Front-End User Interface Developer, Breeding Insight Program User Interface/Exp Spec IV - Band G Institute of Biotechnology
We seek a User Interface Developer to join a software engineering team as a part of the Breeding Insight Platform (BIP) project. With the support of the USDA-ARS, the Breeding Insight Platform (BIP) at Cornell University is the first large-scale public-sector effort to systematically apply genomic information to the breeding of specialty crops and animals. The project will develop and implement breeding and genomic data management systems to enhance the capacity of public-sector breeding programs to deliver increased rates of genetic gain. The breeding, genomic, and phenotypic data management systems will include databases, analytics, and decision support tools for breeders. A wide range of open source tools and platforms have already been built for breeding efforts in major crops and animals. This project will leverage these software development efforts, and focus on integration, cloud deployment, and ease of use for small breeding programs.
The incumbent will be located in Ithaca, NY and will be part of a team of database/application developers and DevOps engineers, and will report directly to the BIP lead developer.
The project team at Cornell will be responsible for rapid cycle development of software, deployment in the cloud, coordination of genomic profiling, and integration with related initiatives at Cornell, nationally, and internationally. Tool development will be structured around a clear development cycle. Tool deployment will be followed by feedback from the breeders for further customization and improvement, mediated by application specialists. The success of the project will depend on tools and algorithmic solutions becoming fully integrated into the ARS and US breeding programs. Long-term success will be based on evidence of a measurable increase in the rate of genetic gain in the breeding programs. Funding for the effort is initially focused on tool development and developing genomic resources, but if successful will expand to large scale implementation across all breeding programs.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
5 – 7 years' experience in user interface/interaction development
Experience with OOP technologies like Java, Go or C#
Experience developing cross platform apps for Web, iOS, Android, etc.
Knowledge and experience with agile development
Proficiency in creative tools needed to create interactive mobile apps for consumers
Expert knowledge with HTML5, CSS3, JSON.
Expert knowledge of mobile-first responsive web development.
Deep understanding of UX/UI and grid responsive designs.
Graphical sense of design, ability to take sketches and turn them into working UI.
Experience with MVC frameworks.
Experience working with internal and third-party RESTful APIs.
Ability to write clean, scalable/modular code through source control. GIT required.
Ability to follow directions and adheres to timelines and project plans.
Professional, precise communication skills, ability to mentor and work collaboratively
Highly organized and with great time management skills.
Excellent communication skills are needed to work in this multi-disciplinary, multi-location and multi-cultural team.
Experience developing and/or modifying complex user interfaces is a must.
The incumbent should have the ability to adapt to new programming techniques, languages and platforms.
This position is a two-year term appointment with the possibility of extension contingent upon continued funding.
For full consideration, please attach cover letter and resume to your application.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
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