Stanford University is seeking a Software Engineer to work with faculty and students on designing and maintaining data processing pipelines for large theoretical and experimental neuroscience projects. The Software Engineer will verify and organize large data archives and aid in the development of software tools for processing disparate data types and performing large-scale statistical analysis.
Your responsibilities would include:
Architect a multi-stage pipeline for analyzing and combining heterogenous datasets that will lead to publishable scientific discoveries
Curate and standardize a large database of neurophysiological recordings, including producing data summaries and visualizations
Document data organization and internal formatting standards for long-term use
Implement appropriate backup frameworks for raw datasets
Ensure compliance with Federal data retention policies
Develop interfaces for easily accessing and querying datasets
Address code bugs and documentation issues raised by end-users of this software
Contribute to training sessions for new users of this software and database
Provide visibility for the group, the data, and your work on external websites
Accelerate data acquisition and analysis using industry best practices to maintain computing infrastructure
The job duties listed are typical of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Possess a BS in a STEM field with a computational component; an MS degree is preferred.
Be comfortable manipulating data sets, particularly large timeseries ones.
Be able to analyze and work with custom coding tools.
Be proficient in Python and MATLAB.
Have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
Be able to work in a team setting.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.
Proficiency with application design and data modeling.
Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
Ability to lead activities on structured team development projects.
Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
Knowledge of application domain.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand.
Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours, evening, and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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