[unav_all] (Job) Director of Projects - IRIS Data Management System

IRIS irismail at iris.washington.edu
Tue Jul 22 12:37:30 MDT 2008

Director of Projects – IRIS Data Management System

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) seeks an  
experienced individual to serve as the Director of Projects for the  
IRIS Data Management System (DMS). This senior level position will  
report to the IRIS DMS Program Manager and will help define, initiate  
and guide new and existing projects within the IRIS DMS and EarthScope/ 
USArray projects.  This position will be based at the IRIS Data  
Management Center (DMC) in Seattle. This is an excellent opportunity  
for a motivated self-starter to be a part of a premier international  
seismological data center and help define its future services and  

In collaboration with DMC staff and the user community, the selected  
applicant will perform the following duties:

Coordinate input from the seismological community and help prioritize  
projects that the DMS undertakes.
Solicit broad input from the seismological community and IRIS staff in  
order to help define project specifications.
Assume the responsibility for managing projects within the IRIS DMS  
drawing from internal and external resources.
Work closely with the community and DMS staff in the definition,  
prototyping, and production of value added products that benefit a  
broad spectrum of users including seismologists, earth scientists and  
potentially non-scientists.
Participate in the development of budgets, maintain project management  
tracking tools, and generate reports that provide status of projects.
Successful applicants should have an understanding of modern  
seismological practices and techniques. A Ph.D. in seismology is  
preferred however candidates with a Masters degree in geophysics will  
be considered.  Applicants should have more than 5 years of experience  
in managing significant projects. Applicants should have an  
understanding of the software development lifecycle and quality  
assurance concepts. Experience with the UNIX operating system (or its  
variants) is essential. Experience in state of the art web services  
concepts would be beneficial. Experience in using applications such as  
MatLab and SAC would be advantageous. Experience in Relational  
Database technologies is also important.

IRIS is a university consortium with more than 100 institutional  
members.  IRIS is funded by the National Science Foundation to support  
facilities for research in seismology and the Earth Sciences. IRIS  
offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. For  
more information on IRIS consult http://www.iris.edu.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume highlighting  
pertinent work experience and the names and contact information for at  
least two references by August 31, 2008 to job at iris.washington.edu  
with the subject line "Director of Projects Search".

IRIS is an equal opportunity employer.

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