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  • Requisition no: 503217
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • School/Department: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Grade: Grade 12
  • Categories: Information Technology, Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

Position Summary

The responsibilities of the Applications Developer include: develop, enhance, and optimize interactive web applications and web services for on-line geoscience information systems developed and operated by the Geoinformatics Research Group (GRG) at Lamont with a specific focus on creating innovative solutions for user interface and user experience (UI/UX) that help optimize usability and appearance of GRG web applications. Responsible for developing web design and business logic functions according to software design specifications; write, test, and debug code; monitor end-user performance and problems on applications/systems. Develop clear and concise documentation of complex scope. Contribute to presenting work at scientific meetings, in science journals, and technical reports.


Responsibilities

  • Develop web design and business logic functions according to software design specifications; write, test, and debug code; monitor end-user performance and problems on applications/systems.
  • Develop technical documentation.
  • Assist the GRG Director in preparing materials needed for presentations and reports for scientific meetings, in science journals, and technical reports.
  • Received direct supervision from the Doherty Senior Research Scientist serving as Director of the Geoinformatics Research Group. Independent judgment and initiative required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field, and minimum of 3 years of professional web application development experience are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferred.  Demonstrated experience with Web Application development and programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, PHP, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3; proficient understanding and hands on experience with popular Web Frameworks such as Angular, React, Vue or Django.

  • Good knowledge or hands on experience with Web Services (REST), relational database management systems (PostgreSQL), Linux, Docker, GitHub, Elasticsearch or Solr.

  • The successful candidate will have knowledge of scientific data, research practices, and provenance. Possess excellent problem-solving skills and logical thinking ability. Will be strongly collaborative, agile, and proactive in working with both technical and non-technical colleagues and clients. 


Other Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Must be willing to continuously update technical skills.
  • Only online applications will be accepted. 

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