Software Engineer 1

Position Overview

CDISC Data Science develops and maintains several software applications to advance data science in medical research, including the CDISC Library metadata repository, CDISC Open Rules Engine (CORE), Data Standards Browser, standards metadata pipeline, standards authoring tools, and others. CDISC plays a leadership role in developing and maintaining open-source applications that drive innovation in medical research.

CDISC seeks to hire a creative and passionate Software Engineer with at least 1 – 3 years of Python software development experience. The Software Engineer will join our software development team to create new products as well as enhance existing ones.

Familiarity with CDISC standards, clinical research, life sciences or general healthcare is a huge plus!


  • Develop software applications that advance medical research, including the CDISC Library metadata repository, CORE rule engine, Data Standards Browser, standards metadata pipeline, and standards authoring tools.
  • Collaborate with the CDISC software development and data science teams to create solutions that advance the CDISC mission.
  • Collaborate with the system administrator in support of the overall technology stack.
  • Participate in agile development methods.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of open-source applications that implement the CDISC standards.
  • Participate in documenting, estimating task duration, tracking, communicating, and updating project management in support of product development.
  • Resolve or escalate issues with urgency when they arise.
  • Adhere to all CDISC policies and procedures, including the Code of Ethics and the Intellectual Property Policy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, data science, information systems or related field OR 4 years of equivalent experience in lieu of degree AND at least 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Python and JavaScript development experience.
  • Development experience with multiple data formats, including XML and JSON.
  • Experience working with GitHub.
  • Experience developing backend technology solutions.
  • Experience designing, developing, testing, and deploying product increments in an efficient and automated manner (i.e., CI/CD and DevOps principles).
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Comfortable working independently in a highly agile environment using scrum development principles.


  • Cloud computing platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience using other frontend technology stack solutions (e.g., React.js, Node.js, Angular or Polymer, Electron, CSS/SASS stylesheets).
  • A plus to have knowledge of CDISC products (e.g., CDASH, SEND, SDTM, ADaM, ODM-XML, Define-XML).
  • A plus to have development experience with web-based APIs such as REST and GraphQL.
  • A plus to have development experience with SQL and NoSQL databases, such as document, graph, and relational databases.
  • Microsoft Azure certification
  • Familiarity with CDISC standards, clinical research, life sciences or general healthcare

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to be part of the team that impacts clinical research and global health when we need it the most.
  • Competitive health, dental and vision plans (100% paid for employee).
  • Home internet and cell phone reimbursement.
  • 401k with 6% employer match.
  • Employer-sponsored life insurance.
  • 24/7, unlimited access to Over 16,000 Business, Design & Tech Online Courses through the LinkedIn Learning system.
  • Based on organization wide performance for the year, we’ve been known to reward our employees with an additional two weeks off at the end of the year.

About Us

CDISC is a nonprofit with over 500 member organizations that promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from and support each other. CDISC welcomes qualified applicants of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

With everyone contributing their unique strengths, we’re able to harness our collective power to drive more meaningful clinical research. Help us create clarity and amplify data’s impact for clinical research and global health!

We invite you to learn more: About CDISC | CDISC and why what we do is so important to so many.

To Apply

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