Berkeley Lab's Joint Genome Institute Division has an opening for a Staff Software Developer. This position is in JGI's Sequence Data Management group. The position's responsibilities will be supporting and enhancing JGI's JAMO data management system. The position is will be responsible for planned enhancements to better support search, data management/consistency, and allow users to self-services changes to their data as well as address system robustness and backend efficiency. In addition work will need to be done to complete the migration to new systems (Cori) as well as off-site backup options (i.e., Google and/or ORNL) to better provide better support in the case of disaster recovery and to address business continuity issues arising from the utilization of a single site. Additional work that this position covers is the ongoing development of the JGI/KBase partnership and the NCBI/SRA/GenBank submission pipelines with existing and new products (i.e., Methylation data, BAM data, products not supported by GOLD). The position will also support the other members of the data management group in their work on JGI's current and future sequencing platforms.
What You Will Do:
Produce and manage the sequence data from next-generation sequencers that support global genomic and bio-energy research science
Work with large scale data problems
Work with petabyte range file and tape systems
Be part of the team that works with the world's fastest computers for computationally intensive projects.
Responsibilities at the Staff Software Developer level include:
Independently maintain software systems that support data transfer between JGI and external organizations.
Design, implement, test, and deploy extensions to high-throughput data management systems.
Create documentation and assist users on our metadata management system.
Develop tools to enables users to access, mine, and research the organization's metadata.
Develop qualitative and predictive analytics to inform organizational usage policy.
Analyze the impact of process, hardware and software changes on production line performance.
Implement sequence data management, specific user interfaces and reports.
Ensure accurate software version control, testing, and release engineering.
Communicate plans, designs, and progress/status to customers and management; coordinate development work across JGI groups.
Work with internal groups to help them follow JGI's metadata standards.
Assist with the curation of legacy data files and metadata.
Troubleshoot and resolve issues with new and existing sequence data management systems (e.g., processing errors, software bugs, user and data retrieval requests).
In addition to the above, the Sr. Software Developer responsibilities include:
- Contribute at a higher level of independence and responsibilities.
- Perform as a technical lead and key contributor; troubleshoot and solve highly technical, complex problems.
- Advocate for data management best practices in the organization.
What is Required:
Qualifications (Software Developer 3 level):
- B.S. in Computer Science or a related scientific/technical field plus typically eight years of related experience, or overall equivalent experience.
In addition to the above, the Sr Software Developer qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science or related field plus a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, or overall equivalent experience or 8 years and a Master's degree; or equivalent experience.
- Proficiency with system and software design/implementation in a scientific or technical environment.
- Experience with predictive analytics on text or unstructured data.
- Experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning methodologies and feature engineering.
- Proficiency with Python; MySQL or Oracle (or similar); Linux or Unix.
- Experience developing web user interfaces.
- Full life-cycle software development experience with the ability to communicate effectively (i.e., understand/define needs and priorities) with scientific and administrative customers.
- Ability to apply analytical skills and creativity to solve complex software and data management problems.
- Effective time management, organization, and planning skills.
- Talent for working well under short deadlines and handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Production software systems support experience.
High performance, parallel computing, and/or grid engines.
Agile and Test-Driven development methodologies.
Design and utilization of interface services (e.g., RESTful).
Demonstrated expertise creating systems and software for processing large volumes of data.
Demonstrated expertise in developing quantitative and predictive analytics from unstructured data.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on May 23, 2018.
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 may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) — 2800 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA.
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