Architecture and Design - participates in the definition and documentation of requirements and architecture and design of complex systems based on knowledge of relevant software technologies being developed and/or used in commercial and scientific communities.
Software Development - prototypes, develops, tests, code reviews, documents, deploys and maintains high-quality software, including web applications, REST interfaces, command-line interfaces, and other client applications.
Team Coordination - engages proactively with other team members, both within the functional area and in other areas to design, develop and deliver quality products. Participates in team coordination and development activities, including project planning, project reporting, and recruitment.
Mentor student teams through the development process of a data-focused applications
Professional Development - Maintains a working knowledge of relevant software technologies.
Supports and maintains existing applications. Works with web developers and responds to requests from users.
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, computer engineering or related field.
At least 4 years of relevant programming experience developing, implementing, debugging, and maintaining applications with Python.
Background in building web applications and APIs that power them.
An interest in and experience writing software to support data-driven applications
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Distributed version control system (e.g., Git).
SQL databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, SQLite).
Background with containers and infrastructure (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform).
Agile (e.g. Scrum) development processes.
Cloud Computing (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
Unit and integration testing tools (e.g. pytest, Jenkins, Github Actions, TravisCI).
HTTP servers (e.g. Apache, NGINX).
Experience contributing to an open source project.
Working knowledge of shell scripting (e.g., Bash).
Work in a collaborative team environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Problem solving skills.
Comfortable using 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.
Accomplished with full software design life cycle.
Effectively articulate technical concepts, challenges and solutions, and engage proactively with team members.
Experience managing project requirements using Agile methods
Cloud infrastructure certifications
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