Software Developer with Focus on Research Initiatives

Kitware collaborates on a multitude of basic and applied research and development projects. Our collaborators include the top universities from around the world, national research labs, medical device manufacturers, car manufacturers, oil and gas companies, financial institutes, and many others. The projects range from working with the open source community and extending our open source libraries, such as ITK, VTK, ParaView, 3D Slicer, CMake, and Girder, to developing proprietary domain-specific vertical applications for a wide array of platforms including web and mobile devices. By joining our team you will participate in a dynamic work environment with exceptionally talented and friendly coworkers who are committed to high-quality development practices.  The ideal candidate will: Build a new sustainable research initiative at Kitware by obtaining federal and/or commercial funding to perform research and development activities in that area. The hired individual will have access to Kitware's knowledgeable andexperienced technical team, to others at Kitware who have formed successful initiatives, and to an excellentsupport staff to aid in preparing and submitting proposals. Candidates should indicate their proposed initiative in their cover letter and/or CV, and be prepared to pitch their idea (the technology, the funding opportunities, and growth potential) during their interview presentation at Kitware. Initiatives may be related to but are not limited to the following areas: Data visualization Cybersecurity Bioinformatics Machine learning / deep learning Natural language processing Graph-based analytics Have excellent software development skills and be capable and willing to participate in existing research and development activities while ramping up the new research initiative. Drive growth, adoption, and cooperation in the larger scientific, open source, and funding communities by effectively communicating through blog posts and research papers, and participating in conferences, workshops, and government forums Participate in our team's software quality assurance practices Work concurrently on multiple projects for a variety of customers Be an excellent communicator with both local and remote teammates Qualifications Master's or PhD in Computer Science or related area, plus a minimum of 3-5 years experience, or equivalent amount of education and experience Credibility in the research domain being pursued, including published work and/or open source libraries in use by a relevant community Strong technical expertise in the domain being pursued Excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated success with proposal writing for government grants or other funding sources Knowledge of software development methodologies and code versioning tools such as Git, continuous integration, and software testing is desirable
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Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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