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Software Engineer Lead



Software Engineering
Groton, CT, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Pearl River, NY, USA · Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023


We are seeking an experienced software engineer to join Pfizer Digital’s R&D Solutions organization and contribute to streamlining Pfizer’s R&D operational workflows and enabling data-driven decision-making. You will apply your full-stack software engineering skills in modern web user interface design and development, analytics pipelines, and database technologies to digitize drug discovery processes that bring breakthrough medicines to patients. You will work closely with Vaccine R&D stakeholders to align the solutions with the evolving needs of the scientific community while ensuring system usability, robustness, scalability, and maintainability.


  • Collaborate with Vaccine R&D scientists to understand their workflows and digital needs and design and implement enterprise-level data management, analysis, and analytics platforms.

  • Manage stakeholder expectations on project scope, deliverables, and timelines. Work in a matrix, team environment with Pfizer colleagues (both Digital and R&D) and vendor partners.

  • Mentor junior software development team members on best practices in software development.

  • Advocate for Agile and DevOps methodologies and keep abreast of emerging technologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, bioinformatics, or related fields, or demonstrable equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of full-stack software development experience in the biopharmaceutical realm.

  • Programming skills in JavaScript, Java, Python, SQL, NoSQL, or other languages.

  • Experience with HPC and cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, and Azure, and familiarity with container technologies such as docker and singularity.

  • Demonstrated ability to act independently, proactively identify problems, troubleshoot issues, and develop potential solutions with innovative approaches.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Must contribute to a team-based, collaborative, and positive environment.


  • Advanced degree (MS, Ph.D.) in computer sciences or bioinformatics

  • Extensive experience in modern JavaScript frameworks and tooling

  • Experience with designing and implementing microservices.

  • Experience with LIMS and Lab Automation Systems.

  • Experience with configuring and managing DevOps tools

Other Job Details:

  • Last day to apply: September 22, 2023

  • Work Location Assignment: Must be able to work from assigned Pfizer office 2-3 days per week, or as needed by the business

  • Additional Location Information: La Jolla, CA; Groton, CT; Cambridge, MA

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $96,900.00 to $161,600.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 15.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned locally, the US Salary range provided does not apply to the Tampa, FL or any EXUS locations.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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