Director of Biotechnology Program, James Madison University | Harrisonburg
Posted: February 2021

Description
James Madison University invites applications for a full-time director for its Biotechnology Program in Academic Year 2021-2022. The primary duty of the Biotechnology Director is to foster an environment where biotechnology majors can gain the skills and experience needed to have productive careers in biotechnology.

The Biotechnology Program offers a B.S. degree in Biotechnology with a current enrollment of over 100 majors. In order to prepare the students for a career in biotechnology, faculty from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Engineering, and the School of Integrated Sciences collaborate to provide an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines strong scientific foundations with applied experiential learning. JMU is seeking candidates who are committed toward continuing to build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment where people of all backgrounds can reach their full potential. We have a strong commitment to quality hands-on experiences, as evidenced by the receipt of a Beckman Scholars Program award. A state-funded public-private partnership with Blue Ridge Community College and Merck provides new avenues for program expansion aligned with workforce development needs in the Shenandoah Valley.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program and/or curricular development in a higher education setting.
  • Workforce program development, networking, and building partnerships/alliances with industrial partners in the biotechnology/industrial sectors.
  • Working collaboratively across units and colleges to develop goals, build consensus, and identify opportunities and resources.
  • Teaching and/or scholarly activity related to modern biotechnology R&D such as novel drug discovery and development, metabolomics/genomics, biologics, translational science, or genomic medicine.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in a relevant area such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, genomics, engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience in higher education with evidence of industrial connections/partnerships is required.
  • Evidence of interest/experience in undergraduate STEM education and research with undergraduates.
  • Professional experience in industrial bio-manufacturing, agricultural biotechnology, biomedical engineering, pharmaceutical science, or other relevant industrial sectors is preferred but not required.
  • A demonstrated ability to work with different constituencies and build consensus to achieve a common goal.
  • A commitment to creating an inclusive environment that promotes and supports a diverse group of faculty and students in the biotechnology program.

Additional information and application at https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/8476.

Full-Stack Software Engineer, Quantic School of Business and Technology | Remote
Posted: February 2021

Description
Quantic School of Business and Technology is an accredited international university with students and alumni from 50 states and over 100 countries. We’re on a mission to democratize access to high quality education programs and career advancement opportunities. Quantic offers MBA and Executive MBA degrees and combines the best of traditional top MBA programs with the next generation of interactive online learning. Founded by the former CEO and fellow executives of Rosetta Stone, Quantic is a rapidly expanding company seeking candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment with opportunity for growth.

Your Role
Quantic is hiring a Full-Stack Software Engineer, based remotely in the United States, to help us grow and enhance our interactive learning platform, content authoring tools, and alumni network. In this role, you’ll work with our engineering team as we scale our flagship platform to learners around the world.

As part of a growing startup, you’ll have the opportunity to move between a variety of important projects throughout the platform. We need our engineers to be versatile and enthusiastic about learning to tackle new problems every day, often working directly with stakeholders across the organization.

An aside: while this job description lists a number of specific skills, the role will be tailored to the unique attributes of the individual that eventually joins. We encourage you to apply if you love collaborating in a positive environment with other engineers in support of a growing userbase.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience with Ruby on Rails in a production environment
  • 3+ years of experience with JavaScript and front-end frameworks, e.g., React, Angular
  • Experience designing and evolving relational database schemas
  • Experience building responsive single-page web applications
  • Experience writing, profiling, and optimizing SQL queries
  • Experience designing and integrating REST, JSON-API, and/or GraphQL
  • Authorization to work in the US

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science or a similar field of study
  • Experience with PostgreSQL in a production environment
  • Experience building hybrid mobile applications
  • Experience automating build and deployment processes
  • DevOps experience, particularly Kubernetes, Helm, and related technologies
  • Experience at an agile start-up
  • A passion for education and lifelong learning

Additional information and application at https://apply.workable.com/quantic-1/j/BB8EAE9F22/

DevOps Engineer, Quantic School of Business and Technology | Remote
Posted: February 2021

Quantic School of Business and Technology is an accredited international university with students and alumni from 50 states and over 100 countries. We’re on a mission to democratize access to high quality education programs and career advancement opportunities. Quantic offers MBA and Executive MBA degrees and combines the best of traditional top MBA programs with the next generation of interactive online learning. Founded by the former CEO and fellow executives of Rosetta Stone, Quantic is a rapidly expanding company seeking candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment with opportunity for growth.

Your Role
Quantic is hiring a DevOps Engineer, based remotely in the United States, to help us grow and manage our interactive learning platform, content authoring tools, alumni network, and supporting services. In this role, you’ll work with our engineering team as we continue to build and scale our flagship platform to learners around the world. As part of a rapidly growing startup, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of initiatives, including the design, development, operation, and automation of modern infrastructure components that power our next-generation university. Our team works in a highly collaborative environment,and we expect our engineers to be versatile and enthusiastic about learning to tackle new problems every day, often working directly with stakeholders across the organization.An aside: while this job description lists a number of specific skills, the role will be tailored to the unique attributes of the individual that eventually joins. We encourage you to apply if you love collaborating in a positive environment with other engineers in support of a growing userbase.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience with the AWS platform (EKS, RDS, VPC, IAM preferred)
  • 3+ years of experience managing relational databases (PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and Helm
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and corresponding best practices
  • Experience writing, profiling, and optimizing SQL
  • Experience with modern CI/CD pipelines
  • Solid foundation in Linux system administration and security best practices
  • Experience architecting secure networks
  • Authorization to work in the US

