[Baypiggies] JOB: Python programmer at Amyris Biotech

Christopher Burns chris.d.burns at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 19:00:36 CEST 2011


We are looking for a python programmer with web app experience to join
our team.  You'll be part of a team of ~12 programmers developing web
apps to support various research efforts here at Amyris.  It's a great
engineering team and the company treats their employees very well.
Feel free to ping me if you have any questions.  If you apply, please
mention my name and where you heard about the post.

Apply here:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=700431&t=1

Chris Burns
Software Developer, Amyris

Software Developer
Amyris Biotechnologies combines break-through technology and unique
insights in the transportation fuels sector to bring environmentally
friendly fuels to market.  Amyris is leveraging its technology
platform, which was developed as part of an earlier project to reduce
costs to produce artemisinin-based anti-malarial drugs, to provide a
cost-competitive bio-gasoline, a bio-diesel, and a bio-jet solution
that works in current engines and distribution infrastructure without
compromising fuel performance.  All Amyris biofuels are designed to
provide consumers and end users uncompromising alternatives to
petroleum-based fuels.

Work with a small team of developers to design and implement software
to support multiple groups within the company (primarily R&D).  This
includes, but is not limited to, custom databases, graphical data
representations, interface designs, and automated data retrieval and
formatting.  Developer will need to be able to work independently or
as part of a small team as particular tasks require, and generally is
expected to be able to contribute to any part of the stack.  Developer
will need to be able to liaison with internal clients (scientist and
engineers) in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing
requirements, so strong communication skills are a necessity.  Some
background in science or engineering is a big plus.  In general, we
are looking for experienced developers who learn quickly and are
excited about contributing to cutting edge research with a positive
impact in creating a more sustainable world.

Experience with the following required:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field
• 5+ years of software development in an enterprise environment
• 3+ years of web development in an MVC environment
• 3+ years of experience with SQL
• Experience coding in Python
• Experience in doing database schema design
• Experience in user interface design
• Translating client requirements into a full-fledged web application
• Excellent debugging abilities (and perseverance)
• Ability to communicate with scientists as well as fellow programmers
• Strong analytical, organizational, and multi-tasking skills
• Energetic, highly self-motivated and able to work efficiently and
productively in a start-up company environment

Experience with the following a plus:
• Pylons/Pyramid (or Django) MVC framework
• Javascript / JQuery
• Agile (Scrum, TDD)
• C/C++, PHP
• User experience testing/design
• Molecular biology, especially synthetic biology

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