Software Engineer - Backend Services
401 N. Michigan Avenue
About the Unit
Globus (www.globus.org) delivers commercial-quality, cloud-based software application and platform services to global, non-profit research communities, as a sustainable, non-profit business within The University of Chicago.
As a member of the Globus software development team, reporting to the Software Development Manager, the focus of this position will be to assist in building the Globus Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) product. We're looking for skilled Python or C developers to create and operate services through the use of advanced technologies and techniques from Web and Cloud computing.
Globus ( www.globus.org ) is a sustainable, non-profit business within The University of Chicago, run like a startup. We develop, operate, and sell commercial-quality, cloud-based software application and platform services used by 10s of thousands of researchers to manage their large–and growing–data management challenges. We have offices located at 401 North Michigan Ave. in the heart of downtown Chicago, at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago's western suburbs, San Diego; as well as international locations and remote employees who work-from-home.
Under direct supervision from senior technical staff and management, responsibilities include:
- Architecture and Design: Participate in the definition and documentation of requirements, architecture and design of complex systems, based on knowledge of relevant software technologies being developed and/or used in commercial and scientific communities.
- Software Development:Develop, test, document, deploy and maintain high-quality software, including REST interfaces, command-line interfaces, desktop and mobile clients, and distributed resource integration software such as Globus Connect.
- Support: Work in close collaboration with the Globus front line support and professional services teams, and directly with end users, to provide technical support services.
- Research: Participate in and contribute to research efforts related to the software, including collecting and analyzing data, and writing research papers for journals or conferences.
- Team Coordination and Professional Development: Maintain a working knowledge of relevant software technologies being developed and/or used in scientific and commercial communities. Contribute to team coordination and development activities, including project planning, project reporting, and recruitment.
- One year of relevant programming experience developing, implementing, debugging, and maintaining applications with Python or C
- Experience with a distributed version control system (e.g. Git, Mercurial)
- Experience with Linux
Education, Experience or Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or another relevant computer related field required
- Advanced degree in computer science or another relevant computer related field preferred
- Experience with SQL databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite)
- Experience with HTTP servers (e.g. Apache, NGINX)
- Experience with unit and integration testing tools (e.g. Nose, Jenkins)
- Experience with Python programming
- Experience with Web security technologies (e.g. SSL/TLS, OAuth2, OpenID Connect and PKI)
- Experience contributing to an open source project
- Experience with containers (e.g. Docker, Singularity, Kubernetes)
- Experience with shell scripting (e.g., Bash)
- Experience with Agile (e.g. Scrum) development processes
- Experience in Cloud Computing (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
- Experience in HPC
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Exposure to fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of software development
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Problem solving skills
- Ability to use standard software development applications and tools
- Ability to prioritize and manage workload to meet critical project milestones and deadlines
- Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
- Attention to detail
- Confidentiality related to sensitive University matters such as, strategic initiatives, trade secrets, quiet periods, and scientific discoveries yet to be put in the public domain
- Ability to work on a flexible schedule, which will include occasional late night and/or weekend hours
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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