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R&D Software Engineer III at the University of Arizona

R&D Software Engineer III

Tucson, AZ, United States

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Position Highlights: 

    The research lab of Professor Laura Condon, in the department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, is seeking a motivated research software engineer to join our team and help develop the HydroGEN platform. Specifically, we are looking for an individual with expertise in data visualization and mapping that can interface between our hydrologic research team and our software development team. This position will collaborate with team members from participating institutions (Cyverse, University of Arizona, Princeton University, and ViQi) to support and extend a high profile, open source multi-cloud orchestration software. We seek a highly-motivated individual with an appetite to learn about new technologies, ability to perform in team environments, flexible attitude, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities Duties to include:
  • Analyzes production methods to ensure time and cost goals are reached.
  • Leads the development of professional processes, procedures, and standards for delivering quality products in a timely fashion.
  • Evaluate and research software technologies as necessary.
  • Provide or update relevant software documentation.
  • Provide support to users and create end-user documentation as needed.
  • Additional software engineering-related duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrable ability to meet deadlines and work with limited supervision.
  • Have a mindset to collaborate with management, user experience designers, and other software engineers.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have an excellent customer service attitude.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science or related field, and five years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Solid understanding or experience in using and development RESTful APIs, modeling contemporary best practices e.g. OpenAPI and Swagger.
  • Experience developing using microservices, containerized services, or distributed systems, including using with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience or strong understanding of event-driven services and architecture.
  • Experience debugging, monitoring, benchmarking, and optimizing the performance of web applications.
  • Experience in automating deployments using CI/CD, container orchestration, or ansible.
  • Experience in software development in a Linux environment, including management of underlying Linux network services is beneficial.
  • Experience with developing user interfaces using React, Next.js, Express, or other JavaScript frameworks is beneficial.
  • Experience in Python and GIS technologies.
  • Experience working with and visualizing large diverse datasets.
  • Experience with contemporary software development tools and processes, such as git, CI/CD, and containerized deployments.
  • Experience with creating software using databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, or Neo4j.