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Sr. Software Development Engineer

Moderna, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
Start date
May 31, 2024

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Information Technology, Software Development
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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The Role

Moderna is expanding our footprint to Seattle to further our mission of delivering the greatest possible impact to people through mRNA medicines! Our new technology hub in Seattle will focus on software product development for our Commercial, Data & Machine Learning, Cloud Infrastructure, Security, and Engineering Excellence (dev tools) products and platforms.

Modernas Cloud and Digital Infrastructure (CDI) is an organization at the core of transforming Modernas enterprise use of the Cloud and on-premises compute. Through Moderna Mindsets, and a passion to change the future of medicine, CDI focuses on removing viscosity and enabling secure and scalable foundations for Modernas broad range of internal customers.

We are looking to add a Sr. Software Development Engineer to our team to accelerate visibility into our asset universe and maintain real-time asset ownership, and create high fidelity signals regarding system health, policy adherence, and universal observability. The ideal candidate will be someone that has experience with large scale systems, building services from the ground up, ensuring quality is baked in, and experience with mentoring other engineers crossed different roles. Partnering with other EE teams as well as external product teams as necessary, this individual will have the ability to discover, evaluate, and drive solutions from start to finish.

We are looking to add a Senior Software Development Engineer to our team to accelerate, streamline, and innovate the infrastructure for Moderna. The ideal candidate will be someone that has experience with large scale systems, building services from the ground up, ensuring quality is baked in, and experience with mentoring other engineers crossed different roles. Partnering with peer teams as well as external product teams as necessary, this individual will have the ability to discover, evaluate, and drive solutions from start to finish. This is a highly visible role with the ability to deliver broad impact to the company.

We are looking to hire Software Development Engineers (SDEs) to develop their careers at Moderna, who bring strong technical expertise, a product mindset that embodies the unique Moderna Mindsets, and passion to change the future of medicine. In this role, you will work on exciting, cutting-edge technology initiatives/products from the ground up to empower our technology roadmap across the organization, with the ultimate goal of transforming patients lives.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Contribute to engineering projects that cross multiple functional spaces in a dynamic, fast-moving, and agile environment.

  • Work closely with customers, partners, and leadership to understand business needs.

  • Design and influence technical and business processes that impact beyond your immediate team.

  • Create innovative and intuitive solutions to transform business needs, including full-stack applications.

  • Co-own your teams products and services and drive efficiencies in application performance, resiliency, usability, and cost.

  • Participate in an on-call rotation.

  • Contribute to creating and managing solutions that drive automation and analytics.

  • Provide mentorship to fellow engineers.

  • Ability to own not just a technical solution but to also own the business solutions.

  • Deliver code enhancements for software builds which may include refactoring or deprecating existing code.

  • Communicate effectively to your team about timelines to deliver your work efficiently and reliability.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related technology or scientific field OR 5 years of equivalent professional experience in lieu of a degree

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant job experience

  • Educational or job-related experience with full-stack web application development

  • Educational or job-related experience documenting technical systems and user workflows

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Masters degree in computer science or other related technology discipline

  • Experience communicating with application users to understand and collect their requirements and requests

  • Experience working in life sciences, pharma/biotech, or high-tech industries with a preference for experience in one or more of eCommerce, data/machine learning platforms, or cloud infrastructure

  • Experience in a regulated environment

  • Experience working in a matrixed organization

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative

Under Washington State law, Moderna is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for the jobs covered by this description. Base compensation for these positions in Washington State range from $165,000 - $190,000. Actual salary determinations will take into account factors such as work location, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge, and demonstrated skills. Compensation decisions are made on the facts and circumstances of each case.

In addition to base compensation Moderna employees are eligible for a comprehensive incentive compensation package including an annual cash bonus, new hire equity and an annual refresh, 401(k) match, competitive and inclusive medical, dental, and vision coverage options, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care, Life, LTD, and STD insurance, paid family leave offerings, including at least 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave, lifestyle spending account, adoption, surrogacy, and family-planning benefits, generous paid time off, including:
Vacation, sick time, and observed Company-wide holidays
Paid volunteer time to participate within your community
Discretionary winter holiday shut down
Paid 4-week sabbatical after 5 years, and every 3 years after

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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