Climate Hazards Center Applications Programmer
Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: October 17, 2020
Payroll Title: Applications Programmer 2
Job Code: 7299
Job Open Date: 9/30/20
Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled: 10/25/20
Department Code-Name: GEOG- Geography Dept.
Percentage of Time: 100%
Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU): 99 - Non Represented
Grade Type/Grade: PSS / 20
FLSA Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Work Location: Ellison Hall
Pay Rate/Range: Salary commensurate with education and
Days/Hours: M-F (8-5pm)
DEPARTMENT MARKETING STATEMENT
The Climate Hazards Center (CHC, chc.ucsb.edu) is a research center
within the Department of Geography. It is an alliance of
multidisciplinary scientists and food security analysts utilizing
climate and crop models, satellite-based earth observations, and
socioeconomic data sets to predict and monitor droughts and food
shortages among the world's most vulnerable populations. Through
partnerships with USAID, USGS, and FEWS NET, the CHC provides early
warning to save lives and secure livelihoods.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES
As part of The Climate Hazards Center, the Application Programmer
works closely with CHC Principal Investigators and scientific
programmers on a variety of activities related to scientific data
set production, developing a shared codebase, data archive
management, and web-based software/interface development. The
activities of the position will focus on supporting efforts of the
Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET, fews.net) and the
data and analytical needs of CHC partners.
* Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience
* Demonstrated experience writing, refactoring, and documenting
complex scripts used to perform data processing and analysis.
* Demonstrated ability to make reusable/functional code for
cleaning, processing, and modeling spatial/temporal data from
multiple sources, spatial scales, and temporal frequencies into a
* Proficiency with Unix OS, and familiarity with Windows and Mac
* Experience with computer languages and web services including
* Proven ability to communicate technical and non-technical
information in a clear and concise manner, whether through
discussion, email, or technical documentation.
* Experience managing and curating large (100s of TBs) online data
archives and computer code repositories.
* Ability to manage cron jobs that harvest and process data from
* Expertise in handling, processing, and visualizing large
geophysical and remote sensing data sets.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
* UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment.
JOB FUNCTIONS/PERCENTAGE OF TIME/DUTIES
Analyze Computer Programs - 50% (Daily)
* Writes, refactors, and documents computer programs designed to
create and analyze CHC data sets.
Organize Digital File System - 25% (Daily)
* Analyzes, organizes, and curates filesystem content, while
working with CHC scientists to make sure they have access to key
data sets in a logical and organized manner. Develops file-naming
conventions for internal and outward-facing content. Reduces
duplication and archives outdated data products. This may also
include the management of cron jobs used for harvesting and
updating data products.
Design - 15% (Weekly)
* Develops, designs, and implements web-based interfaces to allow
fundamental interaction and analysis of data sets. These
applications would be built on existing platforms, and would be
designed to meet specific needs and requirements of CHC
Manage Database - 10% (Weekly)
* Updates, manages, and expands CSCD Postgres station database.
This includes working with CHC scientists and programmers to ensure
they can access the needed data from the database. Potentially
develops routines to identify erroneous or problematic data in the
database could be included.
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