Applications Programmer Team Lead (0652U) - BSL

University Of California Berkeley , CA 94705

Posted 1 week ago

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.

Departmental Overview

The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) operates and maintains a network of traditional geophysical instruments across Northern California. The data collected is archived for research purposes as well as analyzed in real-time to provide earthquake information and to produce earthquake early warnings, known as ShakeAlerts.

The BSL created the MyShake app to put earthquake products, including earthquake early warnings, into the hands of smart phone users. Additionally, a novel approach to producing earthquake early warnings is to use cell phones and other mobile devices to detect earthquakes, which the BSL has successfully proven possible with MyShake. This position exists to lead software development efforts and to manage products, such as MyShake.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 6, 2022 - Open Until Filled

Responsibilities

25% Acts as the technical lead and collaborates with a team of software development professionals that design, develop, modify, debug, and evaluate code that incldues real- time processing.

20% Leads development projects and enforce plans for software development, deployment, testing, and support; responsible project goals and timelines, and manages progress using best practice project management techniques.

15% Analyzes and applies highly complex data sources, reviews metrics, and prepares reports for both internal and external stakeholders. Reviews and selects the appropriate tools and methods to obtain optimal results.

10% Participates in software testing, verifies test results, and approves continuation of software release cycle.

10% Serves as a technical lead for software development, especially mobile device apps that are supported by cloud-based backend services, such as MyShake.

5% Sets the technical requirements for complex software specifications, balancing considerations from clients, end-users, management, and development team. Develops the specification and implementation of complex test plans.

5% Keeps abreast of latest technologies and methods; applies best industry practices, community standards and department policies and procedures.

10% Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Thorough knowledge of applications programming, preferably including cloud-based backend services and mobile apps.

  • Highly advanced skills associated with software specification, design, modification, implementation and deployment.

  • Demonstrated ability to solicit and understand functional needs and how software products can support those needs.

  • Excellent project leadership and management skills, preferably including the development and execution of strategic roadmaps.

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills, amongst team, management, and external parties.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization, including creation and distribution of reports.

  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving and data-analyzing skills.

  • Must be self-motivated, works independently and as part of a team, with the ability to meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing and executing complex test plans.

  • Experience with focus groups and assimilating user feedback.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $150,000, commensurate with experience. This is a 100% FTE career position eligibile for full benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


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