The Unidata Program Center is hiring! We are looking for a scientific data engineer to join our team in creating and maintaining software and data services to support the geosciences.
As part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, CO, Unidata offers competitive salaries and great benefits. UCAR was selected as one of the Best Companies to Work For in Colorado. Simply put, Unidata is a great place to work. Unidata's team environment provides high levels of autonomy and responsibility with great opportunity to excel individually and contribute to the team's success.
We are looking for an atmospheric science data expert to help us help our community of scientists access the Earth system science data that fuels their research. You'll have a chance work with a great team at the Unidata Program Center and and enthusiastic open source community to test, maintain, and develop Unidata software projects.
Specifically, we are looking for a person who is familiar with geoscience data in a variety of forms, who can help Unidata and its community effectively access those data. Some of the things you will do:
- Serve as a liaison to geoscience data providers: You'll establish and maintain relationships with industry data providers and major data centers, cultivating contacts and relationships with data sources in the Unidata Community. You'll build knowledge about the data available in the various Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) data feeds and the entities providing those data.
- Help maintain Unidata's data infrastructure:: You'll build a fundamental knowledge of the Unidata data infrastructure and participate in its maintenance, providing oversight and organization, and work to implement a standard approach to data infrastructure maintenance and operation. You'll understand and monitor health of the IDD data feeds and regularly examine and update configuration files as needed.
- Serve as a data liaison to the Unidata community: You'll act as an advocate and point of content for data-related topics, educating, informing, and training community members about ways to access data via Unidata’s data servers and distribution venues.
For a detailed job description see the official posting.
Note: We're casting a wide net for this position, hoping to find someone to join our team who shares our commitment to serving the geoscience education and research community. If that sounds like you, don't hesitate to apply even if you find yourself doubting your qualifications. If you're passionate about this work, we want to talk!
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