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 REST interfaces, command-line interfaces, desktop and mobile clients, and front end applications.
Model Development - develops simple models or machine learning models fit to complex data streams.
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, and presents research to key external stakeholders.
Team Coordination and Professional Development - maintains a working knowledge of relevant software technologies being developed and/or used in scientific and commercial communities. Contributes to team coordination and development activities, including project planning, project reporting, and recruitment.
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.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or another relevant computer related field.
Advanced degree in computer science or another relevant computer related field.
3 years of relevant programming experience developing, implementing, debugging, and maintaining applications with Python or C.
1 year of experience developing machine learning models and data processing pipelines.
Working knowledge of a distributed version control system (e.g., Git).
Machine learning frameworks such as Tensorflow, Keras, or Pytorch.
Developing automated data capture and processing pipelines to feed machine learning model development.
Developing user-facing software.
Knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as Vue, AngularJS, Polymer, Closure or Backbone.Â
Working knowledge of the latest and greatest web standards, including HTML5 and CSS3.
Strong sense of web design and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience.
Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques.
SQL databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite).
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.
Understanding of the principles of accessibility and ability to build products that are accessible to users with disabilities.
Work in a collaborative team environment.
Exposure to fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of software development.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong problem solving skills.
Use standard software development applications and tools.
Prioritize and manage workload to meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
Attention to detail.
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.
Work on a flexible schedule, which will include occasional late night and/or weekend hours.
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