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Web Developer III

USC Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics Los Angeles, California

The USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging ( is looking to expand our Scientific Visualization Group (SVG).  We are seeking full-stack web developers responsible for the development of scientific, informational, educational websites and the creation of web-based tools for data gathering, analysis and data interpretations.  While this is back-end heavy position, the successful candidate will also have an eye for front-end design in order to create aesthetically pleasing, highly functional web presences.  This is not a Java dev or .net position.  If you are primarily a Java or .net developer, please apply to one of our other openings.

Benefits of Belonging:

This is a unique and fun group of people doing interesting science.  We are looking for a specialist to contribute his/her ideas to improve the lives of many.  This is a full-time position and eligible for benefits. 

Key responsibilities include:

•             Working with the team to define functional end-user requirements and architectural requirements for complex specified Neuro Informatics systems

•             Using object-oriented programming techniques to develop, implement, debug and evaluate software using PHP, MySQL, CSS, WordPress and related CMS technologies as needed

•             Development of custom Content Management Systems, SaaS Applications, APIs & API driven Applications and Services

•             Development of custom deployment hooks, builds, QA services

•             Verifying that systems meet performance criteria

•             Review code produced by junior level programmers

•             Mentoring new hires, taking a broader role in defining requirements, and designing software solutions

Key requirements, skills, knowledge include:

•             BS in Computer Science or related is preferred

•             Minimum 3 years of experience

•             Must have experience using PHP, GO, JavaScript, CSS, and SQL

•             Must have experience with UNIX, LINUX, Mac and Windows OS

•             Intermediate knowledge of object-oriented software development

•             Good knowledge of relational database technology

•             Ability to debug and modify developed code

•             Ability to evaluate system performance and reliability

•             Ability to optimize code for parallel/multi-processor systems

•             Ability to create and maintain program libraries

•             Familiarity with version control mechanisms such as GIT

•             Knowledge of software engineering concepts: object-oriented programming, data structures, algorithm design, multithreading/parallel processing, technical documentation

•             Ability to work independently but interact well with others in a team environment, including liaising with counterparts in database integration efforts

•             Ability to think creatively and reason logically in developing new approaches, methods and procedures for data management and application design

•             Ability to train other technical staff in software design principles and non-technical staff in the usage of automated systems/applications

•             Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact, communicate, and work as a team member with academic, research, administrative and technical staff

•             Ability to communicate business and technical information clearly, persuasively and effectively, both orally and in writing

•             Ability to refactor existing code to improve performance, readability and usability

•             Knowledge of code design patterns and web page usability constructs

•             Ability to review work produced by other programmers

•             Mobile, UI/UX experience is a plus

REQ20059154 Posted Date: 07/31/2018

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