The University of Washington’s eScience Institute was founded in 2008 to promote data science adoption and methods development across all areas of science, engineering, arts, and humanities. There is a large and growing need not just for data science talent, but also for research software engineering expertise. To address this need, the University of Washington’s eScience Institute is leveraging support from Schmidt Futures to build a Scientific Software Engineering Center (SSEC). The primary goal of the SSEC is to support the development of infrastructure and capacity within the University of Washington (UW) to address difficult scientific software problems. The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the success of this research enterprise and are embedded in the culture of who we are as an institution and as an employer. The eScience Institute and SSEC share President Cauce’s commitment to combat inequities and racism.
Software engineering is vital to Seattle’s emergence as a tech leader driving a local climate of innovation. The new Scientific Software Engineering Center (SSEC) at UW’s eScience Institute will leverage local software engineering talent to advance scientific frontiers that will change the world around us and respond to the pressing challenges that face humanity.
We are building a diverse team of software engineers who will bring their unique backgrounds and expertise to the UW community. These software engineers will work on impactful research projects, infusing them with the software industry’s best practices, and delivering reusable, open source software that will accelerate future research in areas like climate change, health, energy and basic science.
We are looking for qualified software engineers with dual backgrounds in science and technology, who will be central to the SSEC mission to support data driven research by enabling the development of new software tools and user communities serving greater scientific goals. Learn more about the individual jobs and how to apply through the UW portal on the SSEC website.
Please see the job postings on our website for individual requirements.
About Scientific Software Engineering Center - eScience Institute - University of Washington
The new Scientific Software Engineering Center (SSEC) at University of Washington’s eScience Institute will leverage local software engineering talent to advance scientific frontiers that will change the world around us and respond to the challenges that face humanity. SSEC will establish professional-grade software engineering within scientific research, and will support the production of robust, reproducible code, bolstering and sharpening research across campus. The SSEC, funded by the Schmidt Futures Foundation, is building out a diverse team of research software engineers who will bring their unique backgrounds and expertise to the UW community to address fundamental questions about climate change, the fate of the universe, how materials work, precision medicine, and more.