Senior Software Engineer

What do you do as a Senior Software Engineer at Hartwig Medical Foundation?

As a Senior Software Engineer at Hartwig Medical Foundation, you will be responsible for building, operating and maintaining the suite of applications performing genomic analysis on the whole-genome data of patients and their tumor. You play an important role in optimizing the impact that our data, analyses and conclusions have on patients.

As a Senior Software Engineer you’ll have the opportunity to build a team, culture and platform as we scale up our operations and technology organization in Amsterdam. This is a unique role for a driven engineer to work with cutting edge technologies, solving challenging problems, while also helping to shape the organization for the future.

What you’ll be doing

  • Playing a leading role in setting up our Amsterdam software development team
  • Improving research productivity and scalability using the latest cloud technologies
  • Increasing the speed and reliability of our patient processing platform through robust automation
  • Contributing to the development of our leading set of genomic algorithms
  • Having the freedom to expand and improve our technology stack (an evolving range of systems and technologies) and ensuring it is future-proof
  • Combining software engineering with research, testing, deployment, operations, and elements of project and process management
  • Working closely with software developers, bioinformaticians, and data scientists and being immersed in the field by researchers and medical specialists
  • Making an impact on patients’ lives by improving diagnostics and care

What you’ll need

  • Master of Science in Computer Science or equivalent and at least 5 years of demonstrable experience as a Software Engineer or a similar position
  • 5+ years of professional software development in Java, C++, C# or a similar object-oriented language
  • Practical experience with software development principles of refactoring, automated testing, CI/CD, and code review
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and bring projects to completion independently
  • Genuine interest in being immersed in genomics and medicine
  • Technical leadership experience or ambition
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (or other cloud provider), Docker/Kubernetes, relational databases, and event driven architectures are an asset
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Sense of urgency and ability to prioritize
  • Decision making skills

What you are looking for in a job

  • A diverse set of responsibilities in an enthusiastic team
  • A horizontal and open organizational structure that encourages the sharing of ideas, knowledge and technology between teams
  • A dynamic environment that creates a steady stream of challenges: one of the most exciting aspects of the job is our quick feedback loop
  • Friendly colleagues, regular drinks and conviviality
  • The opportunity to be part of and work in an innovative field and facilitate high-quality research for a foundation that offers a unique world-beating DNA test that directly affects and improves the lives and treatment of cancer patients


Now it’s up to you! Apply today to begin your amazing journey with Hartwig Medical Foundation.

Send your personal motivation and curriculum vitae to The application procedure consists of two interviews.

Any questions? Contact Daphne van Beek on +31 (0)20 226 9712 or

Freelancers and temporary employment/recruitment agencies should not respond to this vacancy.

This is us

Hartwig Medical Foundation is an innovative organization that wants to ensure that every patient with cancer receives the most appropriate treatment. We do this by making complete DNA sequencing and analysis available to hospitals for the treatment of today’s patients. For the patients of tomorrow, we help researchers by collecting the DNA data from patients and making it available together with treatment outcomes.

We are a driven organization that has many external contacts with professional groups, doctors, oncologists, and policy makers.

More information about the organization and activities can be found on

Location: Science Park 408, 1098 XH, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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