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Brookhaven National Laboratory is entering an exciting new chapter with one of the newest and most advanced synchrotron facilities in the world. National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) enables the study of material properties and functions with nanoscale resolution and exquisite sensitivity by providing world-leading capabilities for X-ray imaging and high-resolution energy analysis.
This facility is open to users from academia and industry and its operations are at a time when the world enters a new era with a global economy fueled largely by scientific discoveries and technological innovations. NSLS-II provides the research tools needed to foster new discoveries and create breakthroughs in critical areas such as energy security, environment, and human health.
The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) is seeking an experienced scientific software developer to join the Data Science and Systems Integration Program. This position is needed to support the development and maintenance of a software infrastructure for data acquisition, management and analysis to support the scientific mission of NSLS-II.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with a team of scientists and engineers to lead in the design, development, and maintenance of reliable software for data acquisition, management, and analysis.
Collaborate with scientists and software engineers to define and implement the best strategies and approaches in data acquisition, scientific data handling, management, and analysis.
Collaborate with staff and facility user scientists to develop new computational approaches and methods to extract maximum scientific information from experimental data.
Provide support for users in data collection methods and data analysis.
Provide documentation, training and support for software used at the facility.
Assist Program Management with Project Management and Supervision/Line Management duties.
PhD degree in Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Applied Mathematics or related field and a minimum of 8 years post PhD experience.
Ability to employ sound software engineering methodologies.
Demonstrated record in collaborative software development.
Demonstrated experience in programming languages such as Python or C/C++.
Current knowledge in related scientific data collection, data management, and data analysis concepts.
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills to be able to interact effectively with a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and technical staff.
Self-motivated and able to work in a team environment.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Scientific computing or data management at a synchrotron light source, neutron source or other major scientific user facility.
Algorithm development for experimental data.
Working with messaging and distributed systems.
Working with NoSQL and/or Relational databases.
Contributing to open source software projects.
Project management of scientific and collaborative software projects.
Line Management and Supervisory experience.
Other Information: The position classification will be commensurate with the candidate's depth and breadth of experience.
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Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.