Employment

Below is a list of current open positions at RENCI. Ideal candidates should enjoy working with internationally known researchers and with the tools and technologies that comprise an advanced cyberinfrastructure. An interest in multidisciplinary research and in collaborating with researchers, including the development of new proposals, projects and programs, is expected. A Ph.D is required for Senior Research Scientist positions; a master's degree and/or a mix of professional experience and a bachelor's degree is required for software development positions.


Senior Research DevOps Engineer – 20023507

Renaissance Computing Institute
DevOps Senior Research Software Developer
Position #20023507

Position Summary

This position provides experienced research software development support for RENCI projects that involve local and national collaborations with academic researchers, state agency subject matter experts, and other computer and computational scientists. Principal Functions 60% – DevOps: Perform continuous integration across multiple physical distributed teams. Develop new research software and related techniques for efficient use by internal and external users. 20% – Develop stand-alone research software and web software and interfaces. 10% – Work wit...

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Position Summary

This position provides experienced research software development support for RENCI projects that involve local and national collaborations with academic researchers, state agency subject matter experts, and other computer and computational scientists.

Principal Functions

60% – DevOps: Perform continuous integration across multiple physical distributed teams. Develop new research software and related techniques for efficient use by internal and external users.

20% – Develop stand-alone research software and web software and interfaces.

10% – Work with RENCI management and staff on project requirements.

5% – Solicit feedback from software users on improvements and implementations.

5% – Work with researchers and users of software to explain functionality.

Educational Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable background in academic or research computing management, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

At least five years of professional software development experience. Programming and development skills in Software Engineering, DevOps, Continuous Integration, Jenkins, git, GitHub, Python, Java, Django, Container Technologies such as Docker and Singularity, SQL Server, Linux, Unix Shell Scripts, Tomcat, HTML, JSON, XML, Design Patterns, basic System Admin and Sysops, and Web Services, with Ansible and Kubernetes preferred. Demonstrated ability to perform continuous integration across multiple contributing teams and support group efforts in helping test and package software as easy to deploy solutions. Ability to build collaborative efforts with appropriate departments. Capacity for self-education. Interdisciplinary study and inquiry. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills. Ability to foster and maintain collaborations with local and national researchers, subject matter experts.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/159991.

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Web Development Intern

Renaissance Computing Institute
Web Development Intern
Position #S014117

Description of Work

This intern position demands a highly motivated undergraduate or graduate student with previous experience in designing and maintaining websites with a working knowledge of core web technologies, i.e., HTMLCSS, and JavaScript. The optimal candidate will have a desire for improving their front- and back-end web development skills, a passion for open source software solutions, and a keen eye for detail and design. This person will have a comfort with and/or willingness to learn about working with popular conten...

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Description of Work

This intern position demands a highly motivated undergraduate or graduate student with previous experience in designing and maintaining websites with a working knowledge of core web technologies, i.e., HTMLCSS, and JavaScript. The optimal candidate will have a desire for improving their front- and back-end web development skills, a passion for open source software solutions, and a keen eye for detail and design. This person will have a comfort with and/or willingness to learn about working with popular content management systems such as WordPress. Comfort with popular front-end design systems, such as Bootstrap, is a plus, as is experience with any additional programming languages, such as PHP and Python.

Responsibilities:
Create, add, and maintain website content with WordPress.
Manage CSS stylesheets for responsive design for compatibility across browsers and devices.
Manage the integration of social media platforms into websites, including feeds to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Manage search engine optimization to increase rankings.
Make changes to websites based on data provided by Google Analytics.
Style content appropriately to mesh with website designs.
Create content management and styling solutions that are maintainable and scalable.
Utilize best practices in UI and UX design and accessibility.
Create and/edit simple graphics with Adobe creative suite or comparable software.
Use appropriate styling—colors, layouts, fonts—that align with web standards and accentuate the RENCI brand.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in audiovisual equipment operation and maintenance, graphic design, and/or photography; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/159678.

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Software Developer – 20025735

RENCI
Software Developer
Position #20025735

The iRODS Consortium is looking for a C++ developer who will work as part of the iRODS Consortium Development Team to improve iRODS and related software. The primary responsibilities will be to work alongside the rest of the team to participate in the design, implementation, documentation, and testing of the iRODS server and client interfaces. The candidate will also work with representatives of Consortium members via the Technology Working Group to assist in the identification of new features and resolution of issues.

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Position Summary

The iRODS Consortium is looking for a C++ developer who will work as part of the iRODS Consortium Development Team to improve iRODS and related software. The primary responsibilities will be to work alongside the rest of the team to participate in the design, implementation, documentation, and testing of the iRODS server and client interfaces. The candidate will also work with representatives of Consortium members via the Technology Working Group to assist in the identification of new features and resolution of issues.

Principal Functions:

  • 40% – Design
    Modifies moderately complex operating systems software. Assists with design, coding, and debugging. Utilizes practical software design practices, understands design patterns and their usage. Familiarity with networking and data grid technologies, metadata standards, and relational databases.
  • 30% – Development
    Makes recommendations for enhancements or changes to improve system performance. Serves as a resource in solving problems. Understands cross-platform development practices (Windows and Linux).
  • 30% – Documentation and Testing
    Assesses impact of new technologies on current systems. Consults with senior level decision-makers to discuss alternative technical solutions. Utilizes best practices with automated build and test procedures. Documents source code. Writes user documentation and materials.

Educational Requirements

Minimum: Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable background in academic or research computing management, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field

Qualifications and Experience

Proficiency in C++ is required and proficiency in Python with a working knowledge of linux networking, virtualization, and database technologies is preferred.

At least two years of professional software development and/or system operation (e.g., DevOps) experience are recommended.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/150995.

 

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