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Usable Systems and Integrated Frameworks Engineer

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley, Ca | Posted: 5 months ago

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Usable Systems and Integrated Frameworks Engineer - 87495 Organization: JG-Joint Genome Institute

The Biosciences Area within Berkeley Lab has an exciting career opportunity available for a software engineer to develop and deploy software solutions for a new framework for microbiome data science. The Department of Energy is funding a pilot program, the “National Microbiome Data Collaborative” (NMDC) which aims to address many of the pressing issues in microbiome research, including data integration, making data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and establishing standardized workflows for data processing.

The NMDC software engineer will collaborate with a diverse set of engineers, UI/UX experts, and scientists, to design and develop a modular infrastructure to enable the scientific community to manage and explore petabytes of microbiome data. This is a unique opportunity to shape a system that will advance the community’s ability to integrate and interrogate multi-omics data sets generated across the globe from diverse sources.

This position reports to the Chief Informatics Officer at the DOE Joint Genome Institute in Berkeley, CA.

Software Engineer Level 2 will: • Deploy, install, configure, integrate, and test software solutions. • Collect, manipulate, and analyze data related to scientific computing systems. • Provide input to domain science and/or computer science research papers suitable for submission to peer-reviewed venues. • Present to audiences within and outside the lab.

In addition to the above, Software Engineer Level 3 responsibilities include: • Coordinate and/or lead the development and science teams on requirements and features. • Coordinate and/or lead the software development process for the team.

Software Engineer Level 2 Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience. • At least five years of related experience • Proficiency programming in Python and at least one of: C/C++, Java, or JavaScript.

Preferred qualifications for the Software Engineer Level 2: • Master’s degree or equivalent work experience. • Demonstrated experience with the entire software development process, from requirements through design to implementation and deployment. • Experience with the design, development, and optimization web service infrastructure • Excellent English written and oral communication. • Strong interpersonal skills for working in a diverse team environment.

In addition to the above, the Software Engineer Level 3 qualifications include: • Minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience. • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively and as a team member in a diverse team environment.

Preferred qualifications for the Software Engineer 3: • Experience applying modern software technologies for databases, RESTful services, computational workflows, data processing pipelines, and/or scientific reproducibility. • Experience as the lead of a development team. • Ability to conduct analysis and work independently.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes: • This is a full time, 2-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. • Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities. This position will be filled at the Software Developer Level 2 or Software Developer Level 3, dependent on experience. • 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) — 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

How To Apply Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

JGI & Berkeley Lab: A View to Fuel Innovative Science in the Public Interest They say it’s all about location and Berkeley Lab has it all: a view above the San Francisco Bay, cool breezes, and world-class science within a diverse, respectful research ecosystem of 5,000 people. Nearly 90 years ago, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron, brought physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians together in Berkeley above the University of California campus to tackle the most urgent scientific challenges. Today, after garnering 13 Nobel Prizes, Berkeley Lab has sustained and grown that tradition of open, interdisciplinary team science, exemplified by how the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Institute (JGI)  addresses the most pressing energy and environmental challenges. This summer, JGI takes up residence in the new, state-of-the-art Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) along with the U.S. Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) to expand the frontiers of energy and environmental science in partnership with the worldwide community of researchers. Will you join us and be a critical part of the next ground-breaking discoveries in the public interest?

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