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POST DATE 9/2/2016
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA

Company
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
82616
AJE Ref #
576077036
Location
Berkeley, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a part of it!

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is synonymous with "excellence." That's why we hire the best - whether in research, science or operations. This is a great opportunity to bring your top-notch skills to bear in support of world-class scientific research that addresses national and global challenges!

Position Summary:

The Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI, a division of Berkeley Lab) has exciting opportunities available for Software Developers to be responsible for the design, implementation, testing, and deployment of extensions to, and new versions of, the JGIs high-throughput sequence data management systems. The work is equal parts programming and data management.

Specific Responsibilities:

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Help maintain software systems that support data transfer between JGI and external organizations.
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Design, implement, test, and deploy extensions to high-throughput data management systems.
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Help create documentation and assist users on our metadata management system.
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Develop tools to enables users to access, mine, and research the organizations metadata.
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Help develop qualitative and predictive analytics to inform organizational usage policy.
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Analyze the impact of process, hardware and software changes on production line performance.
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Implement sequence data management, specific user interfaces and reports.
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Ensure accurate software version control, testing, and release engineering.
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Communicate plans, designs, and progress/status to customers and management
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Coordinate development work across JGI groups.
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Work with internal groups to help them follow JGIs metadata standards.
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Assist with the curation of legacy data files and metadata.
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Troubleshoot and resolve diverse and challenging issues with new and existing sequence data management systems (e.g., processing errors, software bugs, user and data retrieval requests).
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Produce and manage the sequence data from next-generation sequencers that support global genomic and bio-energy research science and work with large-scale data problems.
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Support the implementation of data exchange between JGI and KBase (kbase.us) and NIH-NCBI.
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Improve and augment our data management system.

Additional Desired Responsibilities:

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Stay current with new sequencing technologies.
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Train biologists and other lab staff on how to use sequence data management systems.
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Analyze the impact of process, hardware or software changes on production line performance.

Required Qualifications:

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Bachelors degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science or a related scientific/technical field plus typically five years of related experience.
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Proficiency with Python, MySQL or Oracle (or similar), Linux or Unix.
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Experience developing web user interfaces.
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Full life-cycle software development experience with the ability to communicate effectively (i.e., understand/define needs and priorities) with scientific and administrative customers.
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Ability to apply analytical skills and creativity to solve complex software and data management problems.
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Effective time management, organization, and planning skills.
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Talent for working well under short deadlines and handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
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Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

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Git/Bitbucket, NoSQL/MongoDB.
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Production software systems support experience.
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High performance, parallel computing, and/or grid engines.
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Agile and Test-Driven development methodologies.
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Design and utilization of interface services (e.g., RESTful).
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Demonstrated expertise creating systems and software for processing large volumes of data.
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Demonstrated expertise in developing quantitative and predictive analytics from unstructured data.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

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This is a 1 year, term appointment with the possibility of renewal and with the possibility of conversion to career.
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This position requires completion of a background check.
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Salary is commensurate with experience.
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There are 2 openings for this position.
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DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) 2800 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA

Berkeley Lab addresses the worlds 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 Labs scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energys Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.