Stanford University is looking for a Python developer to join Dr. J. Michael Cherrys group in the Department of Genetics.
We build and maintain cutting edge web portals for the scientific community the online resource for basic scientific experimental research (yeastgenome.org) and an extensive online data warehouse and metadata project, the ENCODE Data Coordination Center and Portal (encodeproject.org). We are also creating curation interfaces and a public portal site about clinically relevant genetic variants, the Clinical Genomics (clinicalgenome.org) project. All projects are funded via the National Institutes of Health. Our goals include understanding, tracking and analyzing the genetics of human health and basic biological research on model organism systems (cherrylab.stanford.edu/projects.html). Qualified candidates are expected to contribute to all phases of software development at ENCODE, including systems analysis, program design, development, and implementation.
Our stack is Python (Pyramid), ReactJS, ElasticSearch, and Postgres developed using modern cloud-enabled, open-source best practices. Our open source repository https://github.com/ENCODE-DCC/encoded
Complies with and supports University and government health & safety regulations & policies
Propose, conceptualize, design, implement, and develop solutions for difficult and complex applications independently. Supervise professional staff, as necessary, working on all phases of application development projects. Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems. Review the physical design of existing systems for optimizing performance. Lead projects, as necessary, for special systems and application development in areas of complex problems. Work with other technical professionals to develop standards and implement best practices.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED): Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and programming tools. Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications. Strong understanding of data design, architecture, relational databases, and data modeling. Thorough understanding of all aspects of software development life cycle and quality control practices. Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications. Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients. Demonstrated experience leading activities on structured team development projects. Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods. Ability to recognize and recommend needed changes in user and/or operations procedures.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks. Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation. Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand. Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
WORKING CONDITIONS: May work extended hours, evening and weekends.
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