CIRES/ NOAA SWPC Software Developer

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is seeking a full-time Software Developer to work with the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC).

 

Date posted

Nov. 8, 2021 2:30 pm

Application deadline

Dec. 8, 2021 5:00 pm

Organization

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder

Location

  • United States

Job description

Job Summary

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is seeking a full-time Software Developer to work with the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). SWPC is the nation’s official source of space weather alerts and warnings. SWPC forecasts and products support a wide range of customers, including power grid operators, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), aviation, satellite operators, and emergency managers.


The data center and enterprise architecture at SWPC include Linux (RHEL), VMWARE, and associated computer and software systems. The reliable operation of these systems is paramount to the Center’s critical role in protecting our nation from space weather impacts. As a Software Developer, the selected candidate will work as part of SWPC’s Development and Transition Section (DTS) team to design, implement, maintain, improve, and support the applications and services necessary for carrying out the Center’s mission.


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.

Who We Are

At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

https://cires.colorado.edu/

As part of NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) operates 24/7 to operate as the nation’s official source of space weather alerts and warnings - safeguarding society with actionable space weather information. SWPC forecasts and products support a wide range of customers, including power grid operators, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), aviation, satellite operators, emergency managers, the general public, industry and government agencies.

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to understand system requirements and iteratively develop software system solutions.
  • Use best practices including, but not limited to software development, code reviews, software security, source code management, documentation, testing, system monitoring, and deployment.
  • Create reliable data collection and presentation systems.
  • Enhance, support, and troubleshoot existing operational systems.

What You Should Know

  • Please note that those applicants requiring visa sponsorship now or in the future will not be considered for this position.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to legally work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Please note that while the position details the requirements in the "minimum qualifications" and "what you will need" sections, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all the skills and experience from the "what we would like you to have" section to be considered for this position. If you meet the requirements, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.
  • This position will be rostered in CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder but will be physically situated in the David Skaggs Research Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305.
  • If you are the selected finalist you will be required to pass a federal laboratory background clearance for site access.

What We Can Offer

  • CIRES can offer a generous compensation package. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and determined based on our CIRES internal career track classification.
  • The annual hiring salary range for this position is $55k - $100k.
  • Relocation funds are available for this position following CIRES and the University of Colorado’s relocation processes and procedures.
  • We have a great work culture that emphasizes work-life balance.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Computer programming experience.
  • Linux experience.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to think critically and problem solve.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Ability to work well in a team and to build strong interpersonal relationships which facilitate cross-team knowledge sharing.

What We would Like You To Have

  • Experience with Git (Bitbucket), GitLab or GitHub.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Docker Containerization, Container Orchestration, and automated software testing.
  • Ability to work in a mission-focused, operational environment.
  • Ability to contribute to a diverse and inclusive workforce at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA/SWPC.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. Be prepared to submit a list of 5 professional references (2 of whom must be/must have been supervisors or professors). If you are selected as a finalist, we will ask you to contact your references so that they can complete a SkillSurvey questionnaire on your behalf. SkillSurvey is an online automated reference check solution. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
 If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable) as an optional attachment.
 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position will remain posted until filled. 
 
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
 
To apply, please visit https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/CIRES-NOAA-SWPC-Software-Developer/34272

For more details

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/CIRES-NOAA-SWPC-Software-Developer/34272