Payroll Title: Applications Programmer 3
Apply at: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucsb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&SiteId=31&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=53891&PostingSeq=1
Hiring/Budgeted Salary: The full salary range for this title is $68,700 - $132,500 annually. The budgeted salary that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $83,680 - $94,140 annually.
Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University.
This is a one-year contract position with possibility of extension based on additional extramural funding.
Work Location: 1021 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
Working Days and Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Benefits Eligibility: Full Benefits
Remote or Hybrid Work Arrangement: Not eligible for fully remote work.
For full consideration, please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.
The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UCSB seeks an experienced web developer and designer to support a newly funded program focused on developing a Wildfire Resilience Index for the US and Canadian West. Built on the success of the NCEAS’ Ocean Health Index, the Western Wildfire Resilience Index will provide policymakers and the public with clear, actionable metrics on wildfire resilience to improve management. As part of this two-year project you will support a broader research team by designing, creating, and deploying web applications that creatively communicate cutting edge scientific data and results to a diversity of audiences from other researchers, policymakers, managers, and the public.
Residency at NCEAS:
NCEAS is located in scenic downtown Santa Barbara, California. The Center is known for fostering interaction and collaboration, a characteristic that leads to the success of its scientists. NCEAS has a growing and thriving community of postdocs, resident scientists, and analysts, and a frequent influx of leading scientists and practitioners from around the world participating in working group projects across a diverse range of initiatives. NCEAS is also a leader in data science training, offering courses and expertise in reproducible workflows, data infrastructure, and environmental statistics. We expect that employees will contribute their knowledge, interests, and enthusiasm to the intellectual atmosphere. This Developer should anticipate spending the vast majority of their time in residence at the Center. NCEAS is committed to improving diversity and inclusion in science. We value the diversity of expertise, backgrounds, needs, and experiences reflected among our residents, visitors, and broader communities. We are committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, parental status, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, citizenship status, and nationality. To see the steps we are taking to advance diversity and inclusion please see our full statement here: https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/diversity-inclusion.
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Brief Summary of Job Duties
- Bachelor's degree in environmental science, earth science, ecology, data science, computer science, or equivalent experience
- Master's degree in environmental science, earth science, ecology, data science, computer science, or a related field
- At least 1 year of experience in data analysis for junior specialist; 5 years for Assistant Specialist
- Clean, efficient coding abilities, preferably in R and/or Python
- Ability to review and synthesize large amounts of literature and disparate data sources
- Ability to communicate complex information using data visualization techniques
- Analytical and problem-solving skills, paired with the ability to develop creative and efficient solutions
- Interpersonal communication skills to collaborate with diverse scientific teams
- Outstanding organizational skills
- Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team
- Strong publication record
- Experience working with groups outside of academia (policymakers, industry, NGOs, etc.)
- Demonstrates an understanding and acceptance of diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts that are broader than only race, ethnicity, and gender
Special Conditions of Employment
Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties
- 50% WEB DESIGN and APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: Designs and implements web-based and other solutions for delivery of scientific research products and related materials as needed by NCEAS Projects. Applies skills as seasoned web developer to design, develop, implement, and maintain innovative, informative, and attractive web-based software applications conveying the products of multidisciplinary scientific research and other activities associated with NCEAS.
- 25% GRAPHICS and USER INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT: Designs, recommends, and implements scientific infographics, logos, page-layouts, etc. as well as cutting-edge, highly-usable graphical interfaces, for new and existing desktop and web-based scientific applications supporting NCEAS Projects.
- 10% USABILITY TESTING: Designs and conducts usability tests to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of user interface designs for researchers and target user communities. Works with additional external usability teams as needed
- 10% DOCUMENTATION: Documents and archives software code, designs, images, and systems for use by other project developers, and assists in the preparation of grant-related reports and publications.
- 5% COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION: Travels to other sites as needed to consult with scientists at participating institutions. Travels to science and engineering conferences to represent UCSB by presenting results of NCEAS' affiliated projects to a national/international science community.
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