Signature Science, LLC
  • - TX-Austin
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Position Purpose: 

The candidate will support numerous research and development projects related to public safety, defense and national security. This will include interpretation, integration, transformation, loading, documentation and reporting of data sets and data elements from multiple sources according to specific project requirements as well as computer science support to the research, development, and test and evaluation of tools or algorithms that support rapid, accurate and automated analysis and reporting of complex biological, chemical or other data sets.

 

The candidate must be motivated to contribute in a team environment and collaborate across multiple scientific and technical disciplines. The candidate must have the flexibility to balance multiple on-going tasks while operating efficiently with minimal supervision. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities:

               

  • Design, develop, and deliver web applications and desktop applications
    • Consults with stakeholders to determine data that needs to be included in databases
    • Code consistent, efficient, maintainable, and scalable components
    • Organizes information in a logical and functional database
    • Administrates a database to ensure performance, integrity, and security
      • Create quality mockups, proof of concepts, and prototypes
      • Monitors performance and manages parameters to provide fast responses to end users
      • Develops, manages, and tests back-up and recovery plans
      • Controls access, permissions, and privileges in database system
      • Ensures that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
      • Applies database updates and patches as necessary
      • Monitors available disk space and plan disk storage requirements in database
      • Designs and builds user interfaces in both web and desktop environments
      • Extracts data from database routinely and on-demand for end users
      • Designs and builds canned reports in various formats for clients
      • Research and learn new technologies, frameworks, and best practices
      • Create database management processes and detailed documentation
      • Effectively translate user needs to database design
      • Create overarching strategies for design

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

• Proficiency in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), Structured Query Language (SQL) is required

• Proficiency in SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Visual Studio, .NET Framework, and ASP.NET is desirable

•  Knowledge of client-side technologies such as JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 and CSS is preferred

• Training and experience with current software development methodologies and processes (e.g., Agile/scrum processes, version control) is preferred

• Database administration experience is preferred

•  Ability to code from requirement, functional, and/or design documents is preferred

• Scientific background (with a focus on chemistry and biology) and/or experience with analytical laboratory data management and data mining preferred

 

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2+ years of experience with data and schema design and engineering
  • 2+ years of experience with SQL database engineering and administration

 

Certificates and Licenses:

 

  • None required

 

Clearance:

Candidate must be able to obtain a Secret level security clearance. Candidates with an active or previously held security clearance is highly preferred.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Reports to group leader and department head regarding current workload as well as recommendations for improvements
  • Reports to project managers regarding status of tasks
  • Reports to clients as requested in addition to periodic meetings

Working Conditions/ Equipment:

 

  • Must be able to travel within the country as required by client
  • Must be able to work at computer for extended periods of time
  • Must be available during off-duty hours for on-call emergency purposes and occasional routine maintenance

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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