We are seeking a Software Engineer who will work with a team of researchers doing mathematical, computational, and field research in the field of infectious disease dynamics at the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This role will be working in collaboration with researchers to develop systems to model infectious disease, transforming statistical analyses from in house scripts to public release packages, and administration of high performance computing resources. They will also assist in database design, the development of web applications and developing libraries for high performance computing in epidemiology.
The primary job requirements are a strong programming/computer science background, problem solving skills and a willingness to learn. Some experience with Linux systems is a must. The candidate is not required to be expert in any particular programming language, however experience with at least one language following standard function syntax (e.g., C/C++, R, python) is required. The ideal candidate would have experience with some or all of: R, C, python, SQL, Perl and Unix scripting. Experience with building R packages and shiny applications would also be helpful as R is the dominant language used within the group. The candidate should have a reasonably strong math background and some training in statistics or probability.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Work in close collaboration with researchers to develop programs to model infectious disease using statistical and mechanistic approaches
Provide general support to researchers to help improve code/algorithm efficiency and reproducibility
Productize scripts for statistical analyses into public facing packages.
Administer and maintain our high-performance computing resources.
Administer our GitHub organization and its repositories
Five years related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Masters in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics, a plus
Experience with the R programming language, especially the development of packages and shiny apps.
Experience with database design and administration in languages like SQL.
Experience with geospatial data (e.g., sf, postgis, arcgis)
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proficiency with at least one language of the C family (preferred R, python, C++).
Experience with Linux operating system.
Strong understanding of statistics and probability.
Strong technical communication skill, particularly to a non-technical audience.
Familiarity with tabular data (e.g., excel, pandas, dplyr).
The successful candidate may also be asked to assist in database design, the development of web applications and developing libraries for high performance computing in epidemiology
Classified Title: Software Engineer Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: $71,230 - $97,880 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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