Berkeley Lab's Biological Systems & Engineering Division (BSE) is looking for a Software Developer to provide support to projects within the Department of Energy (DOE) Agile BioFoundry (ABF) and Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)!
In this exciting role, you will be responsible for planning, designing, developing, and testing web-based engineering biology software applications primarily including the Inventory of Composable Elements (ICE), Bioparts.org, the Inter-Bioenergy Research Center (Inter-BRC) Data Products Portal, the Design, Implementation, and Validation Automation (DIVA) platform, and the Host Onboarding Tool (HObT). You will have the opportunity to collaborate with software engineers, laboratory automation engineers, data scientists, and engineering biologists to improve usability and interoperability with other informatics systems.
What You Will Do:
Plan, design, develop, and test web-based engineering biology software applications including ICE, bioparts.org, the interBRC data products portal, DIVA, and HObT.
Maintain and support users of the (e.g. ABF and JBEI) instances of these web applications.
Ensure that user needs are met and issues documented and responded to in a timely manner.
Identify problems and recommend viable solutions to software and data management issues.
Define software requirements and lead the weekly determination of the team's software development priorities.
Collaborate with software engineers, laboratory automation engineers, data scientists, and engineering biologists to improve usability and interoperability with other informatics systems.
Improve and maintain software quality through the use of design and software engineering best-practices.
What is Required:
A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent knowledge/training) in Computer Science, BioEngineering, or a related scientific or engineering discipline and a minimum of 12 years of experience developing software applications including 8 years of developing applications in Java or other C-based programming languages or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Full life-cycle software development experience with the ability to work with scientific and administrative customers to define needs and priorities.
Experience with Linux or other Unix-like operating systems.
Strong programming skills including familiarity with relational database systems such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL or Oracle.
Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills skills including the ability to recruit, lead, and set the priorities for software development teams.
What We Prefer:
Master's Degree (or equivalent knowledge/training) in Computer Science, BioEngineering, or a related scientific or engineering discipline.
Working knowledge of bioinformatics and computational biology tools and resources, such as BLAST, Genbank, and protein databases.
Knowledge of DNA and plasmid manipulation software.
Demonstrated ability to present software development progress in group presentations (talks and poster presentations).
Demonstrated capability to contribute to technical publications.
For full consideration, please apply by August 17, 2022 with the following application materials:
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.
This is a full time career appointment, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid).
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.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at the Emery Station Operations Center -- 5885 Hollis Street Emeryville, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
The Biological Systems & Engineering Division's vision is to lead efforts that combine the power of biology with the tools of engineering to develop sustainable energy and manufacturing solutions to improve human health.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
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