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Vst Research Software Development Engineer/Senior Research Software Development Engineer

Discovery Partners Institute
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The Discovery Partners Institute provides a platform for people to jumpstart their tech careers or companies in Chicago. Led by the University of Illinois System in partnership with local and global research universities, DPI does three things: train people for high-demand tech jobs, conduct applied R&D, and build businesses to grow Chicago's tech ecosystem. With state investment and a new urban innovation district in development just south of the Chicago Loop, DPI has the resources to attract, develop and leverage the most driven people and companies the region has to offer and keep them here.
DPI invites nominations and applications for the position of (Sr.) Research Software Development Engineer. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity for versed engineers to build technology-based products and services. The (Sr.) Research Software Development Engineer will work closely with the system architect, other members of the cross-functional & cross-organizational teams, and external researchers/industry partners to create best-in-class scalable technology-based platforms and services, and solutions.
Additional responsibilities included:

  • Provide technology based objective thinking through experience and knowledge in the latest platforms, and software infrastructure (including cloud-based) applications and services to support ongoing and new projects by gathering and analyzing software requirements and investigating optimal solutions.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of stakeholders, software developers, and architects to design, implement, and test the solutions. Connect the dots between project needs, innovation, and good design.
  • Document and conduct testing to evaluate software robustness, identify bugs and defects, and verify requirements gaps. Provides basic system administration support (e.g., keeping applications, operating system, and security settings up to date, ensuring regular data backups, etc.) for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python) servers.
  • Write detailed supporting documentation including software requirements specification, system architecture specification, operational requirements specification, and user interface specification.
  • Build user interfaces that are interactive, consistent and fast, that thrive under heavy customization and varying use cases, that encourage exploration, and that earn the trust of our customers through reliable, accessible and thoughtful interactions. Code solutions to problems using a structured approach, keeping in mind long-term maintainability and accessibility.
  • Test coded solutions properly to ensure a quality application. Work with end-users during and after development to ensure needs are met.
  • Provide support and training to other technical teams, empowering them to train their team members on using web-based tools.
  • Collaborate with Digital Experience and Analysis team members and interfaces with Information Services and third-party product support to ensure that servers and applications run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Prepare activity reports to monitor progress and track the status of the projects
  • Assume additional appropriate and related duties to further the mission of the institute as needed.

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