Environmental Informatics Systems Analyst / NB50363277
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - Oak Ridge, TN

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The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an opening for an Environmental Informatics Systems Analyst in the Environmental Data Science & Systems science area (http://www.esd.ornl.gov/research/environ_data_systems/index.shtml). The successful candidate will be engaged in the development of a range of Web-based Environmental Informatics software tools, such as the scientific metadata creation tool, data processing tools, metadata harvesting, indexing, and searching tool. This work will include requirements analysis, development in Java (and other OO languages), and development in scripting languages, database programming, and general web page development. The work will initially be in support of the USGS CSAS Metadata Clearinghouse and DOE climate and ecological data centers.

Qualifications Required:
  • A Masters degree in Computer Science (or related field) or a Bachelors degree in Computer Science (or related field) plus at least 2 years of post-masters experience is required.
  • A minimum of two years experience working with environmental or ecological data and/or metadata is required. This includes experience working with common ecological metadata formats, such as FGDC, Dublin Core, and/or ISO 19115.
  • Demonstrated experience using object-oriented languages for development of one or moreInternet-facing applications is required.
  • A minimum of three years experience programming in Java, including experience working with a Java Framework is required, with Spring experience particularly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with open-source tools for indexing and searching large quantities of textual data is required, with Lucene and SOLR experience particularly preferred.
  • A minimum of two years practical experience using SQL in a modern relational database is required, with MySQL or PostGreSQL/PostGIS experience particularly preferred. Experience using SQL in conjunction with an object-relational framework such as Hibernate is particularly preferred.
  • A minimum of one year practical experience working with XML-related technologies, including XSLT and XML Schema is required.
  • A minimum of one year practical experience with Drupal 6.x/7.x and/or Fedora repository
  • Experience configuring and deploying applications to Apache and Tomcat servers are required.
  • Substantial user and developer experience working in both Linux and Windows environments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. In particular, the applicant must have a demonstrated ability to provide clearly written documentation both for other developers and for end users.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a largely self-directed fashion on multiple projects with competing priorities is required. At least some of the related experience must include working on one or more software development teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new information technologies as needed to implement a project is required.Desired Qualifications:
  • At least one year experience working in a research environment, providing software tools for persons engaged in scientific or engineering research, with experience in an environmental, ecological, or climate science area preferred.
  • Experience with development using one or more agile methodologies is desired.
  • Experience developing applications with REST and SOAP web services is desired.
  • Familiarity with geospatial information management and geospatial analysis tools is desired. Experience developing mash-up applications involving Google Earth and Google Maps tools is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following technologies: AJAX, JQuery, DWR, JSF, Struts, Java servlets, Java applets, multi-threaded applications, and CSS.

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