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Senior Software Engineer (Front-End JavaScript) - Technical Lead

We are looking for a technical lead for the Globus web applications team: experienced front-end programmer who speaks fluent JavaScript, HTML 5, and CSS 3, to join a team of developers and designers building out the Globus web interfaces and applications.

As a senior member of the Globus web application team, reporting to the Software Development Manager, the focus of this position will be to assist in the creation and operation of web interfaces that are part of the Globus Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and Globus Platform as a Service (PaaS) product. We're looking for front-end developers who speak fluent JavaScript, HTML 5, and CSS 3. We also make heavy use of Python to implement our CLI, SDK, back-end REST APIs, and other tools, so some interest and/or exposure to Python would be helpful. In addition, knowledge of accessibility, AWS and the Linux environment would be useful in this role.


  • Lead and/or participate in the definition and documentation of requirements.

  • Architecture and design of complex systems.

  • Based on knowledge of relevant software technologies being developed and/or used in commercial and scientific communities

  • Develop, test, document, deploy and maintain high-quality software.

  • Work in close collaboration with the Globus front line support and professional services teams, and directly with end users, to provide technical support services.

  • Participate in and contribute to research efforts related to the software, including collecting and analyzing data, and writing research papers for journals or conferences.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of relevant software technologies being developed and/or used in scientific and commercial communities.

  • Participate in team coordination and development activities, including project planning, project reporting, recruitment, training new staff, and mentoring junior software developers and students.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or another relevant computer-related field, or at least 6 years of professional programming experience

  • 3 years of professional programming experience developing, implementing, debugging, and web-based applications with JavaScript, HTML and CSS

  • Experience with at least one JavaScript framework (e.g. AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js) and some templating library (e.g. Handlebars.js, Mustache)

  • Experience with other major JavaScript libraries (e.g. D3.js, jQuery, Moment.js)

  • Experience with Node.js-based build, development, and packaging tools (e.g. Bower, Broccoli, Express, Grunt, npm)

  • Experience with unit and integration testing tools (e.g. PhantomJS, QUnit, Test’em)

  • Experience with a distributed version control system (e.g. Git, Mercurial)

Experience (Preferred):

  • Experience with Web security technologies (e.g. SSL/TLS, OAuth2, OpenID Connect and PKI)

  • Experience with HTTP servers (e.g., Apache, NGINX)

  • Experience with Linux

  • Experience contributing to an open source project

  • Experience with shell scripting (e.g., Bash)

  • Experience with Agile (e.g. Scrum) development processes

  • Experience in Cloud Computing (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

  • Advanced degree in computer science or another relevant computer related field preferred