Software Engineer

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2018
Ref
07-29901
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The World’s First Business School
JOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDER

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually. https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/

Software Engineers build the software applications and systems critical to the group’s mission of delivering data-driven economic analyses of public policy. Software Engineers work closely with Economists and Research Associates to develop large databases of economic and demographic data, population-scale computational models of economic agents, and data visualization tools that support public policy analysis. Applications developed by Software Engineers enable Economists to advise lawmakers on public policy design and educate the public on the impact of public policy proposals.
The ideal candidate for the Software Engineer position has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical discipline, demonstrates strong software development fundamentals, and is capable of working with a range of technologies. Technical experience relevant to the role includes full stack web development, statistical computing, mathematical optimization, and distributed computing. An interest in economics and public policy is valued.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 5 to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The ideal candidate for the Software Engineer position has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical discipline, demonstrates very strong software development fundamentals. The candidate is capable of working with a range of technologies, including Python (or R or MATLAB), Java, C++, C#. (It is also advantageous to have experience working with JavaScript libraries/frameworks such as jQuery, AngularJS, or React as well as a knowledge of SQL.) However, on balance, very strong software development fundamentals is more important than current language skills. Technical experience relevant to the role includes full stack web development, statistical computing, mathematical optimization, and distributed computing. An interest in economics and public policy is valued. Must be eager to learn new technologies and explore the best way to solve challenging technical and mathematical problems.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.