Software Architect

Date: Mar 17, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Bioanalytics Systems and Technologies Group focuses on driving analytics to take advantage of vast and rapidly expanding biological datasets to address national security needs. The Group’s efforts include developing software architectures and systems, bioinformatics tools, and AI algorithms to further the nation’s efforts in chemical and biological defense, biosecurity, public and global health and warfighter performance. Our multidisciplinary team works on integrating data from molecular/genomic levels to physiological system scales, while ensuring systems and data remain secure and private.  


Job Description


The Bioanalytics and Systems Technologies Group is in search of an innovative and highly motivated data architect to execute and expand our efforts in architecting software solutions to develop platforms that support end to end development and validation of AI models for medical and health domains.  

As a technical staff in this area, you will lead the effort to create and drive full stack architecture solutions and innovations targeted towards applying MLOps, DataOps and DevSecOps for ongoing efforts to support an AI ready enterprise. You will lead and inspire a team of software developers and data engineers, work hand in hand with data scientists, and domain experts in biology, chemistry, and signal processing to address key national stakeholder needs and further the Group’s mission by developing and delivering the next generation software and information architectures for biomedical solutions.

As a successful candidate, you are a visionary leader with a track record of building high-quality enterprise solutions. You are results-driven and bring strong software architecture and engineering skills and a deep understanding of modern technologies including standards, APIs, AI, and ML. You are a person of high integrity, who believes in challenging the status quo when needed, while always first seeking to understand.




    • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, or related scientific field. In lieu of a Ph.D., a master’s or bachelor’s degree with relevant experience (5 + for master’s, 10+ for bachelor’s) is acceptable
    • Experience in Software life cycle development (SDLC)
    • Experience in building and architecting large scale applications and working hand in had with data architects for big data solution architectures
    • Delivery in an Agile, Lean, SAFe-based environment utilizing DevSecOps, ARTs, CI/CD, and related processes, methodologies, and concepts
    • Object Oriented Programming within a delivery team, as well as worked on a DevOps team that supported a set of engineers
    • Experience designing and implementing cloud hosted solutions leveraging API and Micro Services architectural frameworks
    • Knowledge of Database technology (SQL and NoSQL)


    • Knowledge of Systems Security and Identify/Access management technologies
    • Awareness of technology trends and a passion to stay abreast of emerging technologies
    • Organizational and transformational experience in an agile operating model
    • Establishes strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organization
    • Strong proven Software Engineering experience
    • Developed technology target state, roadmaps that aligned to short- and long-term goals
    • Innovation and Continuous Improvement
    • Must be passionate about technology transformations


    • Has hands on experience in the last 3 years
    • Ability to work collaboratively and lead small to medium team of software developers and data scientists to execute your vision and software architecture.
    • Demonstrated development and clear presentation of technical materials to a wide spectrum of technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Occasional travel (<10%) with optional opportunities for travel.
  • Desired requirements:
    • Experience with biological and healthcare systems a plus.
    • Knowledge of standards such as FHIR a plus
    • Demonstrated skills in scientific writing.


At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include: 

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!  

Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks.

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Requisition ID: 40825 


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