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Job Description

We're looking for people who enjoy thinking about programming, talking about programming, and yes, also enjoy the activity of programming.

You would be joining a small team - 6 highly skilled developers on site, and 2 more when you include the president and CTO, both of whom spend as much time as possible in the code. Our company is technology-focused - meaning that getting the right architecture and code is more important than meeting arbitrary deadlines.

Our ideal candidate will be looking for more than just writing another web front end to a database. You enjoy theoretical aspects of software development, such as design patterns, OOP and software architecture. We have regular seminars on different aspects of software development and frequent discussions regarding software architecture choices. Developers work on all aspects of the software and drive all architecture, coding, and testing decisions. You will not be afraid to speak up to challenge design decisions or to offer new approaches to problems - in fact, you are encouraged to.

  • Will work in a small company environment.
  • Will report directly to CTO.
  • Will perform software coding and testing.
  • Will investigate new technologies and tools.
  • Depending on experience, candidate may perform software design and documentation.
  • Some Telecommuting OK
  • Permanent position only

Skills & Requirements



  • 5 years Delphi programming experience
  • Object-oriented design and analysis, including using interfaces
  • Familiarity with a variety of 3rd party Delphi components


  • 1 year Delphi programming experience


  • Understanding of Windows programming and messaging architecture
  • Design Patterns
  • Biology background
  • Web programming technologies experience
  • Customer service experience

About De Novo Software

De Novo Software is a profitable and growing company specializing in data analysis solutions for scientific experiments. Our flagship product, FCS Express, is a high performance desktop application used in thousands of research and clinical laboratories world-wide in applications ranging from basic science to disease diagnosis. Our product may not cure cancer by itself, but it's an invaluable tool for those who do.

We are a small company located in Los Angeles, CA. Our office is in the Koreatown neighborhood, steps from a Metro station.

Joel Test score: 9 out of 12

The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.

  • Do you use source control?
  • Can you make a build in one step?
  • Do you make daily builds?
  • Do you have a bug database?
  • Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
  • Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
  • Do you have a spec?
  • Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
  • Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  • Do you have testers?
  • Do new candidates write code during their interview?
  • Do you do hallway usability testing?

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