Software Engineer

Job description

Job location: Stephen A. Levin Building - 2nd Floor

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-16
Req: JR00027181
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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Software Engineer

Job Profile Title

Application Developer B

Job Description Summary

The Computational Memory Lab is looking for an ambitious software engineer to develop and upgrade software projects used for scientific analysis and psychology/neuroscience experiments.

Job Description

The work will include the rapid and flexible development of new experiments in human memory, as well as critical improvements to existing programs and libraries. The candidate is expected to coordinate with a team of cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, and engineers on multiple projects involving brain stimulation to boost human cognitive abilities, online experiments of human memory, and computational cluster analyses of EEG data from human participants. Active coordination is expected with the systems development team to design systems, develop plans and testing procedures, and prepare releases. Other responsibilities may include resolving systems administration issues, file server and web system issues, and computer cluster issues. Additional projects may include analysis of collected data and simulations of human memory processes in computer models of memory.

Along with the resume and cover letter, please submit four brief lines of Python code in which a class is created which simply stores a list with the square of each number from one to a number given as an argument, and an instance of this class is created for the number fifteen.

The position is planned as temporarily remote, with an expectation of on-site presence at the University of Pennsylvania upon resumption of on-site activities for this position category.


Required qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field, with 1 year of experience.

Experience in C++ and Python programming.

Demonstrated experience completing significant technical projects or working on large code bases.

Familiarity with Linux.

Familiarity with version control and deployment tools, such as git, conda, pip, travis, or similar.

Experience designing software architectures.

Experience with software testing.

Ability to work on a software engineering team.

Responsive to software users and able to translate user needs into concrete software requirements.

Preferred qualifications:

Expertise in Python programming.

Exceptional quantitative skills.

Experience with Unity or Qt.

Experience with data analysis.

Experience with multithreaded programming.

Experience with hardware and electronics.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Occasional lifting 25 lbs. or less

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $113,435.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/17/2020
Application Due: 2/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time