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Software Engineer

American Chemical Society - Columbus, OH

Posted: 4/8/2021 - Expires: 7/7/2021

Job ID: 226040851


Job Description

Software Engineer                           

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location:Columbus, OH, US, 43202

                Company:                 American Chemical Society
CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 112 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.

CAS is currently seeking a Software Engineer.  This position will be located in our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

Position Responsibilities

Software Engineer is responsible for supporting technology exploration and solution development for the purpose of building chemical and reaction databases that empower CAS proprietary chemical search technologies. This role encompasses developing and deploying scientific software solutions in the chemical information space to support transformational initiatives, delivering both short and long-term results to the business.

Software development of cheminformatics solutions in support of chemical content curation. Combines strong software development skills with a working knowledge of basic chemistry to develop sophisticated informatics solutions that drive efficiencies in content curation and workflow process. Applies full stack development capabilities to contribute to the building of a new chemical content management system supporting in-house custom chemistry curation, chemical Registry, and overall chemical database building activities.



4-year degree in computer science, engineering, informatics, or equivalent experience
Minimum of 5 years of software development experience
Background in a scientific domain is desired, preferably chemistry/physics/information science


Proficiency in programming languages such as Java/C++/Python/Perl/Tcl-Tk and object-oriented design
Full stack development capabilities
Experience with cheminformatics toolkits (e.g. OpenEye, CDK, RDKit) is desired
Experience with distributed file systems and big data technology stack (Hadoop, SPARK) is desired
Experience with databases technologies (relational, NoSQL, property graph, RDF/triple store) is desired
Comfortable in Linux/Unix environments
Experience working in AWS environment is desired
Experience and knowledge of science-related solutions, information/intellectual property, or transformation in related industry is preferred
Demonstrated ability to translate complex technical solutions and articulate business outcomes to science, business and technology audience

Strong communication, organizational savvy, interpersonal skills
Innovates and continuously improves; focuses on areas of highest potential


CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans.  Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future.  EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Columbus                                   
Job Segment:                     Developer, Computer Science, Informatics, Linux, Physics, Technology, Science                                       

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

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Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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