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    Opportunity: Java Developer/Software Engineer (#76366) @ DOE Joint Genome Institute -- Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Submitted by Hannah Kuhns; posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014


    The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in Walnut Creek, CA (a division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) has an exciting opportunity available for experienced Java-based software developers. Will provide front-line support for the development of software applications and laboratory systems for the Institute's high-throughput DNA sequencing operations. Will collaborate with technical, scientific and administrative customers to gather feedback and requirements and develop and implement software solutions that support the sequencing process spanning from the sample acquisition stage to sequence data generation. Requires highly motivated, creative, and flexible individuals with the ability to design and write high performance, reliable and maintainable code in a fast paced, lab technology oriented environment.


    Specific Job Duties:
    Essential -
    •  Interface with scientists, project managers, collaborators and other users of software to gather feedback and requirements.
    •  Develop, implement, test, and deploy extensions to, and new versions of, the Sequencing Process Systems.
    •  Configure and develop the JGI's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
    •  Design, implement, and test associated secondary systems as well as web services used to connect to the JGI's Integrated Tracking System.
    •  Apply analytical skills and creativity to solve diverse and challenging problems and Implement user reports when needed.
    •  Support user requests for new and existing sequencing process systems including: prompt resolution of system errors, resolution of software malfunctions and other system needs, custom user and data retrieval requests.
    •  Follow prescribed practices for software version control, testing, and release engineering.
    •  Communicate regularly with collaborators and supervisory staff about plans, designs, and progress.
    •  Provide status updates in regular team meetings, coordinate development work with other members of the Sequencing Process Support team and (when appropriate) Sequencing Informatics group.
    •  Apply analytical skills and creativity to solve diverse and challenging problems and Implement user reports when needed.
    Marginal -
    •  Mentor and cross-train other team members in software development and design.
    •  Stay current with new sequencing technologies.
    •  Train biologists and other lab staff on how to use LIMS support systems.
    •  Analyze the impact of process, hardware or software changes on production line performance.


    Key Success Factors:
    Essential -
    •  B.S. in Computer Science or a related scientific or technical field (or equivalent experience) and a minimum of five years related experience.
    •  Demonstrated experience with Java and JBoss.
    •  Demonstrated experience with database programming and interfaces, preferably in Oracle.
    •  Full life-cycle software development experience with the ability to work with scientific and administrative customers to define needs and priorities.
    •  Ability to effectively learn and apply new technology concepts to troubleshoot and solve problems and challenges of a diverse scope.
    •  Effective time management, organization, and planning skills.
    •  Talent for working well under short deadlines and handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
    •  Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
    Desired -
    •  Demonstrated experience with the following: Groovy, Tomcat, Apache, JavaScript, Jasper Reports or similar reporting framework, Perl or Ruby, Subversion or other version control software.
    •  Demonstrated experience in providing support for production software systems.
    •  Experience developing web-based GUIs.
    •  Experience working with scientific users.


    Apply directly online at[...]atics and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

    Organization: GN-Genomics


    Berkeley Lab is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to the development of a safe and diverse workforce.

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