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Posted Job Title
Senior Research Application Developer
Job Profile Title
Application Developer Senior
Job Description Summary
We are looking for a Senior Research Application Developer to join the Wharton Research and Analytics team. Working closely with Wharton faculty and PhD students, you will be responsible for the development, monitoring, and maintenance of software solutions in support of business research. Specifically, you will build research applications across a broad array of research methods including behavioral experiments, data modeling, simulations, and the collection and analysis of both structured and unstructured data. You will be responsible for program design, development, testing, debugging, maintenance and documentation. You will also be responsible for monitoring and administering applications during scheduled experiments. You will ensure adherence to departmental technical, quality assurance and security standards.
This Senior Research Application Developer position requires a devotion to teamwork, an eagerness to learn about different domains, and a passion for software development. We welcome applicants with programming experience in any language.Â As this is a senior-level position, you will be responsible for project management, client communications, technical writing and applying best practices in various software development methodologies. You should be experienced with: version-control, automated testing, code reuse, code refactoring, and programming frameworks. You will be responsible for coordinating your own projects, creating documentation, leveraging appropriate programming frameworks and for making sure there are automated tests for your work.Â
BA/BS in Computer Science or related discipline; 4 years relevant work experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience
Creative problem solving skills and strong analytical skills required
Keeps abreast of technology trends required
Demonstrated ability to learn new skills both technical and non-technical and the desire to continue doing so required
Solid knowledge about relational databases, NoSQL data stores, database design and querying required
Recent demonstrated experience in needs assessment required
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work effectively within tight turnaround schedules required
Excellent verbal, written and technical communication skills and interpersonal skills required
Experience with modern MVC programming frameworks, advanced SQL, version control, automated testing required
Experience with project management and client communications required
Preferred for all candidates:
Ability to work under tight timelines while juggling multiple priorities
Knowledge of basic statistical methods and tools a plus
Experience with Python a plus
Polyglot programming skills and open-source software contributions a plus
Previous experience with academic research and statistical programming a plus
Previous experience with AWS or other cloud architectures a plus
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$59,703.00 - $168,837.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00006114
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.