Functional Title: IT Programmer II
Position #: 124388
The USDA Branded Food Products Database is the result of a Public-Private Partnership, whose goal is to enhance public health and the sharing of open data by complementing USDA Food Composition Databases with nutrient composition of branded foods and private label data provided by the food industry.
Under general supervision, this position will assist in pulling in JSON data from data providers through an API into a MySQL environment. This position will enhance a previously existing PYTHON application for processing and disseminating these data. Responsible for design, code, tests, debug, documents, and maintenance of these applications.
Experience: Expert knowledge in Python, data storage and processing, and SQL database experience.
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming or a related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of applicable programming languages and software packages. Working knowledge of security and internal control procedures related to programming. Skill in writing programs in applicable languages; in analyzing and designing program logic. Ability to operate applicable computer input devices and peripherals; to communicate effectively with clients; to resolve programming problems and determine the impact of proposed solutions; to communicate effectively in writing. Preferred knowledge of PHP, Linux server environment (Apache/NGINX), and full stack web development.
Application Process: All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu. A complete application packet includes: a cover letter, resume, contact information for three (3) professional references (including name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address).
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by February 22, 2019
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