The Jackson Laboratory

Application Architect - Multiple Positions

Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/4/2020 2:27 PM)
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POSITIONS: Application Architect (Multiple Positions)




The Application Architect understands, advocates and augments the principles of information technology strategies; analyzes business drivers to determine corresponding change requirements; analyzes the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement; analyzes technology industry and market trends and determines their impact on the enterprise; defines the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise; designs and leads the implementation of an Enterprise Solution Architecture (ESA) based on enterprise business requirements and IT strategies; designs and directs the governance activities associated with ensuring ESA compliance; develops a road map of the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current to future state; coordinates solution architecture implementation and modification activities; facilitates the evaluation and selection of software product standards, as well as the design of standard software configurations; consults with application and infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture, and identify when it is necessary to modify the solution architecture to accommodate project needs; documents all solution architecture design and analysis work; “sells” the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results; identifies the organizational impact (on skills, processes, structures, culture) and financial impact of the ESA; works closely with the program management office to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered; and mentors developers in application teams of focus in software development practices, review of code for quality and best practice adherence, appropriate use of design patterns, strong unit test automation practices, and technology leadership.


The minimum requirements for the position are a bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or a related quantitative analytics field and 6 years of progressive professional experience in utilizing selenium automation and object oriented programming such as JAVA web technologies, implementing the web service test automation framework solution for the services used by artificial intelligence using SOAP and REST web services technologies, developing quality assurance process and automation framework solutions using JAVA to ensure applications are stable, performing web service automation using Selenium, and utilizing web service automation using MySQL.


RATE OF PAY: Between $113,500 and $130,000/year.


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About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,300 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!


Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us


What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, credit check, pre-employment physical, drug test and an appropriate non-compete agreement.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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