CIRES/Earth Lab Software Developer

Support transition of science code and workflows by developing data tools for and contributing to open source software.


Date posted

May 4, 2022 3:15 pm

Application deadline

June 4, 2022 5:00 pm


CIRES/Earth Lab at The University of Colorado Boulder


  • United States

Job description

CU-Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) provides data science for a number of research initiatives around the campus. We are encouraging applications for an Earth Lab Software Developer to join our team.

As part of CIRES and the CU-Boulder’s “Grand Challenge: Our Space, Our Future,” Earth Lab pushes the frontiers of coupled Earth and social system science. Earth Lab’s mission is to harness the wave of Earth observations from aerospace platforms (drone, aircraft, and space) in conjunction with other sources (e.g., social media, etc.) to better understand the pace and pattern of environmental change. Earth Lab:

  • Capitalizes on the data deluge from space to accelerate science;
  • Reduces environmental risk and surprise by using this wealth of data to understand and predict slow and abrupt Earth system change to help society manage and adapt; and,
  • Trains a new generation of data scientists in Earth analytics.

Earth Lab’s Analytics Hub is a state of the art analytics nexus that supports researchers and decision-makers to harness the data revolution to advance knowledge of the dynamics and interactions of the Earth system, towards actionable insights and tools. This includes applying innovative analytics, developing data tools and contributing to open source software to facilitate data curation, using scalable compute from in-house supercomputing to commercial cloud, and collecting data from drones and field surveys. Earth Lab is seeking a software developer to join its dynamic team. This position will report to the Earth Lab Analytics Hub Director.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

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Thank you, 

Jimena Ugaz
Human Resources Generalist
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder