Job Req ID:  112920

Scientific Software Engineer with UI/UX Concentration

The Johns Hopkins Data Science and AI Institute (DSAI) is seeking a dynamic individual for the position of Scientific Software Engineer with UI/UX Concentration, with a focus on user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design and development. The successful candidate will be a part of a cutting-edge research software engineering team at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), contributing to the advancement of novel open-source scientific software, and the creation of systems based on novel combinations of human and artificial intelligence and advanced data science methods. This role combines the strengths of scientific computing with expertise in UI/UX to drive innovation in high-value target projects identified across all areas of science, engineering, medicine, social science and policy.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Scientific Software Engineer with UI/UX concentration will be responsible for collaborating on ground-breaking research projects that demand advanced software solutions. 
  • Designing and building innovative UI/UX solutions for DSAI projects in collaboration with software engineers, AI/ML engineers, data scientists, scientific subject matter experts and users.
  • Interfacing web applications with AI/ML models using the latest deep neural network (DNN) libraries trained on state-of-the-art hardware.
  • Working with data scientists to develop web applications for analyzing massive data sets, either in the cloud or on premises, and developing software pipelines for real-time high-frequency data processing workflows.
  • Working closely with internal and external stakeholders to understand interface and backend server needs, envisioning solutions, and developing wireframes, prototypes and functional requirements.
  • Developing application back-end servers, databases and APIs.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Quantitative Discipline, such as Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Bioinformatics or similar.
  • Strong scientific literacy and curiosity, ability to continually adapt to new scientific domains and problems and identify and articulate scientifically informed UI/UX and data visualization approaches.
  • Five or more years front and back-end software development experience in the following areas,
    • Front-end JavaScript web application development, HTML, CSS and TypeScript.
    • Multiple modern JavaScript application frameworks such as Node.js, React, Angular, Backbone, Svelte and Vue.
    • Experience in developing and integrating web services in Python using frameworks such as FastAPI, Starlette, Django and Flask.
    • Experience in developing and integrating backend application databases such as Postgres, MySQL and SQLite.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in a quantitative discipline.
  • Seven or more years of experience in the above areas.
  • Experience with advanced web-based computer graphics techniques and libraries such as D3.js and similar.
  • Experience designing and developing advanced scientific data visualizations.

 


 

Classified Title: Scientific Software Engineer 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Scientific Software Engineer with UI/UX Concentration   
Role/Level/Range: APPTSTAF/01/ST  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.5 hrs/wk, M-F 
Exempt Status: No SAP Value 
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​AI-X  
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering 

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Hybrid: On-site 3-4 days a week