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science or a similar field of study
  • Comprehensive understanding of full-stack performance optimization
  • Experience tuning PostgreSQL, Redis, Redshift, Nginx, and Puma
  • Experience with multi-region deployments
  • Experience with monitoring and logging tools (Prometheus and Grafana preferred)
  • Knowledge of resource scaling theory and implementation
  • Familiarity with GitOps and ChatOps automation
  • Experience at an agile start-up

Additional information and application at https://apply.workable.com/quantic-1/j/66E83DC198/

Full Stack Ruby Engineer, Showcase IDX | Remote
Posted: January 2021

Responsibilities

  • Deliver awesome, fun, engaging, and reliable solutions.
  • Collaborate with the front end team to provide accurate estimations, timelines, costs, and risks associated with development.
  • Create clear, concise deliverables that communicate your plans and allow the team to successfully execute ideas.
  • Actively participate in code reviews, stand-ups, meetings, and design sessions.
  • Participate in vendor selection, research, 1 on 1’s and discussion to help you and the team with professional development.

Requirements

  • 3-6 years experience with Ruby and Rails.
  • Are able to work in a fully-remote environment.
  • Experience with Postgres.
  • Experience in core aspects of API development including design, development, architecture, separation of layers, configuration, performance, integration, analytics
  • Excellent Written and Verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-Oriented, self-started, motivated, results-driven, with high-level of energy, enthusiasm, and initiative.

Nice to have

  • Experience with Pair Programming
  • Familiarity with Swagger
  • Rails API Development
  • Experience using Kanban to meet deliverables.
  • Experience with Docker.
  • Experience with Webpack.
  • Experience with RethinkDB, ElasticSearch, and Redis
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with RSpec

Additional information and application at https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/showcase-idx-full-stack-ruby-engineer.

Principal Software Engineer, Sproutly | New Market
Posted: January 2021

Established in 2017, the company currently consists of 14 employees. We are headquartered in  the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, with several employees that also work remotely  from South Carolina and Tennessee. Our expertise is in UX design, software engineering,  website development, marketing, media production, and coaching. Our team helps clients  address challenges holistically, and to tell their story in a powerful way. While we offer a wide  range of services, our method is consistent — approach every client with a listening ear, adapt  to their needs, and embody their mission. If that sounds like the kind of team you’d like to be  part of, read on!  

Qualifying Individuals Will: 

  • Be responsible for providing a wide variety of software engineering services to Sproutly  customers. 
  • Work on various internal software projects. 
  • Be comfortable and adept at learning new languages, platforms, libraries, and  techniques, etc. 
  • Participate in creating user experiences, services, applications, architectures,  approaches, implementations, documentation, training materials, promotional  materials, intellectual property, etc. 
  • Liaison with clients. 
  • Manage other resources (both internally and externally). 
  • Participate in professional development activities including coaching, conferences, etc. Be responsible for the primary technical and architectural lead role on certain projects. Will be responsible for developing project backlogs, designing architecture, researching  technical approaches, and clearly communicating the plan and developing buy-in from  other engineers, teammates, and clients.

Ideal Experience: 

  • 8+ years of industry experience. 
  • Leadership experience. 
  • Full-stack web development experience. 
  • Versed in at least one mid-level programing language. (e.g. C, C++) 
  • Team player. 
  • Strong interpersonal values and skills. 
  • Excited to engage in coaching and other personal development opportunities. 

Benefits:

Here at Sproutly we like to keep things simple but are always looking to improve the way we  retain talent and engage in business. Our current benefits for full-time salaried positions  include: 

  • Competitive salary. 
  • Five weeks of paid vacation / misc. leave.
  • Seven paid holidays. 
  • Top-tier health insurance for you and your family, paid for by Sproutly.
  • Flexible work hours. 
  • Work-from-home flexibility. 

Please submit your resume to careers@sproutly.io. We look forward to talking with you!

3D Developer – AR Support, The Scylla Group | Winchester
Posted: December 2020

The Scylla Group would like to work with a 3D Developer on an hourly basis to convert existing CAD files to a usable web format for Android Scene Viewer. Scylla will supply STL/FBX CAD models that will need to be optimized and converted to GLB & USDZ file types. Scylla will supply all necessary photography for materials as well.
Acceptance
More information, application, and additional positions at https://www.scyllagroup.com/careers/

Front End Developer, The Scylla Group | Winchester
Posted: December 2020

The Scylla Group has an immediate opening for a Front End Developer to work with our award winning team in Winchester, VA to build engaging and delightful experiences for web and mobile users. Your experience should demonstrate an empathy for users, a focus on simplicity, strong visual design sensibilities and clean, maintainable code.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits and a flexible work environment.

The ideal candidate should be well-versed in front-end languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and one or multiple web application frameworks (Angular, VueJS, React, et al). Experience with the Umbraco content management system is a plus!

The Scylla Group is an interdisciplinary agency versed in business strategy, digital design and information technology. We consistently work in the latest emerging technologies providing our clients with first class solutions.

 Additional information, application, and additional positions at https://www.scyllagroup.com/careers/

Solder Technician, VIRTEX | Waynesboro
Posted: July 2020

Compensation$28,000 to $45,000 Annually; Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision; Employment Type: Full-Time;

SMT and Through-Hole Soldering

  • Complete PCB assembly on numerous boards for Military and Aerospace Industry
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar position and have above-average surface mount and fine pitch soldering skills.
  •  Ability to work under a microscope for long periods of time to perform inspection/solder repair.
  • Must be able to read and interpret assembly drawings.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • IPC-610 Certification desired; IPC J-STD-001 Certification desired

Please contact wcarter@PPI-Timezero.com for more information or to apply.

 Additional information at https://www.virtex.us/VIRTEX-jobs.html

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