Berkeley Lab's Earth and Environmental Sciences Area has an opening for an Earth Sciences Computer Systems Engineer 1.
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an opportunity for an entry-level computer systems engineer to develop tools, software and data products for three large DOE-funded projects. The DOE's Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) is a new data archive for Earth and environmental science data (http://ess-dive.lbl.gov/). The DOE's Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area (http://watershed.lbl.gov/) investigates hydrological perturbations to mountainous watersheds, and their impacts to downstream water quantity and quality. The DOE's Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment Tropics (https://ngee-tropics.lbl.gov/) investigates tropical forest response to changing climate in the 21st century. These projects generate and manage diverse datasets from various environmental sciences that include hydrology, geology, ecology, geochemistry, biology, climate and geophysics.
The successful applicant will join the interdisciplinary data teams of these projects, which consist of earth/environmental scientists, and computer/data scientists. The position involves a combination of data science, software development, and user support to archive and improve usability of diverse, complex environmental data.
What You Will Do:
Utilize and maintain software tools for data/metadata curation, ingest, and publication.
Developing data management workflows, particularly for large datasets such as those from sensor networks, remote sensing campaigns, and model data.
Build file parsers, quality checkers and other tools to enable advanced search, data QA/QC, integration and visualization of data.
Provide technical user support, troubleshooting and triage of issues.
Develop user-friendly technical documentation.
Interact with production software development teams to test software, provide input on user/community requirements for feature development.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in related field and/or equivalent work experience.
A minimum of two years of related experience or combination of demonstrated knowledge, experience and education.
Experience in a high-level programming language (C++, Java, or Python).
Proficiency with git and code development/management tools, working with web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
Demonstrated experience providing technical support to scientific users.
Demonstrated experience with Earth science datasets and familiarity with earth science data repositories/data systems.
Knowledge of FAIR data management practices.
Strong interpersonal skills to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills .
Development of tools for QA/QC of data from sensor networks.
Experience managing data transfers with Globus.
Familiarity with JIRA or similar helpdesk software for user support workflows.
For full consideration, please apply by May 20, 2021.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
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Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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