The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Engineering Scientist Associate

Hiring department TACC
Monthly salary $5,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-19-02-4205
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

The candidate/successful applicant must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Texas by the start date. Compensation commensurate with experience.

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.

Additional Information


Acts as a member of the Web and Mobile Applications team, the mission is to use web technologies to help advance science through our diverse set of software development projects.

Essential Functions

Works on software development and supports tasks including front-, middle- and back-end tiers. As part of the Web and Mobile Applications team, this position contributes to multiple projects including NeuroNex and other portal infrastructure projects. Focuses primarily on Python and Django development with an opportunity to develop full-stack skills. Grows technical skills and exposure by working on multiple areas/projects, including a front end, software based on an API-driven, web-based technology known as Agave for open science community and support a suite of web applications. Interacts and collaborates with researchers nationally to build a better platform and grow the community. Develops software and support existing software for a wide array of tools and applications and utilize good software development practices. Contributes to a technical team using various development methodologies in order to write, test, and deploy production quality software services, and provides supporting documentation and/or procedures for development and operations. Researches technologies and ideas for their applicability to projects. Interfaces and troubleshoots with customers and clients to help resolve issues and bug fixes. Participate in writing publications for journals and presenting work at conferences.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Minimum 2 year recent, full-time experience programming in Python and Django or other related web programming language; Experience working with JavaScript Frameworks; Consuming RESTful web services; Database Technologies; Unit testing; Software Versioning (Git, Maven); Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional demeanor; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to collaborate with other researchers and participate in professional presentations. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree. Experience with some or all of the following is desired: Containerized applications with Docker; Continuous Integration; Front-end development with JavaScript Frameworks such as Angular, Node; Mobile application development; Experience working in a Linux/UNIX command line environment including basic shell scripting and system configuration.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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