Software Developer

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UNC Asheville Overview: UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.

UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. ( Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title: Software Developer
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: NEMAC
Position Summary: UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center ( NEMAC ) helps people understand—and reach decisions in— a complex and changing world.

NEMAC conducts applied environmental research to create tools that address the challenges and opportunities of human interaction with the environment. By integrating data, creating visualizations, facilitating understanding, and providing decision support, we work to address issues that impact our society. Our goal is to help people understand the relevance and importance of complex environmental issues. With the assistance of UNC Asheville undergraduate research interns, NEMAC develops web applications, interactive geographic information systems ( GIS ) solutions, multimedia delivery technologies, and print media. Over the last several years, NEMAC has built multiple nationally recognized online decision support tools that have supported decision making in the areas of climate variability and change, forest health, and other environmental issues.

NEMAC is currently seeking a Software Developer to join our staff in a full-time position to support NEMAC's applied research efforts.

The successful applicant will conduct applied research and assist in the development, and maintenance of geospatial web applications and decision support tools and must have proven experience with full-stack development, geospatial technologies, and cloud-native software solutions. He or she must have experience with outreach and working with external partners to help end users better understand complex systems data and information through innovative and interactive tools and technologies. The person filling this position must be technically savvy but also have excellent applied research, communication and project management skills to support NEMAC's overall program.
Position Number: 000134
Months per Year: 12 Months
FLSA: Exempt
Full Time/Part_Time: Full-Time
Salary Information:

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: E0187
Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field
  • Experience developing software for applied research
  • Experience with full-stack web development
  • Experience developing software solutions for cloud-native environments
  • Experience building software with version control in a team environment

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:
  • Coursework in advanced mathematics and/or statistics
  • Experience developing geospatial web applications
  • Experience maintaining client relationships
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate interns
  • Experience developing microservices on the AWS platform
  • Experience deploying applications with Kubernetes
  • Experience maintaining computing resources with AWS , OpenStack, or similar cloud technologies
  • Experience with the maintenance of spatial data using GDAL , QGIS , and Esri software
  • Experience with the geospatial web server Mapserver
  • Familiarity with DevOps principles
  • Experience deploying cloud resources with Terraform
  • Experience with content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress
  • Experience troubleshooting Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems
  • Experience with business support tools like the Value Proposition Canvas and Business Model Canvas
  • Experience maintaining Linux web servers
  • Experience building decision support tools for applied forest science
  • Experience developing websites with Drupal 7 and/or 8
  • Familiarity with statistical analyses and data management practices used in computational forest science
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit and the Steps to Resilience
  • Familiarity with coastal resilience decision support tools
  • Manage users on several Drupal based portals

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of fundamental web technologies HTML , CSS , and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of AWS cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of GIS technologies: GDAL , QGIS , and ArcMap
  • Knowledge of relational database management systems like PostgreSQL
  • Ability to adapt to new technical environments
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Ability to function in a highly self-directed manner
  • Knowledge of Drupal 7 and 8, including best practices for responsive design, front-end development, and backend maintenance
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Recruitment Range: $40,000-$44,500
Work Schedule and Hours: Typical hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; occasional overtime may be needed to meet the needs of the department.
Posting Date: 07/22/2019
Closing date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Anticipated Start Date:
Special Instructions to the Applicant: Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. ( EST ) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.





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Posted: 7/23/2019
Application Due: 9/21/2019
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