Junior Software Administrator

Pennsylvania, United States
13 May 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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

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/

The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is looking for developers to work on our cutting edge suite of tools and applications.

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.

We are a small, select, highly productive team looking for coders who can work with minimal oversight, adapt to a dynamic environment and are willing to learn new things. A knowledge of or desire to learn cutting-edge technologies such as GPU computing, Mongo, and SQL is required. An interest in economics and public policy is valued.

We support key components of a high-visibility platform so be ready for deadlines and pressure. Also be ready for a great team, a great work environment, and an amazing benefits package.

Two-year position subject to renewal based on the discretion of faculty director and available funds.

A bachelor’s and 2-3 years of experience is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with Python, C#, and related technologies is strongly preferred. It is also helpful to have familiarity with statistics and some experience in economics or finance or personal finance. A strong work ethic and an ability to work with minimal supervision will serve you well on this dynamic team.

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.