Architecture and Design - participates in the definition and documentation of requirements, architecture and design of complex systems based on knowledge of relevant software technologies being developed and/or used in commercial and scientific communities.Â
Software Development - develops, tests, documents, deploys and maintains high-quality software including web services, REST interfaces, command-line interfaces, desktop and mobile clients, and distributed resource integration software such as the funcX endpoint and Globus Connect.
Support - works in close collaboration with the funcX and Globus front line support and professional services teams, and directly with end users, to provide technical support services.
Research - participates in and contributes to research efforts related to the software, including collecting and analyzing data and writing research papers for journals or conferences.
Team Coordination and Professional Development - contributes to team coordination and development activities, including project planning, project reporting, and recruitment. Maintains a working knowledge of relevant software technologies being developed and/or used in scientific and commercial communities.Â
Investigates, analyzes and resolves day-to-day technical problems using standard procedures.
Works with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements for developmental programs. Receives a moderate level of guidance to design applications to meet University and business requirements.
Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met. Evaluates design alternatives for development cost and solutions using various methods.
Performs other related work as needed.â‹
Preferred Qualifications Â
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field.
Advanced degree in computer science or another relevant computer related field.
Three+ years of relevant programming experience developing, implementing, debugging, and maintaining applications with Python.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Background with a distributed version control system (e.g., Git).
High performance computing (HPC).
HTTP servers (e.g. Apache, NGINX).
Cloud Computing (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
Unit and integration testing tools (e.g. pytest, Jenkins).
Web security technologies (e.g. SSL/TLS, OAuth2, OpenID Connect and PKI).
Contributing to an open source project.
Shell scripting (e.g., Bash).
Agile (e.g. Scrum) development processes.
Dev Ops experience.
Exposure to fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of software development.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Problem solving skills.
Use standard software development applications and tools.
Prioritize and manage workload to meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
Work in a collaborative team environment.
Attention to detail.
Maintain confidentiality related to sensitive University matters such as, strategic initiatives, trade secrets, quiet periods, and scientific discoveries yet to be put in the public domain.
Occasional late night and/or weekend hours.
Remote work options are available for this position.
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