[unav_all] UNAVCO Job Announcement - Data Engineer I

Rose Blas blas at unavco.org
Fri Aug 14 10:30:18 MDT 2009

Data Engineer I


UNAVCO is seeking candidates for its Data Engineer I position.  This
position will work at our UNAVCO office in Boulder, Colorado.  The
successful candidate will work as part of the Plate Boundary Observatory
(PBO) team to deploy, operate, and maintain computer software/ hardware
systems for real-time data acquisition from the PBO BPS network and delivery
of these data to end users, partner analysis centers and data archives, as
well as assist at maintaining and upgrading software systems for file-based
data acquisition and delivery via internet protocol to archives and analysis


The selected candidate will perform the following functions:

.         Install and configure real-time network control software at
partner sites, integrating remote software with existing PBO real-time

.         Manage external vendor's ongoing development and maintenance of
PBO's real-time network control software, including work on the user
interface, web-based display of data/metadata, and integration with PBO's
operational database.  

.         Assist with design and development of PBO web pages dealing with
real-time data operations.

.         Assist other Data Engineers in maintaining reliable
(non-real-time) data/metadata acquisition and delivery from GPS,
strainmeter, tiltmeter and other stations to internal systems, partner
analysis centers and data archives.

.         Help develop and maintain automated processes for IP based network
data collection, monitoring and status reporting, including software modules
to support data transfers, error reports and process statistics related to
network activities.

.         Help develop and refine software programs to support the
operational monitoring of data telemetry/collection/distribution from PBO
GPS, strainmeter, tiltmeter and other instruments.


The ideal candidate must be proficient in Python and UNIX shell-script
programming and practices, working knowledge of Perk and SQL, proficient
with network/internet protocols, IP-based data acquisition system, network
analysis and monitoring tools, and a working knowledge of UNIX, SuSE, MacOSX
and MS Windows.  A bachelor's degree in computer science with an emphasis in
software engineering or related engineering field and two or more years of
recent experience in network data management or administration, and web
interface development using HMTL, XML, and PHP.




Please visit our website at www.unavco.org/careers for additional
information on this position and to submit a letter of interest, resume
highlighting pertinent work experience and at least two references by
September 18, 2009. 


UNAVCO, Inc. is a non-profit membership-governed consortium funded through
the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA). UNAVCO's mission facilitates geoscience research and
education using geodesy.  Most of UNAVCO's members are geophysical
geodesists who study deformation.  The primary tool supported by UNAVCO has
been GPS.  However, UNAVCO is moving toward including support for other
techniques useful for studying deformation, such as borehole strainmeters,
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), and Light Detection and
Ranging (LIDAR).  For additional information on UNAVCO, please visit our
website at www.unavco.org.  


UNAVCO offers a very competitive set of benefits including medical,
dental/vision insurance, STD, LTD, Life insurance, and a retirement plan.
Salary will be commensurate with responsibilities and experience.


UNAVCO is an AA/EEO Employer

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