Based in the Hariri Institute for Computing, the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) is the premier professional research, software engineering, and consulting lab at BU. Working at SAIL means collaborating with academic and industry professionals to solve meaningful problems. At SAIL, we create cutting-edge solutions for the data-driven, computational, and software engineering aspects of research. SAIL Software Engineers are experts working in a unique professional engineering environment where they can develop their skills by working with the latest technologies and through access to university classes. As a SAIL Software Engineer you are a part of an agile development team working on full cycle development. You will define and build prototypes and production-quality open source libraries, applications, systems, and databases. SAIL projects have direct impacts on academic research, public service, and industry. We work in digital health, data science, privacy and security, neuroscience, and others.
Design and development on our open source framework Anchor, a customizable user management and backend system used across many of the labs projects.
Contribute to our open-source library (JIFF) for accessible and scalable secure multi-party applications.
Deploy secure multi-party computation functions on a distributed open cloud to compute statistics over various forms of medical data.
Assist in the development and deployment of a mobile applications for research studies that intertwine the worlds of psychology and digital health
Develop applications that depict compelling data visualizations and compute statistical analytics on collective datasets from academic, industry and government entities.
Enhance HIPAA-compliant backend services for administering computerized adaptive testing (CAT) platforms for a diverse user population, including survivors of burn injuries, pediatric patients, elderly patients, and sign language users.
BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent working experience.
Three to five years of academic or professional experience.
Knowledge of best practices for all different stages of the software development life cycle (requirement analysis, planning, architectural design, implementation, test, documentation, deployment, maintenance).
A passion to impact science and society, and strong desire to work independently in a fast-paced dynamic environment where you have significant responsibilities.
Exceptional ability and motivation to learn fast and solve problems.
Experience with modern relational database technologies, NoSQL, and MapReduce/Hadoop.
Hands on experience with cloud computing services.
Knowledge of Linux/Unix systems.
Exposure to APIs and other web services within integrated applications.
MA/MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field.
One to three years of professional experience in a relevant area (software engineering within a research environment).
Advanced or graduate-level coursework (e.g., cybersecurity, cryptography, object oriented design, operating systems, data mechanics, database management systems, machine learning, and related topics).
Knowledge of continuous integration/deployment, unit testing, analytics, and other project management workflows and technologies.
Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment and/or communicating with non-technical collaborators/stakeholders.
This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!
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