Software Engineer Opening Available

The Cartwright Lab at Arizona State University is looking for a Software Engineer to be part of a team developing software related to bioinformatics and phylogenomics. To apply visit (Job ID is 23154BR.) The closing date is June 10th at 3PM Arizona Time.

Requisition ID: 23154BR
Job Title: Associate Scientific Software Engineer
Salary Range: $51,100–$60,000 per year; DOE
Close Date: 10-June-2016

The Biodesign Center for Personalized Diagnostics is seeking an Associate Scientific Software Engineer to perform professional work in the research, design, development, implementation and maintenance of scientific software applications.

Essential Duties

  • Designs, develops, implements, tests, documents and maintains scientific and engineering software applications.
  • Analyzes and writes software functionality requirements, designs specifications, manuals, and user guides.
  • Interacts, trains, and works with users on how to use software and solve problems.
  • Distributes developed software to the scientific community as necessary.
  • Analyzes project specifications and creates project sub-tasks and implementation schedules.
  • Reviews, modifies, and rewrites existing software to optimize it or adapt it to fit new requirements.
  • Coordinates the activities of subordinates; trains and instructs other personnel; leads, directs, checks, and integrates the work of others.
  • Researches, evaluates, and implements third-party products and vendor applications.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 3-years prior experience developing software in a research environment; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant software engineering practices and design methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, developments, and techniques used in systems analysis and applications programming
  • Experience in designing and implementing software applications
  • Experience in analyzing pre-existing software to identify and resolve complex problems
  • Evidence of effective communication skills (orally and writing) with the ability to convey technical issues

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Communicate to perform essential functions
  • Use equipment such as calculator, telephone, computer (monitor, keyboard and mouse), printer, fax, and copier

Department Statement

The Biodesign Institute addresses today’s critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability, and security by developing solutions inspired from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.

The Center for Personalized Diagnostics is a research center within the Biodesign Institute that focuses on personalized medicine. Promising advances in the area of personalized medicine have shown us that life-threatening diseases are as distinct in character as the individuals they afflict. The Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics has been established with an eye toward overcoming the health care challenges posed by disease variance. Our Center is developing new diagnostic tools to pinpoint the molecular manifestations of disease based on individual patient profiles. The strategy promises not only to improve therapeutic care, but also to greatly reduce treatment costs by allowing for early disease detection.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.