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Application Software Developer/Team Lead

Company: University of Chicago
Location: Hyde Park
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Department RINL Research Computing CenterAbout the Department The University of Chicago Research Computing Center (RCC), a unit in the Office of Research and National Laboratories (RNL), provides high-end research computing resources to researchers at the University of Chicago. It is dedicated to enabling research by providing access to centrally managed High Performance Computing (HPC), storage, and visualization resources. These resources include hardware, software, high-level scientific and technical user support, and the education and training required to help researchers make full use of modern HPC technology and local and national supercomputing resources. The Office of Research and National Laboratories oversees the conduct of sponsored research, research program development, multi-institutional research institutes, national laboratory board, and contract management functions. RNL supports the development and coordination of research-related communications and educational programs at The University of Chicago. RNL oversees the management of two Department of Energy contracts for Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. When combined with the Lab R budgets, the office oversees approximately $1.4 billion in sponsored research. RNL works closely with individual scholars, departments, and divisions to encourage, seed, and coalesce research across the University, Argonne, and Fermilab campuses.Job Summary The Research Computing Center (RCC) is seeking an experienced software developer who will be leading the development and improvements of faculty and researchers' software projects. The person in this position will collaborate directly with faculty, researchers, users and RCC colleagues. The Application Software Developer will work on a variety of projects with faculty campus wide.ResponsibilitiesDevelops, tests, debugs, and maintains new and existing application software.Defines and documents project requirements.Provides overall technical leadership in design, architecture, and implementation of software solutions.Evaluates new technologies and software products to determine feasibility and desirability of incorporating their capabilities within research projects.May manage staff.Designs new systems, features, and tools. Solves complex problems and identifies opportunities for technical improvement and performance optimization. Reviews and tests code to ensure appropriate standards are met.Acts as a technical consultant and resource for faculty research, teaching, and/or administrative projects.Performs other related work as needed.Minimum QualificationsEducation:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.Certifications:Preferred QualificationsEducation:Master's degree.Technical Skills or Knowledge: Proficient with shell scripting and command line (Linux/Unix).Working knowledge developing, designing, deploying, documenting, and supporting applications.Skillful with version control systems (e.g. Git) and CI/CD pipeline.Expertise with one or more programming languages such as Python, PHP, and Java.Extensive knowledge of relational and non-relational (NoSQL) databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, etc.Background with infrastructure deployment using Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, etc.Strong proficiency with HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, or similar JavaScript frameworks (AngularJS, React, Node, Meteor, etc.).Track record of delivering within an Agile/Scrum software development platform.Accomplished with one or more Content Management System (CMS) and web frameworks based on Python (e.g. Django, Flask, Wagtail, etc.) or PHP (e.g. Drupal, WordPress, etc.).Proficient in micro services, web services, and RESTful API development.Knowledge of cloud services (e.g. AWS, Google, Azure, etc.).Strong knowledge of web based security including Identification and Access Management, LDAP, OAuth, Shibboleth Integration, multi-factor Authentication and Authorization, or Single Sign-on.Identify and gain expertise in appropriate new technologies and/or software tools.Preferred CompetenciesUnderstand and translate researchers' scientific goals into computational requirements.Work well with faculty and researchers.Function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating self-initiative to achieve project goals and Research Computing Center's mission.Strong analytical skills and problem solving ability.Application DocumentsResume/CV (required)Cover Letter (preferred)When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.Job Family Information TechnologyRole Impact Individual ContributorFLSA Status ExemptPay Frequency MonthlyScheduled Weekly Hours 37.5Benefits Eligible YesCOVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required YesDrug Test Required NoHealth Screen Required NoMotor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required NoPosting StatementEffective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Keywords: University of Chicago, Danbury , Application Software Developer/Team Lead, IT / Software / Systems , Hyde Park, Connecticut

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