Full-Stack Engineer/ Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Updated: 2 months ago

Job Description:

Full-Stack Engineer/ Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Computing and Information Services

Center for Computation Visualization (CCV)

The mission of the Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV, ccv.brown.edu) is to provide the scientific and technical computing expertise required to advance computational research and support Brownâ™s academic mission. We envision an environment where computational best practices, innovative solutions, and expert knowledge combine to build advanced tools for research and to enable new discoveries. We are a team of data scientists and research software engineers with a wide range of backgrounds (e.g., Engineering, Physics, Computer Vision, Biology, Psychology, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Industry, etc.).

CCV is looking for a Full Stack Engineer (FSE) eager to help us on our mission.The FSE will work together with software engineers and data scientists in our team to build, improve and deploy modern web applications and relevant software that support Brown researchers as well as CCVâ™s internal websites and applications.  The FSE is expected to be a motivated, agile learner who keeps up-to-date with emerging technologies across a wide range of fields such as  web/mobile development and deployment, data management, analysis, and visualization. The applicant is expected to be or quickly become comfortable with best practices in software engineering with a strong emphasis on reproducibility; this includes version control, testing, continuous integration, containerized applications and multiple programming languages.  If applying as a Senior Full Stack Engineer, the successful candidate is expected to be comfortable leading projects, and being the technical point of contact with faculty. All members of CCV are encouraged to take ownership of projects, mentoring of interns, and lead outreach activities to promote CCV.

CCV embraces a community enriched and enhanced by diverse dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, disability status, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class and religion. We believe diversity brings innovation and progress. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of populations that have been historically underrepresented in STEM.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining a diverse team. We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to join our community.

This is a three year fixed-term staff position, with the possibility of extension contingent upon available funding.


The successful candidate, as a minimum, should have the following background: 

  • For level 10E: Bachelor's degree with strong computational emphasis (equivalent experience may be an acceptable substitute) plus 1-2 years of experience.
  • For level 11E: Masterâ™s degree with strong computational emphasis (equivalent experience may be an acceptable substitute) plus 3-5 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems and shell scripting
  • Experience with at least two programming languages such as Julia, Python, MATLAB, R, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Rust, Swift
  • Experience writing, packaging and/or deploying scientific libraries, web applications, and/or databases
  • Experience withat least one JavaScript front-end libraries/frameworks such as React, Vue, Ember, or others
  • High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with strong analytical ability
  • Versatile, enthusiastic and eager to learn new skills
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Desirable Qualifications

Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, containerization
  • Experience with cloud computing software and services
  • Experience with scientific visualization in one or more science domains
  • Experience with (or interest in learning) mobile application development in support of research on iOS and/or Android platform
  • Interest in UI/UX design

The grade of the position will based on the qualifications of the chosen candidate.

All offers are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site. 

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Full-Stack Engineer/ Senior Full-Stack Engineer


Office of Chief Digital Officer & CIO


Grade 11

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Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Internal Number: REQ169532
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