: We are in search of a motivated teammate to lead the technical development of CMRA's Learning Management System, the CS-STEM Network (www.cs2n.org), an established Ruby on Rails web app running on Amazon Web Services with 10,000+ active monthly users. Specifically, we're looking for someone who can develop and maintain the backend (models, controllers) and database to support both our research and outreach efforts. The candidate will work as part of a collaborative team including front-end and game engine programmers to develop/program games, deliver curriculum, and explore numerous novel methods of offering research-based STEM learning at scale. This position is also responsible for technical leadership in identifying, planning, and implementing platform-level changes needed to keep the service up to date, including, e.g. new versions of Ruby/Rails, integration of front-end frameworks like React, and eventual migration to a post-Rails technology.
Come join our team at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy! We are an educational robotics research team consisting of programmers, artists, curriculum writers, learning scientists, engineers, and game designers. We have a wonderful relaxed atmosphere, and strive to make an impact to help students learn CS and STEM through Robotics!
Ruby on Rails development experience.
DevOps and development experience with cloud based platforms (AWS or Heroku).
Database design and maintenance experience.
Testing, troubleshooting and resolving technical computer issues.
Expertise with Windows and Mac operating systems.
B.S. in computer science AND/OR 3-5 years of experience in web applications development or similar field.
Ability to adapt to new technologies quickly and effectively.
Possess strong problem solving and organizational skills.
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Remain current on emerging technologies (operating systems, mobile computing, etc).
Ability to collect, organize, and distribute feature requests, bug reports, known issues, etc.
Basic knowledge of electronic and mechanical processes preferred.
Background in user-centered software design; user testing experience preferred.
Able to obtain Act 153 (child protection) clearances in the state of Pennsylvania.
We want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
Experience programming mobile robotics (LEGO MINDSTORMS, VEX Robotics, Arduino).
Experience with agile software development.
Experience with leading professional development.
Experience with Machine Learning.
In-depth knowledge of computer programming (C, C++, C#, or other C-Based).
CMRA is a combination research, development, and outreach program of Carnegie Mellon University housed at the National Robotics Engineering Center in the Lawrenceville tech corridor in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Our active projects include Player-Programmed Partner Games (P3G), an NSF funded research project that is focused on increasing access to informal STEM education in out-of-school time (OST) settings, while simultaneously bringing the human-robotics interaction paradigms of robotics education up to date; SMART robotics technician training and micro-credentialing; and online technologies to help K-12 teachers and students learn STEM through robotics.
Job Function: Business Operations
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Internal Number: 2015565
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.
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