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Our Team is Growing—IDIES Employment Opportunities

We’re growing and we have several opportunities for you to become part of our team at the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science at Johns Hopkins University.

To apply, visit the JHU employment portal at https://jobs.jhu.edu/, enter the requisition number, and submit your materials.

The William H. Miller III Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks candidates for the position of IDIES Software Developer with a background in scientific software development and who will 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 member of a team involved in the design, development, testing and deployment of a suite of scientific software applications developed as part of several IDIES projects.  They will work on Big Data projects, in particular “Sciserver,” – a flexible, reusable and scalable platform to access the enormous data sets in fields ranging from computational fluid dynamics, turbulence, ocean science, material science, observational astronomy and genomics.  The incumbent will be responsible for the user interface (UI) design of the SciServer dashboard and related components, and will be expected to take part in the design and development of various new scientific visualization tools.  The incumbent will be expected to demonstrate strong technical skills and the ability to work on collaborative projects with other groups within the university.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • One year of related work experience with computer systems and applications.
  • 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.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • 1-3 years of related experience in software development with scientific applications.
  • Experience in the development of web-based user interfaces, web-based visualization tools, and knowledge of modern JavaScript frameworks such as Vue.js
  • Proficiency in at least one major object-oriented programming language like Java, or C#.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with scientific data.
  • Experience in developing scientific applications with Python.
  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational database management systems (RDBMS).
  • Knowledge of full software lifecycle processes.

Classified Title: Programmer Analyst
Working Title: IDIES Software Developer
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC
Starting Salary Range: $51,210 – $70,480 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Physics and Astronomy
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking an IDIES Senior Software Developer  (Sr. Programmer Analyst) who will be responsible for the design, development, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of various departmental and enterprise-wide application systems. This includes but is not limited to the installation, modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications to support a collaborative data-driven science platform. Has a background in scientific software development and the skills and experience to be a senior 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. Maintains application system code that communicates with back-end databases and presents data to the user via advanced interfaces.

Job Scope/Complexity:

The selected candidate will be a senior member of a team involved in the design, development, testing and deployment of a suite of scientific software applications developed in IDIES. They will work on Big Data projects with limited guidance, in particular the NSF funded platform, SciServer, which aims to build a long term flexible, reusable and scalable framework to access 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.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be responsible for the user interface (UI) design of the SciServer dashboard and related tools, and the incumbent will be expected take the  lead responsibility for the design and development of a new visualization tool – the Cell Viewer – under the guidance of the senior scientist, for a critical collaborative project with the Johns Hopkins Medical School.

The incumbent will be expected to demonstrate strong technical skills and understanding of scientific data requirements; to provide guidance and leadership to junior UI developers within the team, as well as to work on collaborative projects with other groups within the university.

  • Proficiency in at least one major object-oriented programming language like Java, C++ or C#
  • Proficiency with web user interface development tools for specialized visualization applications for scientific data, such as JavaScript, Vue.js, and OpenLayers, .NET
  • 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.
  • Experience with continuous integration/deployment using Kubernetes.

Analysis & Requirements Gathering:

  • Define moderately complex business/clinical/education problems by meeting with clients to observe and understand current processes and the issues related to those processes. Provide written documentation of findings to share with the client and other IT colleagues.
  • Gather moderately complex system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to understand the business requirements and possible solutions for new applications.

Design & Development:

  • Develop detailed tasks and project plans by analyzing project scope and milestones for moderately complex projects in order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software lifecycle standards.
  • Write functional/technical specifications by taking the provided moderately complex system requirements and putting them into functional and technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts to develop technical solutions.
  • Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide  technical solutions for moderately complex application development tasks.
  • Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-base system(s) to simplify code maintenance and to improve support.

Testing & Documentation:

  • Create and document moderately complex test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application functionality.
  • Test all changes by using the appropriate moderately complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.
  • Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end-user references.

Implementation & Maintenance:

  • Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.
  • Monitor changes and resolve moderately complex problems by responding as they occur, by reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution.
  • Provide support by triaging and resolving moderately complex issues to ensure prompt, effective service.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • 3-5 years of related experience in software development
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in software development with scientific applications.
  • Experience in web-based user interface development.
  • Experience in web-based visualization tools development.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & 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.
  • Ability to take charge and lead development for a software component.
  • Ability to motivate and guide junior team members.
  • Ability to work with scientific collaborators from other departments within JHU.
  • 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.
  • Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Possesses sound documentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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.    

Classified Title: Sr. Programmer Analyst 
Working Title: IDIES Sr. Software Developer 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $59,280 – $81,435 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8.30 am – 5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: ​​​​​​​Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Physics and Astronomy 
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
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The Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES), in The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy Department, seeks candidates for the position of IDIES Dev Ops Engineer (Systems Engineer), with background in highly specialized research computing environments. Overview:  This position develops and maintains reliable, reusable automation processes for all IDIES data center resources, including deployment, maintenance, and integration with monitoring services, providing IT support for IDIES with particular emphasis on highly specialized research computing environments. This position is responsible for automating the installation, configuration, security, and monitoring of IDIES computing resources in alignment with established local standards. In the case of new technology, this position will be instrumental in the development of new standards according to best practices and stakeholder needs. A particular challenge will be to identify common ground among the various supported projects to maximize efficiency and minimize the impact of one-offs. Solutions should be well-documented and maintainable by members of the team. This position will include ad-hoc on-call responsibilities to monitor team Slack chat and email during off hours and respond to issues based upon level of severity and escalate where necessary.

