Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Materials Sciences Division has an opening for a Computer Systems Engineer to join the team and drive the Materials Project in new and exciting directions, and aims to collect, organize, and disseminate to the public the world's information on advanced materials.
This position will be filled at a Level 1 or 2 depending on business need and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate.
What You Will Do:
Design and implement new "apps" for materials analyses for materialsproject.org using the Python-based Dash framework and React, for example to aid scientists in assessing next-generation battery compounds or advanced catalysts.
Contribute to the deployment of the website using our Docker-based infrastructure and help retain high site uptime.
Interact with the user community to optimize the organization and flow of information, improving the user interface and user experience, through user research, log analysis etc.
Develop and expand APIs for accessing data sets for data analysis and data mining.
Contribute to the overall software infrastructure of materialsproject.org to support new initiatives such as user-contributed data sets.
Write reusable, extensible and tested code.
Manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team.
Participate in a public, open-source software ecosystem.
What is Required:
Level 1: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience Level 2: Bachelor's degree with 5 years of related experience; or Master's degree with 3 years of related
Experience in advanced object-oriented programming and best practices in Python.
Experience writing HTML and CSS.
Experience in development of software packages, including writing robust unit tests.
Experience in using git version control software and collaborative coding.
Ability to empathize with users and consider user experience.
Demonstrated ability to learn new computing skills and technologies.
Attention to detail.
High-level programming languages and object-oriented programming and design patterns.
User interface design principles.
Web API Protocols including REST.
Experience using Flask and Plotly Dash.
Experience in managing automated code deployments with continuous integration.
Experience with frontend user interface tools.
Experience with document-based databases like MongoDB.
Experience with Amazon Web Service deployments and containers.
Scientific background or passionate interest in science, materials science preferred.
Authentication protocols and standards such as OAuth, OpenID and CAS.
Containerized services and cloud deployments.
For full consideration, please apply by August 19, 2022.
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This is a full time, 3 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
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