The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory campus of Columbia University located in Palisades, New York, is seeking two Systems Analyst/Programmers for full-time positions within the Marine Geology and Geophysics department.
Reporting to the Research Professor, the Systems Analyst/Programmer will serve as a Geospatial Data Applications Programmer for NSF-funded data management systems supporting scientific research in Ocean and Polar geosciences. Foster the design, implementation, and maintenance of online information systems and mapping applications provided by the Rolling Deck to Repository Program, the US Antarctic Program Data Center, GeoMapApp, and the Marine Geoscience Data System. Commit to developing and maintaining front-end and back-end application software components, web services, and web applications.
Responsible for maintaining existing tools and developing new tools to support data curation and API-based tools for the search and discovery of geospatial data from relational databases. Contribute to the maintenance and development of tools to support improved (meta)data exchange and data system interoperability.
Responsible for the maintenance and development of map-based tools for exploring and visualizing earth science data, including web map interfaces and Desktop tools.
Will work as part of a team of geoinformaticists including data managers, developers, and project principal investigators. Requires independent judgment and initiative.
Bachelor???s degree and/or it's equivalent required; preferably in Computer or Data Science, Geoscience, or Geography plus a minimum of 2 years of programming experience required.
Must have strong problem-solving, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Must have the ability to maintain, augment and document existing software components written in a variety of languages.
The position requires strong problem-solving skills, the ability to troubleshoot existing code, and a high level of responsibility, independence, and organization in the normal performance of duties.
Basic understanding of SQL is preferred.
Domain knowledge and experience with geospatial data technologies and standards and/or analysis would be an advantage.
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