[Baypiggies] [JOB]: Support Industrial Biotech Research at Amyris

Brian Hawthorne brian.lee.hawthorne at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 23:53:21 CET 2011

We're looking for a smart python programmer with web app experience
who's enthusiastic about biotech and likes to learn lots of new stuff
really fast.  Craigslist post
(http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/sof/2240931368.html) copied below.
If you apply, be sure to mention my name ;).  If you have any
questions about what we're doing at Amyris let me know.

To apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=555429

Brian Hawthorne
Software Engineer, Amyris


Amyris is building an integrated renewable products company using
breakthrough science and an innovative business model to address some
of our planet’s most daunting problems. Amyris first developed its
technology under a non-profit initiative to provide a reliable and
affordable source of artemisinin, a highly effective anti-malarial
therapeutic and is now applying its industrial synthetic biology
platform to provide alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced
products. Amyris No Compromise™ renewable fuels and chemicals are
being designed to perform comparably to, or better than, the products
they will replace.

Job Description
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 (or Django) MVC framework
• C/C++, PHP
• Javascript / JQuery
• Agile (Scrum, TDD)
• User experience testing/design
• Molecular biology, especially synthetic biology

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