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Sr. Backend Software Engineer


Danvers, MA, US

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,400 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

The Applied Research group at ABIOMED is looking for a Sr. Backend Software Engineer to develop the next-generation technologies that will enable cutting-edge cardiac research and save patient lives. She or he will design highly scalable, efficient, and robust code to extend our current research and development platforms. We need someone who is excited by research and eager to explore and implement new technologies in a fast-paced, research and development setting. As a Sr. Backend Software Engineer, the technologies you design will support cutting edge cardiology research and enable cloud-based machine learning algorithms to help clinicians better support our patients.
Your focus will be to:
•    Work with large, complex data sets. Solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems.
•    Research, develop, deploy, support, and manage software for enabling cutting edge cardiology research.
•    Improve and manage pipelines for supporting cloud-based machine learning algorithms based on real-time patient data.
•    Write efficient, testable, and easily maintainable code.
•    Participate in all phases of the development and maintenance life cycle, focusing on speed and efficiency.
•    Integrate and model data from a large and varied collection of clinical, manufacturing, and sales datasets.
•    Work on the maintenance and enhancement of existing data structures and infrastructure.
•    Design and extend REST APIs for a broad range of research and production needs.


Desired Skills:
•    5+ years programming experience in research/industry setting
•    2+ years experience in a modern programming language (Golang, Elixir, Swift, Rust, etc.)
•    Experience with both traditional RDBMS and NoSQL databases
•    Sound knowledge of designing and exposing REST APIs
•    Experience with programming and scripting languages is preferred (Python or similar languages).
•    Experience with version control systems such as Git, SVN, or Mercurial


•    Experience implementing machine learning algorithms on real-time data
•    Experience in deploying applications in cloud environments
•    Experience integrating with 3rd party APIs
•    Experience with high availability solutions and architecture/design patterns
•    Experience with clinical data (preferably with EMRs or with EDCs for clinical trials)
•    Demonstrated willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques




Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

Nearest Major Market: Boston