[vox-jobs] [fwd] Python Programmer [Davis]

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Thu Jul 29 23:12:27 PDT 2010

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 17:31:10 -0700
Subject: Python Programmer

Python Programmer

AgraQuest is seeking a Python Developer experienced with Frameworks,
preferably TurboGear. In this role you will be responsible for
continuing the development, deployment and maintenance of custom data
management systems and their web interfaces. Using open source
relational database, you will create, enhance and maintain databases
that will warehouse millions of dollars worth of agricultural field
trial and various forms of laboratory data. You will interact with
non-informatics scientists to understand their needs in order to
efficiently develop Informatics solutions. Excellent communication and
great interpersonal skills are highly desired. An innate or acquired
desire to promote safer, healthier environment would also be a plus.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

? Create automatic loaders to import data from Excel and text files to the database
? Develop tools to generate user-defined reports in Excel and Word by extracting data out of the relational database
? Write scripts to properly maintain the database management system, e.g. nightly backups, regression testing, etc.
? Interact with users to create web-based interface for efficient retrieval and display of data
? Meticulously document functional and technical specs
? Utilize open source tools whenever possible
? Help maintain hardware used for data entry, data capture and database hosting
? Must develop rapid prototype of necessary software tools for various scientific projects
? Must be able to work independently and collaboratively with project leads and non-technical personnel
? Supports Company?s position of preventing harassment
? Treats co-workers with respect and dignity
? Abides by all safety policies

? Bachelor?s or Master?s degree in Computer Science or other closely related technical degree, preferably with minor or a few classes in Biology

? One to five years previous related hands-on molecular genetics experience in academia or industrial setting

? 1+ years of industry experience developing data management software in Linux/UNIX environment
? Fluent in Python, TurboGear, JavaScript, and CSS
? Experience with authentication protocols such as LDAP and SSL
? Proficient with advanced SQL queries to optimize searches
? Experience in managing open source relational database, e.g. PostgreSQL or MySQL, such as installation, backing up and restoration of databases
? Source code management system experiences in SVN
? Experiences in the following would be a plus: VBA, CGI, Samba, PHP, Perl, Java, Ajax, Trac, Django, C, Oracle, CherryPy, Plone, PL/pgSQL, PL/SQL, R (Bioconductor)
? Prefer some knowledge of statistics and of molecular biology
? Desired to work in a fast paced working environment and ability to adapt to changing requirements
? Ability to effectively organize tasks, maintain accurate records and clearly document results.
? Ability to work independently and as a team player, and to follow supervisory direction.
? Excellent verbal and written communication skills
? Basic mathematic principles
? Microsoft suite of programs including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe
? Professional and confidential
? Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
? Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
? Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
? Effectively organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments.
? Maintain accurate records.
? Work independently and as a member of a team.
? Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

AgraQuest offers a competitive benefits package to full time regular
employees which may include medical, dental, 401(K) and stock
options. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated,
creative individual looking to work for an innovative
company. AgraQuest is EOE and ADA compliant. Drug test is required.

To apply email resume with cover letter (reference job IRS-01) to: jobs at agraquest.com

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