Aug 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Application Architect is responsible for writing software as specified by economists in the development of the PPI economic simulation model and handling the interaction between model end users and the model itself. The incumbent is in charge of modifying the program to fit the needs of PPI researchers. The Application Architect will create custom runs and alter the way a program works at the request of the PPI team. He/she will be asked to create C# and Python packages and modules to implement a large-scale economic/financial model. Other responsibilities include designing custom applications, developing, testing and debugging. The incumbent will be asked to work closely with the faculty head and researchers as they develop and present their research to government and business leaders. The Wharton Public Policy Initiative was created to bridge the gap between government and business through research on areas that are in both's best interest. The incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines. Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 4 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. At least 4 years of economic modeling experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in computer science or related fields such as engineering or mathematics. Five or more years of C#, C++, C regressing, Java, JavaScript, Python, Visual Basic, and FORTRAN, including the ability to think in an objected-oriented way. Applicant should have prior experience with software development and release of commercial software products. It is helpful to have some undergraduate economic classes or familiarity with statistics, and a knowledge of Sql server and/or Mysql. It is also advantageous if applicant has experience working with JavaScript and related libraries/ platforms such as jQuery, Ember.js, AngularJS or Backbone.js. Tax programming a plus.

Reference Number: 07-26684

Salary Grade: E

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Wharton Initiative for Public Policy

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: E-Information Systems/Technology

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