Breeding Insight team members don protective clothing as they prepare to enter a salmon breeding facility.
BI Director Moira Sheehan (right) with BI Lead Developer Tim Parsons (left) at the USDA National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center in Franklin, Maine.

Breeding Insight is hiring!

Join us in the first large-scale public-sector effort to systematically apply genomic information to the breeding of specialty crops and animals. Our dynamic, multidisciplinary team of specialists at Cornell University is growing!

Current Opportunities

Software Quality Assurance Analyst

Breeding Insight seeks a Software Quality Assurance Analyst to join our software engineering team.

The person in this role will be responsible for ensuring that developed software meets and complies with defined requirements through manual and automated testing. They will be responsible for finding, analyzing, trouble shooting, and reporting issues, and must have a keen eye for detail.  They must also have excellent communication skills, be competent in executing test cases, and passionate about quality.  The successful candidate will be a member of the software development team located in Ithaca, NY and will assist in developing and validating requirements needed to meet Breeding Insight’s goals.


Systems Administrator III

Breeding Insight seeks a Systems Administrator to join our software engineering team.

The person in this role will be responsible for creating and maintaining a multitude of servers, deploying code, and aiding the software development team in designing sound infrastructure to support the software built and used by Breeding Insight.  This person must be a self-starter, work well as part of a team, and be willing to learn and implement new technologies in order to improve the management of Breeding Insight servers and applications. The Systems Administrator will be responsible for providing status reports, establishing standard operating procedures, and interfacing with users to ensure security, software, and hardware needs are being met. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of infrastructure-as-code (IaC), and will be able to assess, recommend, and implement tools to make IaC a reality.

About Breeding Insight

Breeding Insight (BI) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Agricultural Research Service (ARS) initiative hosted at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Our Mission

The Breeding Insight initiative was launched in 2018 to level the playing field in the genomics era, creating new opportunities for specialty breeders in assimilating tools, technologies, and methods to catalyze the routine and accessible use of genomic insights. We integrate phenomics (trait analysis), genomics (genotypic data), data management, and software tools to help breeders increase the rate of genetic gain and create more healthy, nutritious, and sustainable specialty crops and animals.


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