Senior Software Developer

Date: May 20, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20036

Company: American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific membership association and one of the top ten peer-reviewed science publishers in the world. The Publications Division of the ACS has all of the characteristics of a medium-sized commercial STM publishing company: its primary competitors for authors, market-share, and talent are Elsevier, Wiley, and Springer/Nature. It is one of two ACS divisions charged with serving a dual function: generating substantial revenue – currently over $200M - to support the Society’s programmatic activities and fulfilling a core mission of the Society by advancing knowledge in the field of chemistry and the chemical enterprise.

Position Summary

ACS Publications, by virtue of its products and wide-ranging peer review, touches hundreds of thousands of active researchers. Our focus has been on their research outputs, not the skills and techniques required for researchers to excel professionally. The Division’s primary products and revenue center have traditionally been peer-reviewed journals that are widely disseminated through online subscriptions, receiving the most downloads and citations in chemistry. ACS Publications has a significant footprint in the global academy: 3,500 institutions from high schools to teaching hospitals subscribe and use our content services or seek to enhance their professional standing though our publications and events. To further enhance the impact of the Division, the New Product Innovation team is tasked with developing and launching new products, services, tools, or solutions consistent with the Societal mission to provide indispensable information.

The Software Developer will be part of a technical team responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining a target-state architecture framework that supports near and long-term business and technology objectives. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and maintaining product specific UI/UX designs, ETL processes, API integrations, data pipelines, and performance scaling on the technical framework. The Software Developer will collaborate with the internal team (Enterprise/Solution Architect, Developers, Project Manager(s), Business Analyst(s)), UI/UX Designers) as well as third-party vendors; all of whom will be building and maintaining the technical framework and the NPI products that the framework will support. The successful candidate should have deep knowledge and practical experience with both scrum/agile and waterfall project management methodologies and be comfortable solving a wide range of dynamic issues. This position reports to the Technology Manager, New Product Innovation.

Position Accountabilities

  • Collaborative working style, effective at working with cross-functional teams and supporting colleagues to produce high quality products.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 5% of the time.



This position will be primarily based in the Washington D.C. office. ACS offers hybrid work arrangement of three days per week working in the office and two days per week working remotely. New employees are immediately eligible for this hybrid work arrangement. ACS offers relocation assistance, if applicable.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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