Job Req ID: 17897
The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks candidates for the position of Software Developer, with a background in scientific software development to be a member of the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) research and development project teams. The ideal candidate must have the vision and creativity to find innovative solutions to the Big Data challenges that these projects entail, as well as the rigor and experience to develop high-quality application software to address these challenges.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The selected candidate will be a junior member of a team involved in the design, development, testing and deployment of a suite of scientific software applications developed in the JHU Physics and Astronomy department. They will work on Big Data projects, in particular the NSF funded “SciServer” project, which aims to build a long term flexible, reusable and scalable framework to access to the enormous data sets in fields ranging from observational astronomy (the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) and genomics to the simulation data generated by the largest scale simulations in astronomy, mechanical engineering and fluid dynamics (e.g., turbulence), materials science and brain science.
- Proficiency in at least one major object-oriented programming language like Java, C++ or C#.
- Web application development on Windows and Linux.
- Web services development on Windows and Linux.
- Working knowledge of SQL and relational database management systems (RDBMS).
- Database application programming.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
- 1 year of related experience in software development.
- Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
- 1-3 years of experience in software development with scientific applications.
- 3 years’ experience building scientific equipment.
Special Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
- Experience with web services development.
- in ASP.NET and Java.
- Experience in developing scientific applications with Python.
- Experience with large databases; experience with scientific data.
- Knowledge of N-Tiered Enterprise Architectures.
- Knowledge of SOA.
- Knowledge of formal software development environments.
- Knowledge of full software lifecycle processes (waterfall, iterative, agile).
- Knowledge of formal change control and baseline release management.
Classified Title: Programmer Analyst
Working Title: Software Developer
Starting Salary Range: $50,700 – $69,780 annually
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10001373-Physics and Astronomy
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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