Job of the Week: Computer Science Software Scientist at Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech is seeking a Computer Science Software Scientist in our Job of the Week.

The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) located at Virginia Tech seeks candidates for multiple software scientist positions in the areas of computer science and software engineering. The successful candidates will be actively involved in an interdisciplinary team who will help design and develop software frameworks that will deliver new scientific advances in molecular sciences. The candidate will also interact with community code developers including Software Fellows, provide software development training, collaborate with partners in cyberinfrastructure, form mutually productive coalitions with industry, government labs and international efforts. Candidates should have demonstrable skills in computational methods and theories in computer science and software engineering. Experience with community scientific software development is useful.

Duties and Responsibilities of the team as a whole:

  • Develop software infrastructure and frameworks for community use and development
  • Collaborate with scientists both within and external to MolSSI to address the priorities of the community and MolSSI
  • Provide expertise in design, optimization, verification, and documentation of software
  • Provide forums for standards development and resource curation to the community
  • Serve as mentors to Software Fellows by training them in software engineering best practices, API development, unit-testing, documentation, version control, performance profiling and other issues essential to community software development.
  • Interact with partners in industry, NSF supercomputing centers, national laboratories, and international facilities to identify emerging hardware trends, software priorities and future career paths
  • Lead and participate in outreach and educational activities, as well as developing instructional materials
  • Author/co-author articles for publication and presentation in scientific journals
  • Present MolSSI activities and research at professional and project meetings

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