Distributed Systems Software Engineer-20015094

The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is a research institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is a collaborative that combines the strengths of Duke University, North Carolina State University and UNC Chapel Hill. RENCI strives to support the scientific, technological, social, business and entrepreneurial aspirations of the Research Triangle Park and the State of North Carolina. RENCI’s work covers a breadth of intellectual activities, with the aim of enriching and empowering human potential by creating intellectual activities that span the sciences, engineering, arts, humanities and commerce. RENCI accelerates and supports research, enabling engagement with faculty, staff and students across the three universities and the state.

RENCI is seeking a talented individual for the position of a Distributed Systems Software Engineer to support the activities of the Network Research and Infrastructure Group (NRIG) in continuing to develop software solutions that enable a software ecosystem supporting NRIG projects. The group develops distributed software platforms that enable scientists to engage in data-intensive distributed collaborations. These platforms orchestrate and federate infrastructure and data

The incumbent will focus their primary efforts on developing software solutions for federally-funded research projects. They will work closely with other team members in designing and implementing new features within different frameworks, as well as evolving the core functionality to improve stability, scalability and performance.

– Software development: develop software and provide software development expertise to other team members in maintaining and evolving the software platforms.
– Software architecture: provide input to architectural decisions, supporting best practices in software design and integration.
– Software packaging and quality control: support group efforts in helping test and package software as easy to deploy solutions for the scientific communities and implement procedures that ensure high quality of the resulting code.