Are you passionate about building tools for open science? Do you want to promote reproducible and synthetic research on the earth and the environment? Do you love to collaborate at the intersection of science and engineering?
We seek talented Science Software Engineers to join our open science development team to create a software infrastructure enabling ecological and environmental synthesis at global scales. Projects focus on federated approaches to share and manage scientific data, analysis code, and other products to enable open, reproducible science and facilitate synthetic research. Projects will include building software for data analysis and integration in systems like R and Matlab that incorporate modern approaches to semantics and provenance modeling. Current and past projects have built systems including the KNB Data Repository, the DataONE federation of repositories, the Arctic Data Center, and Ecological Metadata Language, among many others. Upcoming projects will focus on automating metadata quality evaluation, building systems to support and promote open data citation, and designing and improving data discovery and metadata and data submission systems for data repositories.
Principal duties include: systems analysis, design, and development for server, web, and desktop scientific data management and analysis applications; web design and development; creation of end-user documentation and training materials; community outreach and training. Research projects are conducted at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS; http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/ecoinformatics/) at UC Santa Barbara.
Experience in or exposure to ecological and environmental science research is desirable, as is background and understanding of statistical analysis and modeling (e.g., in R, Matlab), and approaches to manipulating geospatial data. Experience with software application development for science, including familiarity with statistical, modeling, and geospatial data programming tools and techniques is desirable. In addition, understanding of and experience with technologies for provenance tracking (W3C PROV), the semantic web (e.g., RDF, OWL) and the Linked Open Data web are highly desirable.
Salary Hiring Range
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Special Conditions of Employment
Position is part of grant-funded research, and so continuation beyond 1.5 years depends on future funding availability.
How To Apply
Submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your CV or resumé detailing your experience and qualifications, and contact information for 3 non-peer references along with the UCSB job application via the UCSB Human Resources web site. Search for job #20170248. Open until filled.