COMPUTER RESEARCH, SPEC 2
University of Florida UFL - Gainesville, FL

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Requisition number:
0902491
POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Title
COMPUTER RESEARCH, SPEC 2

Working Title
COMPUTER RESEARCH, SPEC 2

Position number:
00027721

Advertised Salary:
$30,000 starting salary. Negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

FLSA Status:
Exempt

Job Type
Full-Time

Job Category
TEAMS

Work Location
Main Campus (Gainesville)

If other work location

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department:
60070000-AG-AGRICUL / BIOLOGICAL ENG

College/Unit
60070000-AG-AGRICUL / BIOLOGICAL ENG
POSTING TEXT

Job Description:
Update and maintain databases by setting and enforcing standards and controls, prepares for database expansion by studying plans and requirements, advise senior technical management, coordinates design and programming, secures database by developing policies, procedures, and controls.

Implement and maintain quality-checking algorithms for weather data, monitors and reviews weather observations, implement corrective action when appropriate, design and implement automated self-diagnostics and QC algorithms that look at raw sensor data and prevent questionable data from being stored in the database without verification.

Develop and perform statistical analysis of long-term historical weather data, conduct trend analysis, implement algorithms to detect the event of extreme events and to rank the warmest, coldest, driest, and wettest periods on record for each of a given weather station.

Web programming: Monitor performance and upgrade web-based tools on AgroClimate.org, design and implement improved web page layouts and functionally of the system. This task requires working knowledge of PHP and Java programming language.

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years directly related professional work experience.

This is a time limited position.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have additional qualifications including:
• A BSc or MSc in computer science, statistics, or closely related field.
• Experience working with and maintaining databases
• Experience developing programs with R statistical language
• Experience with PHP , Java, and HTML
• Experience in working in an international environment and/or with scientists using quantitative models.
• Familiarity with the development of web-based software tools for data management systems.
• Familiarity with advanced concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of open source application design on various OS systems and platforms

Health Assessment Required:
No

Special instructions to applicants:
Please do not contact department directly. Online applications accepted only.

Posting Date:
02/12/2013

Closing Date:
02/21/2013

Open Until Filled:

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