[FRPythoneers] Hiring a Software Engineer II

Jeremy Smith jsmith at unavco.org
Wed Sep 14 09:00:22 MDT 2011


Hello Front Range Pythoneers,
	We (UNAVCO - a non-profit university-governed consortium) are hiring a software engineer II, which requires a background in python.

	I have worked there for almost five years and I think it's a great place to work.  You can read more about the position and apply here:

http://www.unavco.org/contact-us/employment/employment.html



	Here is the position overview:


 Software Engineer II

 

Position Overview

 

As a UNAVCO Software Engineer II you primary responsibility will be learning, maintaining, enhancing and problem resolution on the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) Dataflow system. Dataflow, written in Python and using a PostgreSql database, is a real-time system responsible for retrieving geodetic data every day from a growing network of over 1100 GPS receivers, borehole strainmeters and other geophysical instruments located throughout the western U.S., Mexico and the Carribean. You will work with other PBO software engineers, field engineers, data archive engineers and other organizations to ensure communications are maintained, new instruments are incorporated into the network, and data are being collected and delivered to various archives.

 

Summary

 

The Software Engineer is responsible for program design, construction, maintenance, testing and operations for the Dataflow system; the design of required database updates to support new Dataflow functionality and enhancements required to collect data from new instruments.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

·       Acquire expertise in the configuration, operation, maintenance and construction of the PBO Dataflow system.

·       Operate and monitor the state of the PBO Dataflow system and solve or participate in resolving all related problems that may arise.

·       Troubleshoot problems with instrument configurations, network configurations and software.

·       Design, code, and test all enhancements to the Dataflow system.

·       Design and test all database changes required to support Dataflow enhancements.

·       Assist other engineers in the evaluation of new geophysical instruments to determine if they will work within the current Dataflow system and, if not, the modifications and effort required to make them work.

·       As needed, update underlying software to use current technologies.

·       Build out a continuous testing/integration environment to ensure quality of modified software.

 

Skills and Knowledge

 

·       Proficient with Python 2.7 and familiarity with Python 3

·       Experience with the Python standard library, primarily; socket, multiprocessing, subprocess, argparse/optparse, logging, re, ftplib and doctest

·       Experience with the Python DB API, Psycopg-2 experience desired.

·       Familiarity with swig

·       Experience with SQL. Experience with Postgresql preferred.

·       Experience in shell scripting – bash preferred.

·       Experience with an integrated development environment – Eclipse preferred.

·       Excellent problem solving skills.

·       Good interpersonal skills working with team members, management and other highly technical personnel.

·       Desired experience –

o   Java

o   Javascript

o   PHP

o   Subversion or other source code control system


·       Knowledge or experience in GPS, geodesy, geology or geophysics is desired.

 

Education and Experience

 

·       Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems and 4 years experience in software engineering including 2 year experience with Python OR equivalent combination of education and experience.


Thanks,
Jeremy



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