The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Engineering Scientist Associate - R and D User Interface Software Developer

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $5,666 - $6,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-30-01-4205
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Transcripts.References must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information

Purpose

Research and development of user interface software for interactive data analysis and decision support for applications including visualization of large data sets.

Essential Functions

Design, develop, configure, test, and integrate software to meet user interface requirements of sponsored research projects. Prepare technical documentation and technical presentations. Communicate with project team members, supervisors and sponsors for timely implementation of project requirements.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer/software engineering, computer science, or other applied sciences. Ability and desire to perform User Experience (UX) design. Ability and desire to develop decision support user interfaces from the ground up. Familiarity with developing web application user interfaces. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, and effectively communicate with diverse groups. U.S. Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience developing software in Python and JavaScript. Experience developing user interfaces with web application development and frameworks (Python/Django) and client side technologies (including JavaScript, jQuery, Knockout, Bootstrap, d3, etc.). Demonstrated experience in data visualization. Experience presenting the results of data analysis to technical and non-technical audiences in a variety of graphical formats (time series, entity-relation networks, animations, etc.). Experience designing, developing, debugging, and deploying interactive web-based user interfaces. Strong technical writing skills. Demonstrated experience applying software engineering principles of encapsulation, modularity, maintainability, testability, usability, etc. in software design and development. Experience with common data mining and data exploration tools, methods, and infrastructure (Hadoop, HBase, R, Spark, Solr, Elastic Search, etc.). Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. Work in shared, windowless office space. Some intrastate/interstate travel.

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