New York University: Systems Architect
Location: New York, NY
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 (OpenSHAPA.org), 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.
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
- Building a small team of
developers to execute the above. Writing position descriptions, and
- Mentoring and providing
leadership for junior development staff.
- Defining software development
methodologies and practice.
developing in a modern MVC based web development framework (Django, Rails,
as a technical team leader, project manager, or systems architect.
development experience in Java and or C/C++.
of active contributions to open source projects.
track record of shipping reliable software products.
developing cross-platform applications for Windows and OSX
understanding of configuration management practices using Chef or Puppet.
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 (email@example.com):
• One page cover letter (PDF).
• Academic transcript of your formal qualifications (PDF).
• Links to your open source contributions.
• Resume (PDF).
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