In this exciting role, you will work as part of the Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) implementation team. You will help design, implement, test, and evaluate user-facing features of KBase. You will work with the user engagement teams in building and testing interfaces with various user groups to enhance usability and functionality.
What You Will Do:
Work with the product and implementation teams to design and code the KBase user-facing platform, including specifications for optimal user experience. This platform is comprised of:
The KBase Narrative Interface (based on the Jupyter Notebook).
The KBase data interfaces (for sharing, displaying, and accessing biological data).
The KBase apps (UI elements that wrap complex bioinformatics workflows).
The KBase user and social tools (for individuals to access their data and narratives and to share their work with others in the system).
Assist in defining standards and processes for collecting user-based usability data from a variety of testing processes, both from team members and community KBase users.
Develop and maintain documentation describing the design of the KBase UI/UX model. These must cover the overall architecture as well as usage information for those developing or integrating tools into KBase.
Regularly take initiative to transfer technical and functional knowledge to teammates, colleagues, and users of the KBase platform.
Be on the forefront of understanding useful data engineering tools and best practices.
Write tested, maintainable code to support all the above.
Develop software verification plans and quality assurance procedures.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Fulfill other assignments and projects as directed by the KBase management.
What is Required:
Demonstrated experience to write high-performance, readable/reusable code for UI components which work across multiple browsers.
Proven track record of developing software in large, collaborative teams following modern best practices.
Practical experience with agile software development practices.
Demonstrated ability to test and debug code in the development and browser environments.
Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated ability for improving the product, user experience, code quality.
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, facilitation, and leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with highly distributed, interdisciplinary teams.
Prior experience with SQL and NoSQL databases.
Experience working with scientific datasets and developing data visualization tools.
Experience with UI testing and user-centered design.
Familiarity with biology and bioinformatics systems.
Experience using the Jupyter Notebook platform and/or developing for it (e.g. building notebook extensions or custom visualizations).
Experience deploying production systems in a cloud environment, with the ability to respond elastically to highly dynamic usage patterns.
Knowledge of open source software development practices and community standards.
Experience leading, managing and mentoring technical teams.
This is a full time, 6 month, 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.
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.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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