Janet Iwasa writes:
Seeking a Blender Python Software Developer
We are seeking a senior Python software developer for an exciting new project focused on creating new 3D animation software for biologists. The Python developer will work together with a small team of biologists and animators at Harvard Medical School to transform the open source 3D application Blender into a streamlined tool for creating molecular animations. The primary responsibility for this position is to design, implement and deploy a new user interface and biological animation tools within the Blender application. In addition, the Python developer will oversee the work of a junior Python developer who will assist in the implementation of animation tools, and participate in beta-testing workshops and outreach efforts to disseminate the software.
B.A., B.S. or equivalent in computer science or related field is required. Candidates should have extensive experience programming in Python, with 3+ years of designing and implementing cross-platform (Windows/MacOS/Linux) software applications, and a strong background in clean user interface design. The ideal candidate will have experience programming in C/C++ and familiarity with open-source programming. In addition, strong communication and leadership skills and a high degree of motivation and self-sufficiency are required.
A demonstrated interest in cell/molecular biology and/or 3D animation is a significant plus. Experience with web-based data management systems also a plus.
To apply, please email a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV and contact information to [email protected]
This is a 2-year position with renewal dependent on continued funding. Preferred start date is September - October 2011