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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
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.

* 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.

* 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

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.

Berkeley, CA


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

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