Berkeley Lab's (LBNL) Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division has an opening for a BioData Architect to join the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) team!
In this exciting role, you will oversee the vision, design, and implementation of the KBase data architecture, whose mission is to apply FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles to Biological and Environmental Research (BER) data so that users can then apply advanced artificial intelligence/machine algorithms for predictive microbial ecology purposes.
What You Will Do:
Take primary responsibility for the vision and design of the KBase data architecture that supports the integration of multiple, heterogeneous data sources into a unified analysis and knowledge discovery platform.
Work with product owners and principal investigators to ensure that the design meets their goals with realistic incremental, yet significant milestones on a supportable timeline.
Review and approve the technical decisions and work of the individual product teams working on data components during the development cycle.
Contribute to the establishment of technical architecture and standards for the KBase data core to ensure that it interoperates well with the rest of the platform, including data ingestion, presentation, search, visualization, and job execution.
Participate in allocating development team resources as needed to meet project deliverables.
Ensure data and ontological standards are compliant with those set by the larger scientific community such that data in KBase can be FAIR with respect to these sources and to users within the system.
Oversee the development and maintenance of documentation standards describing the design of the KBase data model and its technical implementation and operational tradeoffs.
Take initiative to transfer technical and functional knowledge to teammates, colleagues, and users of the KBase platform.
Be on the forefront of understanding useful data engineering tools and best practices.
Fulfill other assignments and projects as directed by the KBase management.
Participate as a member of the Executive Committee and attend scheduled conference calls with DOE and major stakeholders.
What is Required:
A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent knowledge/training) in Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field and a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience including 4 years in the design, implementation, and deployment of data-intensive systems for scientific research or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Extensive experience in a modern programming language such as Python, Java, and/or C++ including use of an entire scientific Python stack (i.e., numpy, scipy, matplotlib, ipython/jupyter, scikit-learn, pandas, etc.).
Experience leading the deployment of data systems in production environments.
Proven expertise in the design and implementation of complex data platforms for scientific research, specifically with both very large and heterogeneous, unstructured data, preferably in biologically-related domains.
Strong operational knowledge of the modern technological landscape of big data analysis tool stacks, such as running production operations with Spark, Hadoop, etc.
Proven track record of developing software in large, collaborative teams following modern best practices.
Strong project management skills including experience handling complex projects from start to finish.
Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to organize and present information to technical and non technical audiences.
Strong analytical skills including the ability to identify and solve complex technical problems.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to conduct and perform collaborative research effectively with a broad range of colleagues with tact and diplomacy.
For full consideration, please apply with a resume by November 15, 2023.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is expected to pay $140,856 - $176,064 per year for job code C70.4. Salary for this position will be commensurate with the final candidate's qualification and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, certifications, plus also aligned with the internal peer group.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 16 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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