Web Developer/Database Administrator at State University in Fort Collins, Colorado

Colorado State University
Published
June 25, 2020
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado
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20-108: Web Developer/Database Administrator

Working Title20-108: Web Developer/Database Administrator Position LocationFort Collins, CO Research Professional PositionYes Posting Number202000392AP Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week Proposed Annual Salary Range$50,000
- $55,000 Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on06/30/2020 Description of Work Unit The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) is a multi-million dollar research organization located on CSU's Foothills Campus in Fort Collins, Colorado.
CIRA is a cooperative institute (CI) that is also a research department within CSU's College of Engineering, in partnership with the Department of Atmospheric Science. Its vision is to conduct interdisciplinary research in the atmospheric sciences by entraining skills beyond the meteorological disciplines, exploiting advances in engineering and computer science, facilitating transitional activity between pure and applied research, leveraging both national and international resources and partnerships, and assisting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), CSU, the State of Colorado, and the Nation through the application of our research to areas of societal benefit.
Expanding on this Vision, our Mission is to serve as a nexus for multi-disciplinary cooperation among CI and NOAA research scientists, University faculty, staff and students in the context of NOAA-specified research theme areas in satellite applications for weather/climate forecasting. Important bridging elements of the CI include the communication of research findings to the international scientific community, transition of applications and capabilities to NOAA operational users, education and training programs for operational user proficiency, outreach programs to K-12 education and the general public for environmental literacy, and understanding and quantifying the societal impacts of NOAA research.
Position Summary The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to hire a Research Associate I or II to work on the CSU Foothills Campus, located 5 miles Northwest of the CSU main campus, and design, develop, and maintain websites and databases critical to the daily operation of NOAA's Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) and the Data Processing Center (DPC) that supports NASA's CloudSat and GeoCARB satellite missions. Specifically, the individual in this position will report to the RAMMB IT Manager and develop and implement optimized code to support and advance data processing and the user visualization and interactive experience for high-profile research and public outreach websites such as to http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu and https://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu. Position title of Research Associate I will apply to the finalist with a Bachelor's Degree and 1
- 3 years of experience working in web development, and position title of Research Associate II will apply to the finalist with a Bachelor's Degree and 3 or more years of experience working in web development, or a Master's degree and at least 1 year of experience working in web development. The individual in this position must be able to pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI, Tier 1 federal background investigation) in order to access federal computer systems.

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Note: Please detail each of these items in your cover letter.● for Research Associate I: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field plus 1-3 years of experience working in web development with an emphasis on server-side and client-side programming, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, ECMAScript and CSS;● for Research Associate II: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field plus 3 or more years of experience working in web development with an emphasis on server-side and client-side programming, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, ECMAScript and CSS -OR
- Master's Degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field plus at least 1 year of experience working in web development with an emphasis on server-side and client-side programming, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, ECMAScript and CSS;● ability to pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI, Tier 1 federal background investigation) in order to access federal computer systems;● experience designing, developing and troubleshooting databases in Linux (SQL, MySQL Postgres);● experience working with distributed source control such as GIT;● UNIX/Linux skills, experience using terminal and command line utilities;● excellent communications skills, experience working independently, multitasking, presenting to a group of people, and meeting specific goals and deadlines.

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Note: Please highlight any applicable items in your cover letter.● familiarity with satellite remote sensing, automating satellite imagery processing, McIdas;● familiarity with the RAMMB/SLIDER webpage and its current operation;● experience working with MongoDB;● experience working with modern web frameworks (e.g., ReactJS, AngularJS, etc.);● experience working with open source GIS such as PostGIS;● experience working with Python programming packages such cartopy, SatPy, pyresample, pytroll;● experience working with containerizing applications, docker;● experience working with nginx and/or apache configuration and optimization; ● experience administrating Linux system, bash scripting;● Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrable experience building accessible websites that meet the most current version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) published by the W3C. Knowledge/Experience with:
+ User interfaces and interactive deliverables that perform well both on mainstream devices and with assistive technology + Semantic and ARIA mark-up elements + Product accessibility testing continuously through all development stages + Troubleshooting, revising, and updating websites encumbered by legacy code accessibility constraints.
Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Essential Duties Special Instructions to Applicants To apply, upload a cover letter and resume or CV, along with the names and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
NOTE: In your cover letter, please specifically address the required qualifications of this position.
A cover letter that fails to address the qualifications of this position may not be further considered after review by the search committee.
Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contactlinn.barrett@colostate.edu EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836. Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
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