Berkeley Lab's Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division has an opening for a Web Developer. Be part of the revolution in scientific and technological breakthroughs brought on by advanced computing. The successful candidate will be part of a team that drives the Materials Project (MP) in new and exciting directions as the number and diversity of our simulations grow. The team is composed of both computer scientists and materials scientists, a team which will grow and evolve as our fast-paced project pushes new boundaries. For this position, we are specifically seeking web developers and designers who are versatile and passionate about both the frontend and backend, ready to tackle new problems as we continue to push technology and science forward.
The Materials Project is a leader in the new wave of "data-driven science" that is already affecting how thousands of scientists, many of them world leaders in their fields, connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. We use millions of CPU-hours a year to compute the properties of advanced new materials, and disseminate the information with web interfaces and APIs.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
What You Will Do:
Iterate and improve upon the www.materialsproject.org web site, adding advanced features for exploring, visualizing, and sharing materials data.
Enhance the visual layout of web pages, identify usability issues, and optimize the organization and flow of information.
Maintain our existing infrastructure based on Django and MongoDB, which also uses various additional technologies including jQuery, Highcharts, Plotly, Coffeescript, SQL, Vue.
Deploy the website using our Docker-based infrastructure and be responsible for website uptime.
Analyze website logs for user traffic and reporting purposes.
Design and implement new "apps" for new types of materials analyses, such as assessing battery properties or stability in water.
Develop and expand APIs for accessing data sets for data mining.
Expand the project to new territories, such as crowdsourced discovery of new materials and "sandboxes" for private exploration of interesting chemical compounds.
Interact with and collect feedback from the community of thousands of materials researchers using the site in order to drive improvements.
Participate in discussions with science teams in requirements gathering workshops and weekly meetings.
Embrace emerging standards while promoting best practices in order to push the limits of how the web can enable science.
Write reusable and extensible code.
Demonstrate good judgement and work well both independently and as part of a team.
Perform all aspects of planning, coding, testing, and development of web applications.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
User interface design principles
API Protocols including REST
Web service architectures such as monolithic, microservices, mesh, and serverless
Authentication protocols and standards such as OAuth, OpenID and CAS
NoSQL databases with MongoDB in particular
Containerized services deployments
High-level programming languages and object-oriented programming and design patterns
Python backend frameworks such as Django and Flask
What is Required:
Bachelor's degrees and a minimum of 5 years of related experience; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or equivalent work experience.
Experience writing HTML and CSS
Experience building web sites with modern frontend web frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue (React preferred)
Experience coding collaboratively with Git
Experience writing web templates using Jinja2
Experience with mockup/wireframe/prototyping tools.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on July 10, 2019.
This is a full time, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.