23 NOV 2016

Software Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Simons Foundation is seeking a passionate Software Engineer to fill a full-time position in its informatics team.

Our team is super excited to be undertaking a new, large project that will transform the way Simons Foundation supports math and basic science research. As part of the team, you will enjoy a fun but hardworking environment, and have the opportunity to focus our passion and growth at the Foundation by developing professional and modern software in support of the Foundation’s mission.

Aside from this principal role, you will also have the opportunity to:

-collaborate with researchers at the Simons Foundation and the Flatiron Institute to work on cutting-edge scientific data analysis and

-give back to the open source community by supporting efforts aligned with Foundation priorities.

ABOUT YOU

-You are passionate about software engineering, and this passion is evident in everything you do.

-You are proud of your work, strive for quality and do not stop until the customer is ecstatic.

-For you, it’s more than just a job.

-Minimum three years’ work experience

THE ROLE

Our team is working on a project that will support Simons Foundation grant-making and data-sharing initiatives with the goal that this will ultimately make it easier for the research community to receive those resources from the Simons Foundation. We take pride in using Scrum as our development process and find ease in developing through using DevOps. You will have a huge impact by guiding our back-end stack and pipeline. Your contributions to our efforts will be:

-leveraging your skills with Django, ORM, other back-end languages and databases to tackle complicated tasks and mentor other software engineers; and

-contributing actively on the team by promoting best practices, tools and techniques to enable standardization, and to raise quality and maintainability to back-end and database components.


TECHNOLOGIES WE USE

Most of our stack is Python and Javascript, but we are constantly experimenting with other technologies and embracing the fast pace of development in our industry. We are most interested in candidates with a strong Object Oriented background. A non-exclusive list of technologies we use follows:

-Python, JavaScript, Node.js

-Django, React, Flux and Redux, D3, Bootstrap Foundation

-Ansible, Docker, Vagrant, VirtualBox

-MySQL, PostgreSQL

-Git, BitBucket, Behave

-Nginx, Apache, Linux, AWS

Simons Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer, M/F/D/V

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