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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Duties: 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.

Qualifications: 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.

Reference Number: 07-29901

Salary Grade: E

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Penn Wharton Budget Model

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: E-Information Systems/Technology


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