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Software Engineer

Date: Apr 26, 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 114 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 for its Cheminformatics development team.  This position will be located in our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.


4-year degree in computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience.

2 plus years of Application Delivery and Software Development.

Java/Linux technology stack: intermediate experience and knowledge of application servers, backend processing, and the web tier.

Programming skills in several of the following environments: Java/J2EE, Groovy, JavaScript, C/C++, JNI (Java Native Interface), Linux/UNIX, Protobuf.

Proficiency with development and integration tools, i.e. Eclipse, Git, Maven, Jenkins, and Unit test Framework and Tools.

ATDD: intermediate experience and knowledge of Acceptance Criteria, Automated Testing, Test-Driven Development, Defect Tracking, and Test Case management

Pair Programming - Need to have experience with pairing or be willing to pair with others when it makes sense.

Clear Communication - Must be comfortable and eager discussing work items in team settings.

Passion for Development – Actively learns on the job and outside of work. We are a team of developers that constantly seek to improve our craft and we expect to work with the same.

Cross Functional Skill Development – willing to learn new skills and roles to meet the needs of their team.

Major Pluses:

•             Degree in Chemistry or near discipline

•             Development experience in support of chemical information processing, especially with design and development of connection table algorithms.

•             Experience with Big Data tools (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Scala, etc.), Solr/Lucene



Software Development: work within an Agile Delivery team creating reusable framework/components for CAS software products that provide capabilities to search and display chemical information.

Collaborate with teammates and product owners grooming backlogs of epics and stories for upcoming development sprints.

Push the limits of advanced software engineering and automation by helping to drive automated software testing, advanced change control, DevOps, and continuous delivery.

Connect across the organization to build influential working relationships, preparing your career for tomorrow.

Stay abreast of the latest technology trends through individual and team training opportunities.



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

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