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Job Req ID:  95897

Software Engineer

The Cognitive Research, Online Neuroengineering and Electrophysiology Laboratory (CRONELAB) resides in the Department of Neurology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is dedicated to identify and using neural signatures of human cortical processing to study underlying mechanisms of motor, sensory, and language functions. Supervised by Dr. Nathan Crone, an interdisciplinary team works on exciting scientific challenges and their translation to people with disabilities to improve their quality of life.


The CRONELAB is looking for a Software Engineer with a passion for neuroscience related fields to work in a fast-paced scientific environment to develop, maintain and improve software infrastructure that supports real-time neural signal acquisition and processing for human brain mapping, cognitive neuroscience, and brain-computer interface experiments. You will leverage your software engineering skills to solve real-world problems that have a direct impact on scientific advances, and help shape various architecture components, their requirements and the general design of our lab infrastructure.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build tools to allow researchers to quickly test ideas and analyze data
  • Maintain and translate existing in-house software solutions to new projects and their requirements


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or other relevant fields
  • Requires a minimum of 5 years of related work experience with computer systems and applications. Additional education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*

  • Work Experience, Certifications and research publications will help enhance your profile.

  • Experience in web development with JavaScript/TypeScript, and corresponding frameworks such as React/Next or similar 
  • Version control and automated testing 


JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours)  may substitute for one year of experience.  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. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in computer networking and software communication between multiple computers
  • Experience with cloud technologies (e.g. AWS/Azure) 
  • The ability to interact with a wide variety of clients/users (scientists, patients, clinicians). 
  • 2+ years of professional experience with software development in an academic or industry setting 
  • Neuroscience background 
  • Experience in programming languages such as Python, C++ and/or Matlab
  • JavaScript libraries such as d3, three.js 
  • Concepts such as data streaming, web sockets, user-interface design 
  • Capable of working in a collaborative setting with a diverse set of clients
  • Ability to work independently and bring a developer’s perspective to neuroscience applications


Classified Title: Software Engineer
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus  
Department name: SOM Neuro Epilepsy  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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:
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.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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