New York University: Systems Architect

Posted by | October 19, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York, NY


General Summary:
Databrary ( is
a web-based data library where scientists who collect and analyze video can
store and share their data openly with other researchers. Databrary’s leaders,
based at New York University and Penn State, have been funded by the U.S.
National Science Foundation (NSF) to create Databrary, improve an existing free,
cross-platform video coding and analysis tool (, and build a
desktop lab/data management tool to make data sharing easy and convenient. The
goal is to accelerate the pace of discovery in psychology and developmental
science and improve scientific transparency and accountability.
Databrary seeks a visionary,
entrepreneurial systems architect to lead the project, steer its design, and
hire and manage the development team. Candidates should have 5-8 years of
software development and management experience as a solutions architect,
systems architect, project manager, or test manager.
  • Designing and developing a new
    web-based tool for sharing large research data sets.
  • Maintaining and improving an
    existing desktop analysis tool.
  • Designing and developing a
    desktop data management tool to integrate video analysis with a web-based video
    data library.
  • Building a small team of
    developers to execute the above. Writing position descriptions, and
    conducting interviews.
  • Mentoring and providing
    leadership for junior development staff.
  • Defining software development
    methodologies and practice.
  • Experience
    developing in a modern MVC based web development framework (Django, Rails,
    Tower.js etc).
  • Experience
    as a technical team leader, project manager, or systems architect.
  • Prior
    development experience in Java and or C/C++.
  • History
    of active contributions to open source projects.
  • Established
    track record of shipping reliable software products.
  • Experience
    developing cross-platform applications for Windows and OSX
  • An
    understanding of configuration management practices using Chef or Puppet.
  • Experience
    with video playback/transcoding tools such as FFmpeg and VLC.
  • Experience working with
    large research data sets.

To apply: To apply for this job please send the following to Lisa Steiger (
• One page cover letter (PDF).
• Academic transcript of your formal qualifications (PDF).
• Links to your open source contributions.
• Resume (PDF).

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