Research Software Developer
RENCI - UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
DescriptionThe Research Software Developer will design and implement cloud native computing environments including (1) implementing data structures, algorithms, and workflows (2) applying DevOps automation to develop continuous integration pipelines as well as deployment, orchestration, and dynamic scaling capabilities (3) constantly improving security and observability via automated vulnerability detection, performance monitoring relative to service level agreements, and automating incident response. The Research Software Developer will work with RENCI management and staff to develop project requirements, and with users to demonstrate functionality and solicit feedback.
RequirementsMinimum: Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure. Required: At least three years of professional software development using Python, Java, or another major programming language. Experience applying design patterns, object oriented and functional programming, designing and troubleshooting concurrent systems and container based micro-services using Linux and the command line, deploying in cloud environments, applying operating systems concepts, installing system software and services, applying authentication and authorization concepts, and using databases are required. The position also requires a demonstrated practice of iterative, customer focused software development in a continuous integration setting involving multiple teams, a capacity for self education, interdisciplinary study and inquiry, effective oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills, and the ability to foster and maintain collaborations with local and national researchers and subject matter experts. Preferred: Experience with Docker containers, Kubernetes, Helm, Berkeley Data 8 Tech Stack, python based autograding tools such as ottergrader and gradescope, and authentication protocols like OpenID Connect and JWT are all desirable. A track record of team leadership, promotion of code review, and quality-oriented automation are also helpful.
Company DescriptionAre you ready to go beyond the state of the art? At the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), we use data, creativity, and inclusive teaming to revitalize how science is done. Fostering data science expertise and creating cyberinfrastructure isn’t just about solving known problems – it’s about expanding human potential by unlocking data. We need innovators, builders, strategists, technologists, architects, and creative thinkers across all domains to drive this work forward. When you join our team, you’ll: -Spend your time solving the interesting and unique problems of research and development. -Shape your future through experimentation and unfettered access to premier education and research. -Make connections to people and projects that ignite your passion. We know that diversity of people and ideas is a cornerstone of innovation, and we work to ensure our culture reflects that knowledge. We provide the tools you need to do your job effectively; we offer flexibility so you can be the most productive version of you; and we encourage thoughtful and challenging discourse. Join our research institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today and help us spark a scientific renaissance across the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and beyond.
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeWednesday, 16 November 202210am - 3pm CST
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