Software Engineer Institution: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Subject to funding approvals, Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) is seeking to hire one or more Software Engineers to build the software applications and systems critical to the group’s mission of delivering data-driven economic analyses of public policy. Software Engineers work closely with Economists and Research Associates to develop large databases of economic and demographic data, population-scale computational models of economic agents, and data visualization tools that support public policy analysis. Applications developed by Software Engineers enable Economists to advise lawmakers on public policy design and educate the public on the impact of public policy proposals.
The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical discipline, demonstrates strong software development fundamentals, and is capable of working with a range of technologies. Technical experience relevant to the role includes full stack web development, statistical computing, mathematical optimization, and distributed computing. An interest in economics and public policy is valued. Must be eager to learn new technologies and explore the best way to solve challenging technical and mathematical problems.
To apply for this position, please submit an application through our website. If you are graduating this academic year or have recently graduated, your resume should include overall GPA, GPA by field(s), and a partial list of advanced courses taken in related disciplines listed above.
More about PWBM:
The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) is a non-partisan, research-based initiative that provides accurate, accessible and transparent economic analysis of public policy. Besides being non-partisan, we are non-normative, in that we do not make policy recommendations. Instead, the intention of the PWBM is to be the honest broker of analysis working at the intersection of business and policy to help policy makers, the public, and businesses make fact-based decisions. PWBM has been influential in many key recent policy discussions, including tax reform, infrastructure, universal basic income, debt and Social Security.