In support of IDIES, this position interacts routinely with IDIES systems administrators, engineers, developers, and may, also, interface directly with clients on an ad hoc basis to develop solutions to support cutting-edge research. IDIES and the IDIES data center currently supports:

  • Over 300 users across 30+ projects.
  • 300 systems and 50 virtual machines in 2 datacenters.
  • High-speed (10/40/100Gb) network infrastructure.
  • 4000 hard drives with over 15 petabytes of storage capacity.
  • While common infrastructure elements are shared across projects, there is also considerable heterogeneity due to one-off project-specific requirements.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design/Develop/ Automate Server Deployment and Maintenance Tasks (Linux and Windows)
  • Design/Develop/ Automate Data Center Network and Power Infrastructure (Switches and PDUs)
  • Design/Develop/ Automate Facilities, Network, Server, and Storage Monitoring Infrastructure
  • Design/Develop/ Automate ad hoc Project Based Solutions

Listed skills specific to this position:

  • Excellent software development skills
  • Advanced scripting skills in bash, Perl, Python, Powershell, and Ruby
  • Strong knowledge of configuration management tools such as Ansible and Chef
  • Strong knowledge of version control systems such as Subversion and Git
  • Strong background in planning and implementing enterprise class, highly robust technology solutions
  • Strong understanding of security “best practices”
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of the technologies used in the school, including Windows, MacOS, and Red Hat Linux operating systems, application software, hardware, and client-server interactions
  • Strong knowledge of real-time monitoring systems, time-series databases, and web front-ends
    (e.g. Nagios, Bosun, Telegraf/InfluxDB/Grafana, Prometheus)
  • Strong understanding of containerization and virtualization (e.g. Docker, Podman, Kubernetes, KVM)
  • Strong knowledge of Linux systems administration, including familiarity with automated cluster deployments, configurations, and management
  • Strong knowledge of industry-standard database systems with the ability to utilize them in specialized configurations to meet the unique extreme-computing needs of data intensive science applications
  • Strong understanding of high-speed Ethernet network deployment and switch management
  • Strong understanding of GPU hardware and computing environments (e.g. NVIDIA, CUDA)
  • Strong understanding of storage and filesystem management, including ext3, XFS, ZFS, and Ceph
  • Strong knowledge of services such as DHCP, Bind, NTP, Apache, LDAP, Kerberos, and Active Directory
  • Strong knowledge of workload management/batch queueing systems such as Slurm
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects or tasks and prioritize effectively
  • Strong interest in science and technology with the ability to adapt quickly to leading-edge technologies
  • Genuine interest in “tinkering”
  • Strong critical and analytical skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Ability to work independently under established deadlines and collaboratively as a team member
  • Ability to write clear documentation

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree. Additional experience can be substituted for education.
  • Five years related experience. Additional education can be substituted for experience.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in the assigned IT environments.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Classified Title: IDIES Dev Ops Engineer
Working Title: IDIES Dev Ops Engineer 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: $69,831 – $95,953 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Physics and Astronomy
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, please visit: https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Homewood Campus
 

*This is an appointment post via IDIES and not currently listed on the JHU Career Site. Application materials must be emailed. 

We are seeking a data scientist 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.

The selected candidate will be a member of a team involved in the design, development, testing and deployment of a suite of scientific software applications developed in IDIES. They will work on Big Data projects, in particular the National Science Data Fabric – a project to provide distributed storage hubs for large science data sets. Another major IDIES product is SciServer – a flexible, reusable and scalable platform to access to the enormous data sets in fields ranging from observational astronomy (the Sloan Digital Sky Survey) and genomics, to the simulation data generated by the largest scale simulations in astronomy, mechanical engineering and fluid dynamics, materials science and brain science.

They will work with scientists from a variety of disciplines and assist them in developing data-intensive scientific software applications, primarily in python or R and possibly Java or C#, running on premise or in the cloud. They may contribute to developing core system components, web applications, database applications, and data management infrastructure for the SciServer platform. They will define and maintain an appropriate development and testing environment for the project, document software components for both developers and users, and develop and execute test plans for the system.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in the physical or computational sciences,  with 1-3 years of experience in scientific software development either during their PhD or outside of it. Required Skills include experience in developing scientific applications with Python, R or a similar scripting language; experience in working with scientific data; knowledge of Machine Learning (ML) algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Desired Skills include experience in Java and/or C#; experience in modern Web application and Web service development; working knowledge of SQL and relational database management systems (RDBMS) and experience with database application programming; experience with large (multi-TB) databases; experience with major commercial cloud systems (AWS, Azure, Google); and knowledge of full software lifecycle processes.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: Ani Thakar (thakar@jhu.edu) and Elliot Rosen (erosen@jhu.edu).

The position will remain open until filled, but applications received by January 31, 2022 will be given priority.

The Johns Hopkins University is an EO/AA employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community. Smoke free/drug free environment.

Job Category: 

Scientific/Technical Staff

Institution Classification/Type: 

Large Academic

Institution/Company: 

Johns Hopkins University

Department Name: 

Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES)

City: 

Baltimore

State/Province: 

Maryland

Zip/Postal: 

21218

Country: 

United States of America

Compensation Notes: 

Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: 

Monday, January 31, 2022

Current Status of Position: 

Accepting Applicants

Apply to Job

Attention To: 

Ani Thakar

Title: 

Director of Operations, IDIES

Email: 

thakar@jhu.edu

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