ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:Design efficient SQL queries for pulling large sequencing projects.
Serve as a technical adviser to the project leadership and provide computational perspective on product design and deliverability.
Develop and oversee a rapid and incremental software development and release schedule.
Design the software architecture, oversee the implementation and evolution of the design on appropriate hardware platforms.
Working collaboratively in a team environment to design, code, test, debug, and document programs for an integrated genomic analysis pipeline in a rapid and incremental software development and release schedule.
Supervise and review code development and ensure that software products meet project objectives in terms of functionality, scalability, robustness and user experience.
Implement and oversee the QA/QC practices to ensure the development team is adhering to quality standards.
Work closely with the application specialist to integrate feedbacks from teams in each CGIAR center into software customization and improvement.
Assist in training of breeders in the CGIAR centers to use software developed.
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The applicant should have:

Understanding of genomics data and advanced knowledge of Java, and C/C++ as the programming languages and any of the scripting language like perl and/or Python, SQL
High Performance Computing, data architecture, database platforms and QA/QC practices in software engineering.
She/he should have solid experience in software development projects, preferably as a senior programmer or in the software project management role, and in projects involving big data.
Excellent communication skills are needed to work in this multi-disciplinary, multi-location and multi-cultural team.
Ability to mentor colleagues in quality software development practices is desired.
Educational Qualification : Ph. D or Masters Degree in Computational Biology / Computational Genomics or Equivalent with Research Experience in Mentioned Areas.

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