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Houston - 3 jobs in March 2016

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Vurb | San Francisco, CA | http://vurb.com | Full Time (H1B OK)

Featured 12/27 on NYT as one of 12 "must-have" travel apps

Vurb combines mobile search, apps, and messaging - partnering with services like Yelp, Foursquare, Rotten Tomatoes, etc. Rather than jumping between different apps to find something, we're bringing your apps and your friends together in one place - an app you'll use every day. Won TC Disrupt - http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/20/vurbchat/

INVESTORS: Max Levchin, Drew Houston, Naval Ravikant, CrunchFund, Redpoint, Tencent + others.

APPLY IF: You are looking for a rapidly growing small team and the opportunity to take on significant responsibility and ship quickly. Examples of challenging problems that you could help us solve include:

- Manage and index millions of objects around places, events, movies, etc with blazing fast read-write access

- Develop search relevance and content discovery infrastructure on millions of objects

- Build backend services (e.g., "mini-apps) which integrate with APIs across interesting verticals like places, movies, and shopping

- Work on user-facing web and mobile apps that deliver an amazing experience!


* Full-stack Engineer - generalist opportunities across the stack: backend, frontend. Go, JavaScript, node.js, react.js, AWS

* Search / Data Scientist / Data Engineer - search, classification, ranking, ML, graphs, data crawling/processing. Advanced CS degree required.

INTERESTED? http://vurb.com/careers | jobs@vurb.com


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iland internet solutions, corp | Houston, TX | Full-time | ONSITE

If you are a Software Engineer interested in building out key components of an exciting, large-scale distributed platform in the cloud computing industry, please read on! Are you interested in working with Java 8, Python, Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark, Redis, RabbitMQ, Apache Lucene cloud computing stacks, and other exciting and current technologies? Do you like the idea of building APIs other developers will leverage to build innovative web and mobile applications?

Join our team in Houston, TX as a Junior Backend Software Developer and have an impact on the cloud computing industry. This is only the beginning of what will surely be your most challenging and rewarding role to date; work with the latest technologies and push the barriers, all while helping build dynamic software that will have a lasting effect on the industry.

Applicants must be authorized to work in US.

For more information and to apply, see https://iland-internet-solutions-corporation.workable.com/jo...


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Senior Scientific Programmer Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

email hgscngsi@gmail.com or apply online here: https://www.hgsc.bcm.edu/careers

Job Summary: Software you write in the Next-Generation Sequencing Informatics (NGSI) clinical informatics group will influence healthcare decisions for thousands of patients and contribute to research projects with far-ranging impacts on human health. The position requires an individual with very strong software development skills; especially design and implementation of highly available production systems. We're looking for experienced software engineers who are up to that challenge, and who have a track record of working in an environment that demands a high level of quality.

As the HGSC Bioinformatics Core, NGSI manages the production, maintenance and primary analysis of all HGSC genome sequence data, including HiSeq X Ten informatics. This position will be specifically involved in supporting several large clinical projects. Under the direction of the NGSI clinical lead, you will develop features and upgrades to software pipelines for data generation and analysis of next-generation sequence data.

The HGSC was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The fundamental interests of the HGSC are in advancing biology and genetics by improved genome technologies. As one of the three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, the HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting-edge of genomic science in a state of the art institution. Today, the HGSC employs ~ 200 staff, and it occupies more than 36,000 square feet on the 14th, 15th, and 16th floors of the Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Building. The HGSC is located on the southwest edge of downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., in the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. The major activity of the HGSC is high-throughput DNA sequence generation and the accompanying analysis. The HGSC is also involved in developing the next generation of DNA sequencing and bioinformatics technologies that will allow greater scientific advances in the future.

REQUIREMENTS: B.S. or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or similar field with 3+ years relevant work experience Linux background with at least 3 years hands-on experience working on Unix/Linux terminal and programming with Python, Ruby or Java

Duties Maintain and develop analysis pipelines, including refactoring to improve performance and maintainability Improve maintainability and testability of existing code Support on-going operations for clinical projects Maintain extensive project-specific documentation and best practices Participate in calls and meetings with collaborators Identify novel ways to improve data quality and analysis Provide excellent customer service to other HGSC groups and outside collaborators through ticketing systems

Desirable Skills and Experience: Preferred Experience: Familiarity with next-gen Sequencing analysis tools (e.g., BWA, vcftools, BEDtools, bamUtils, SAMtools, Picard) and common genomics data formats (e.g., FASTQ, BAM, VCF)