Software Engineer

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jul 06, 2023
Full Time
Software EngineerCenter for Neural Informatics, Structures, & Plasticity (CN3)The George Mason University Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity (CN3), within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a talented and driven Software Engineer. George Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.NeuroMorpho.Org is an open access award-winning database of neural reconstructions, representing millions of labor person-hours, that can be browsed, searched, and downloaded by animal species, brain region, and many user-defined criteria through an intuitive web interface and API. The recent automation of our data collection, standardization, and annotation process has enabled increased data sharing capacity and community engagement. The project is maintained by the multidisciplinary Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity (CN3) at the Krasnow Institute of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, 15 miles from Washington DC.The Software Engineer is a part time position expected to work an average of 29 hours per week.Responsibilities:Designing, developing, and deploying cutting-edge software applications and systems that enable users to browse, search, and download neural reconstructions and metadata; andWork closely with our senior research staff to understand the ongoing requirements of our users and to ensure that our platform remains up to date with the latest scientific developments.Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field with some related experience (generally 2 or more years);Strong software design and engineering skills, with expertise in the development life cycle;Strong programming skills in Python;Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills;Experience with modern relational database design and maintenance using SQL;Experience developing in multiple layers of the modern software stack, including designing API backends, as well as frontend applications in JavaScript and HTML;Familiarity with the Linux operating system, as well as server maintenance in general;Familiarity with version control, DevOps and CI/CD concepts, and experience employing them in project work;Familiarity with deploying to both local and cloud environments is a plus;Ability to work in a small team using a variety of skills on multiple projects; andMust be willing to work on-site with hybrid work available.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field, preferably with one (1) year of experience.Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is HereThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university's exciting plans are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a 360,000 square foot building - Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason's transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world's grand challenges.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of interest (attach as other doc), resume, and a list of two professional references with contact information. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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