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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


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