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Opportunity: Software Developer (BCSB) (#77182) @ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory -- Berkeley, CA (US)
Submitted by Hannah; posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014
Submitter BACKGROUND:
This position will support the activities of the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) in both software development and system administration. The individual will take a lead role in developing software packages for beamline controls and in overseeing Linux operating systems at the five protein crystallography beamlines run by the BCSB. The individual will work in a team environment with engineers, scientists, technical staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Take a lead role in the development of beamline control software packages, including BOS, b3, and bdxv, using C++, java, and python.
* Lead weekly software development meetings to determine new and ongoing beamline control needs. Plan and implement projects accordingly.
* Provide project management in overseeing development of new software packages for new beamline hardware.
* Identify beamline control and data management issues; recommend and lead implementation of solutions.
* Plan and coordinate the installation, testing, troubleshooting, operation, and maintenance of new hardware systems.
* Analyze beamline software usage in a team environment, collaborating with researchers, post docs, graduate students and technical staff.
* Exercise general leadership, providing guidance and training to other members of the group.

REQUIREMENTS:
* Demonstrated high-level skills, knowledge and work experience in electrical engineering and computer science
* Minimum of 5 years related experience
* Strong operational troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
* Ability to creatively design software packages for multiple users of protein crystallography hardware, exercising judgment within generally defined practices to determine methods and techniques for obtaining solutions to problems of a diverse scope
* High level programming skills in C, C++, Java and Python
* High level analytical skills when working with projects of diverse scope
* Demonstrated proficiency in Linux administration, networking, bash scripting, LDAP, MySQL, and Tomcat
* Proficiency in or ability to learn Monit, Nagios, MediaWiki, Wordpress, SVN, ModBus, and PLC programming
* Demonstrated experience with electronics and motion control systems such as Wago and PMAC
* Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with ability to accomplish goals as a team leader
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with programmers, engineers, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates from diverse backgrounds
* Under broad supervision, must be able to handle multiple projects and tasks in parallel and meet programmatic milestones and project timelines

TERMS:
This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal and with the possibility of conversion to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.

LOCALE:
Berkeley, CA

COMPENSATION:
DOE

HOW TO APPLY:
For full consideration, follow the link to the job posting and apply directly to Berkeley Lab. As part of the online application process, please complete a profile, including uploading attachments relevant to the opportunity. Be sure to reference where you found the position.

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POLICY:
Berkeley Lab is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

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