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Scientific. Clinical. Software Engineering

Software Engineer

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -012020-26202 Region: San Jose Metro Area

Job Description

Project Overview:

As Python 2.7 is reaching end of life, many parts of our systems require update from Python 2.7 to Python 3, or be re-written in Java. The system consists of both back-end pipeline and web apps that are written in Python 2.7.

The project is to migrate critical internal systems to Python 3 or Java by the end of 2019, such that there is no service interruption to the pipeline and systems on 01/01/2020. The work is expected to continue into 2020, and it should also complete the migration of non-critical systems written in Python 2.7 to Python 3 or Java by end of Q2 2020.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • * Refactor existing Python 2.7 code to continue to function into 2020 and beyond by upgrading to Python 3, or re-write in Java.
  • * Investigate the code and identify Python 2.7 libraries, and update the code to use Google approved Python 3 libraries.
  • * Re-implement parts of the systems in Java to be better integrated with internal systems.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

  • * Review existing code, refactor, and test the code to ensure that it continues to function well.
  • * Investigate and resolve bugs and issues that occurs in the systems updated.
  • * Provide consistent updates on the progress via email and/or documents.




  • Computer Science or a related field
  • 2 - 3; years of software development experience

Required Skills:

3~4; years of Python development, and 1-2; years of Java development, 1-3 years of Linux.


App Engine, HTML, JavaScript, Google Internal Stack

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