College Station, Texas, United States
Function: Research and Development
Employee Type: Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Advanta is a global seed business that combines the most advanced techniques in conventional plant breeding with biotechnology to deliver world-class seeds. Drawing on our global network of breeders and researchers, Advanta can offer exclusive genetics and industry-leading hybrids in field and vegetable crops.
Primary Responsibility: To design, build and maintain APIs and applications that will organize and import/export breeding, genetic/molecular, phenomics, images, and environmental data to support the Global R&D requirements of Advanta. This position will develop a multi-layer APIs-based system to connect databases and applications in the backend and frontend.
Major Job Responsibilities:
Evaluate business needs and objectives from Plant Science and Data Science viewpoints, including the development of APIs and applications for breeding programs.
Analyze and understand the pipeline of current data processing/applications in Advanta
Adopt APIs-based system by designing and optimizing the performance of current/future applications in Advanta
Enhance the APIs and current applications; develop new applications, troubleshoot APIs and applications’ issues
Build APIs-based applications in Cloud system
Lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of APIs and applications in Advanta
Collaborate with the research users (such as breeders, phenomics/molecular scientists, statisticians) and IT to adopt APIs and develop applications
Support the development of proprietary applications
Perform additional duties as required.
Job Skills & Requirements:
Previous experience as a software engineer or developer, or alternately in a similar role
Experience with APIs and web-based application development is highly preferred
Knowledge of programming language (preference in R/Python)
Knowledge of web-based programming language (Java/PHP/HTML, etc.)
Hands-on experience with APIs (Especially BrAPI is a plus)
Strong Communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to identify and satisfy the needs of internal customers and continuously search for ways to provide value-added solutions.
Excellent team player with the ability to work within an international breeding team and to clearly communicate computational concepts.
A strong interest in learning more about Plant Science, particularly genetics and breeding.
Proficiency in solving complex problems with creative and effective solutions.
Educational Background: Masters/PhD degree in Computer Science, IT or experience in similar
field. Software engineering/architect certification is a plus.
Travel Requirements: Minimal
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience