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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
8/6/2017
Job Category:
Software Development
Software Developer 2
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Job Description

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Position Summary:

Berkeley Lab's Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division has an opening for a Software Developer 2. We are seeking a talented and passionate software engineer to design, develop, and install software solutions for computational biology applications. The successful candidate will be able to build high-quality, innovative and fully performing software in compliance with coding standards and technical design. In addition, the successful applicant will have opportunities to work on a wide range of software development tasks, including user interface design, data integration, database and software interface design, and high-performance computing and bioinformatic algorithm development. The candidates should also be comfortable working in a collaborative, team oriented environment, especially using Agile approaches such as Scrum, Kanban or rapid application development. Candidates need to be self-starters who can operate independently, learn new material rapidly and be willing and/or able to develop as full stack and polyglot developers.

What You Will Do:

* Work with other KBase project members to implement software to meet stakeholder needs.
* Work closely with users of the analysis software to ensure that their needs are being met. Work with users to test and debug applications. Prepare presentations and papers for internal use, conferences, and peer-reviewed publication. Maintain accurate documentation and source-code control for all work-product.
* Execute full lifecycle software development.
* Write well-designed, testable, efficient code.
* Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility.
* Integrate software components into a fully functional software system.
* Develop software verification plans and quality assurance procedures.
* Document and maintain software functionality.
* Tailor and deploy software tools, processes and metrics.
* Comply with project plans and industry standards.

What Is Required:

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent combination of years and experience and a minimum of 2 years related experience.
* Experience with modern practices of open collaborative software development, including code review, the GitHub pull request model, etc.
* Experience in designing interactive applications.
* Demonstrated high analytical skills and programming skills (highest preference for Java or Python but open to C/C ).
* Experience with cluster computing environments such as Amazon EC2 or Batch Execution environments such as found in high performance computing clusters.
* Experience with SQL (such as MySQL and postgres) or NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB, Lucene, SOLR or ElasticSearch).
* Familiarity with Agile software practices (e.g., Scrum, Kanban).
* Familiarity with software engineering practices that include testing, documentation, source code management and release procedures.
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with programmers, engineers, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
* Experience in bioinformatics software design and engineering, mathematical analysis and comparative and functional genomics.
* Experience with developing applications to display/visualize scientific (preferably biological) data.
* Experience with scientific analysis tools such as Matlab, R, or Mathematica.
* Excellent writing, interpersonal communication, and analytical skills.
* Experience with user interface development: HTML/CSS, Javascript, or work with native UI API's.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

* Master's degree or higher in bioinformatics, computational biology, microbiology and bio- or chemical engineering discipline or a software related degree program.
* Experience with Jupyter Notebook, Docker.
* Experience with cluster computing environments such as Amazon EC2 or Batch Execution environments such as found in high performance computing clusters.
* Front end design and/or development using JQuery, Single Page WebApp frameworks like AngularJS, visualization libraries such as D3.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

* This is a full time, 1 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.
* Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
* Salary is commensurate with experience.
* This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
* Work will be primarily performed at: West Berkeley Biocenter (Potter St.) - Bldg. 977, 717 Potter St., Berkeley, CA.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/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, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.