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Location:Blacksburg, VA
Company:The Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech
First posted:June 19, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

The Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech integrates information biology with the study of massively interacting systems to answer pressing challenges to human health, habitat and well-being. Founded in 2000, the Biocomplexity Institutes research mission extends from the mathematics of genomic sequencing to the dynamics of social policy. Located on the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus with research offices at Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Virginia, the institute serves strategic partners and sponsors in science, governance and business.

The Institute has an opening for a Full Stack Developer in our Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL). This is a developer-centric role that will actively engage to implement and maintain the components making up various web-based applications, including middleware layers and end-user interfaces. The Developer will work with a team of software developers, engineers, system and application administrators to design and build solutions to support research within the NDSSL. The Developer will also assist with consultation and modification of any and all web-based tools used at NDSSL.

This position will serve as a website, backend service and database developer. Works independently on both small and large development projects. Project work will involve the creation of new as well as modification of existing data systems using Node.js, Java Script, Java, Python, and related frameworks. Provides server system administration, general information technology (IT) support, and will assist in helping with security and recovery mechanisms.

In accordance with university policy for all non-student positions, this position will require a conviction check.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
-Experience with the entire stack web servers, the application layer, caching, databases.
-Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing web services
-Expertise with web security and authentication middleware
-Experience developing software with modern web frameworks (e.g. Node.js, GIT)
-Experience with UNIX, server-side applications, the client-server model
-Experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment
-Strong organizational and communications skills
-Understanding and implementation of security and data protection.
-Advanced knowledge of one or more core code languages, such as Java, Java Script, Python, C#, etc. Strong grasp of object-oriented programming concepts and implementation.
-Strong DB experience with a major RDBMS such as Postgres, MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc. writing and debugging queries, stored procedures and views.
-A solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and system design.

Preference will be given to those with:
-BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
-Demonstrated experience using modern development and design methodologies in one or
more programming language
-Experience in test-driven development practices
-Experience with server and browser development and automation using NPM, Grunt or Gulp
-Experience with systems integration strategies and patterns, such as REST/SOAP web services, messaging, direct SQL/LDAP
-Experience with cloud computing (AWS)
-Expertise in web development using HTML5 and CSS3
-Experience with container-based virtualization development (e.g. Docker, ECS)
-Experience with cloud message APIs and usage of push notifications

To learn more about the Biocomplexity Institute, please visit us at

Applications will be first reviewed on July 6, 2017. Those best meeting a combination of required and preferred qualifications will be contacted directly.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility.

Type: Full-time.

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