University of Pennsylvania DIRECTOR, DATA SOFTWARE in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 07-30286

Posted Job Title DIRECTOR, DATA SOFTWARE

School Name Wharton School

Org Penn Wharton Budget Model

Posted to the Web 11/07/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade F

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type

Position Schedule 9:00am-5:00pm

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The World’s First Business SchoolJOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDERIn 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually. https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/

Duties

This position at the Penn Wharton Budget Model is responsible for leading the PWBM team responsible for our work with the Ballmer Group and USAFacts.org, a data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society run by Steve Ballmer. In addition to achieving the project’s current goals with the Ballmer Group, he or she will also be responsible for expanding the scope of the current project to increase the size of our data store and its availability. To this end, he or she will be responsible for establishing and overseeing the direction of the team as well as supervising the internal PWBM team, which will involve conducting regular reviews and making hiring decisions among other things. Since the team will primarily be comprised of software developers, leading the team will require not only strong managerial skills but also strong coding abilities. He or she will be responsible for a significant amount of hands on technical work to ensure the success of the project. Leading this team will also require working closely with the Ballmer Group to ensure their expectations are being met, which will involve regularly traveling to Seattle for meetings. He or she will also be responsible for finding and coordinating with third party software engineering firms in order to augment the speed at which we produce software products for the project.A Bachelor’s Degree and 5 – 7 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education. Five or more years of C#, C++, C regressing, Java, JavaScript, Python, Visual Basic, and FORTRAN, including the ability to think in an objected-oriented way. Applicant should have prior experience with software development and release of commercial software products. It is helpful to have some undergraduate economic classes or familiarity with statistics, and a knowledge of Sql server and/or Mysql. It is also advantageous if applicant has experience working with JavaScript and related libraries/ platforms such as jQuery, Ember.js, AngularJS or Backbone.js. Tax programming a plus.Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree and 5 – 7 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five or more years of C#, C++, C regressing, Java, JavaScript, Python, Visual Basic, and FORTRAN, including the ability to think in an objected-oriented way. Applicant should have prior experience with software development and release of commercial software products. It is helpful to have some undergraduate economic classes or familiarity with statistics, and a knowledge of Sql server and/or Mysql. It is also advantageous if applicant has experience working with JavaScript and related libraries/ platforms such as jQuery, Ember.js, AngularJS or Backbone.js. Tax programming a plus.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/41341

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter