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JBrowse Developer (0653U) 27476 - 1059
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 2, 2019
Title JBrowse Developer (0653U) 27476 - 1059
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

JBrowse Developer (0653U) 27476 - 1059

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) is one of four Governor Gray Davis Institutes for Science and Innovation established in 2000 to ensure the future of the California economy by promoting research and innovation. QB3 is a cooperative effort between the state of California, private industry, venture capital, and the University of California campuses at Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.

QB3 harnesses the quantitative sciences of physics and engineering to unify our understanding of biological systems at all levels of complexity, from atoms and molecules to cells, tissues, and entire living organisms. QB3 scientists make discoveries that drive the development of technologies, products, and wholly new industries, ensuring that California remains competitive in the 21st century.

QB3's goals are to fuel the California bioeconomy; to support research and training in quantitative biosciences; and to translate academic research into products and services that benefit society.


  • Designs the most complex user system interfaces and bioinformatics application prototypes.
  • Designs, develops, modifies, and evaluates programs for functional areas that are highly complex and have broad impact across the field of comparative genomics, and integrate with existing code and libraries.
  • Regularly joins analysis and code review of external contributions to the open source project, and integrates code into the JBrowse project.
  • Develops and executes complex test plans.
  • Plays a leadership role in Open Source Software development.
  • Responds to user requests for requirements analysis, help with installation and troubleshooting, and fixes bugs in response to user requests.
  • Independently determines methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Interacts with all levels of internal personnel.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Requires expert knowledge of algorithms and software development.
  • Must have specialized knowledge relating to the design and development of diverse and complex applications programs, especially JavaScript front-end development (such as React and yarn) and UNIX applications programming.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of other areas of IT, including devops and basic system administration.
  • Requires expert skills associated with programming design, modification and implementation.
  • Has skills and experience to recommend changes in development, maintenance and applications program standards.
  • Requires high level interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
  • Must be able to communicate technical information (including domain-specific bioinformatics information) in a clear and concise manner.
  • Requires ability to understand scientific needs and how scientific systems can support those needs.
  • Must be self motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Must demonstrate expertise in web applications, web programming language and object oriented programming concepts.

Salary & Benefits

Annual Salary Range: $103,000.00 - $155,600.00

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

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a three year full-time contract position.

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

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