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Software Development Engineer I

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jun 17, 2024

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The Role

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

We are looking to hire a 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 We Do:

  • We write code to create, improve and maintain new and existing frameworks

  • We familiarize ourselves with source code to understand areas of risk and complexity to provide optimal test coverage

  • We make key decisions for framework architectures and practices

  • We develop an understanding of the business and customer value of the assigned software

  • We function with regular checkpoints including code reviews and daily standup

  • We deliver code successfully with clear instructions from our teammates and manager

  • We communicate effectively with our teammates about timelines to deliver our work efficiently and reliability

  • We successfully collaborate with team members using best-in-industry software engineering tools and processes such as source control and monitoring frameworks

  • We understand how to separate disparate components from each other and seek guidance from teammates or your manager when building software with more than one component

  • We understand common tradeoffs among aspects of the code bar such as efficiency versus maintainability

  • We follow an established procedure to diagnose and identify the root cause of problems with exiting software

  • We mentor junior engineers

  • We'll do all this while nurturing good work-life balance: we want to work together for a long time

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Recent graduate (or Senior) in a Bachelors program in Computer Science or a related technology or scientific field OR equivalent professional experience in lieu of a degree

  • Educational or job-related experience with full-stack web application development. Our stack is oriented around React + node and Angular, experience with this or willingness to learn is essential.

  • Educational or job-related experience with Object Oriented Programming languages such as Java, Python, C++, or C.

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

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications):

  • 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

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

  • Collaboration. You enjoy collaborating with, learning from, and teaching others so we all can become better. You assume the good intent in others, and actively do your part to create a positive work environment.

  • Self-Motivated. Doing good work is just a part of you.

  • Customer Focused. You want to learn about customers, their needs and their scenarios and you find satisfaction in shipping quality products that delight customers

  • Experience working with a modern cloud provider such as AWS or Azure

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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