviors

  • Pro-actively takes care of tasks he/she is responsible for and communicates status and achievements

This job posting excludes CO applicants.


Lexington, MA

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Posted: 2021-06-07 Expires: 2021-07-06
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