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Software Engineer

Date: Jan 23, 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.


Position Summary:

CAS is currently seeking a Java/Scala Developer to join the teams working on our Big Data ecosystem and Data Lake.  This position will be located in our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.


Technologies and Tools We Use to Build Solutions:

Hadoop, Scala, Apache Spark, Map-Reduce, Solr, Lucene, Docker, OpenStack, Jenkins, Maven, Git, Java, Groovy, JavaScript, CSS, Angular JS, Python, Redis, JBoss/Wildfly, Jetty, Spring, REST, Node, Gulp, Maven, Eclipse, IntelliJ, SQL, Linux, Gerrit, Junit, Ruby, Cucumber, Protractor, Riak, Swift, Jira, Selenium


Job Responsibilities:

  • As a Software Engineer, develop software applications and systems, creating or enhancing CAS content pipelines and streams.
  • Help an operations team to develop automation and observability for builds, deployments, and ongoing operations, continuing to enhance the existing CI/CD platform for our Enterprise Data Hub and Content Pipelines.
  • Deploy new and enhanced solutions to production environments creating business value, performing installations and upgrades of applications in a complex Big Data ecosystem.
  • Operate large scale cluster-computing environments and complex content-pipeline applications and job-queues, generating new content-builds and streams.
  • Collaborate with teammates and product owners grooming backlogs of epics and stories for upcoming development sprints.
  • Push the limits of strong software engineering by helping to drive automated software testing, advanced change control, and continuous delivery.
  • Stay abreast of the latest technology trends through individual and team training opportunities.


Job Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Application Delivery and Software Development: entry-level knowledge and experience.
  • Java Development: entry-level experience creating enterprise applications with automated builds, automated deployments, shell-scripting, and operating domains using a Java-based technology stack (e.g. Java, Git, Jenkins, OpenStack, Docker, Maven etc.).
  • Big Data: some initial experience with or knowledge of the big data technology stack preferred (e.g. Hadoop, Cascading, Spark, Scala, Solr/Lucene etc.).
  • Quality Engineering: entry-level experience and knowledge of Automated Testing, Test-driven Development, debugging, troubleshooting, and optimizing code/automation.
  • Leadership: willingness to provide ownership for team deliverables and to adopt CAS Operating Principles related to trust, organizational growth, team building, and team performance.
  • Pair Programming: candidates need to have experience or be willing to pair with others when it makes sense.
  • Clear Communication and Healthy Dialogue: candidates must be comfortable and eager to discuss work items and issues in team settings.
  • Passion for Development: preference for candidates that actively learn 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.



Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world’s authority for chemical information. CAS is the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect and organize all publicly disclosed chemical substance information. A team of scientists worldwide curates and controls the quality of our databases, which are recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative by chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations and patent offices around the world. By combining these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder® and STN®), CAS delivers the most current, complete, secure and interlinked digital information environment for scientific discovery.



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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