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Software Engineer, Penn Wharton Budget Model

Employer
University of Pennsylvania
Location
Philadelphia

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Software Engineer, Penn Wharton Budget Model

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

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, Penn Wharton Budget Model

Job Profile Title
Application Developer Senior

Job Description Summary
The Penn Wharton Budget Model is building a world class repository for economic and public policy data. We have developed a sophisticated scraping engine that collects, standardizes, and stores data from a variety government and non-profit sources. We offer access to this data via a custom API behind and a robust user interface.

Job Description

The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team. The candidate will contribute to the effort of building a world class repository for economic and public policy data and making the data readily available to the public. The candidate will work in PWBM's stack: SQL/Python/React. The candidate will work closely with PWBM's architects primarily contributing to Python development for the API. The candidate will also have opportunities to work on PWBM's UI (React).

*This position is contingent upon funding.

Qualifications
BA or MS in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or a related technical field is desired but not required; three years experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Key qualifications will be determined as part of the interview process, including demonstration of problem solving, technical knowledge and a code review. The candidate will be an enthusiastic learner, willing to take on new technical challenges. In addition to technical expertise, the candidate will be expected to work with product teams and economists as necessary to formalize and clarify requirements. Experience with DevOps is a plus, as is experience working with Python, React and databases (SQL, Postgres).

Responsibilities
  • 40% - Architect, implement, and monitor full web technology stack, including data stores, middleware data models, APIs, and front end applications, all deployed to cloud resources.
  • 25% - Implement and optimize economic models, with an emphasis on computationally intensive mathematical models requiring distributed execution on high performance computing rsources.
  • 5% - Lead and mentor junior developers, economists, and research associates in software development work, including conducting design and code reviews.
  • 15% - Build and maintain human and technical systems for collaborative development, including Agile planning, version control, testing, and deployment.
  • 5% - Perform additional duties as assigned


Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $168,837.00

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.


To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/3440-Market-Street/Software-Engineer--Penn-Wharton-Budget-Model_JR00028477





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Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn

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As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. 

 

Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally — are supported by the three core values that make us uniquely Penn: inclusion, innovation, and impact. 

 

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Diversity 

 

Understanding and appreciating diversity is one of Penn's most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today's world. 

 

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. 

 

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Benefits 

 

Penn offers a wide range of benefits and perks - from Penn's retirement Matching Plan to bike repair stations to access to the full LinkedIn Learning library to adoption assistance to workshops at the letterpress and book arts studio and much more! 

 

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Company info
Telephone
(215) 898-7372
Location
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia
PA
19104
US

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