Senior Applications Programmer

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Senior Applications Programmer Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 202006235121 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $61,600 - $106,300 Position Information The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is hiring a Senior Applications Programmer to support two critical grant funded projects. The efforts of the Senior Applications Programmer will be divided equally (50%) among two NSF-funded projects: RIDIR and AsterixDB. The description of the job duties in each project appears below.RIDIR Project duties: The RIDIR project aims to develop a new body of spatial analytic methods for data intensive research in the social and behavioral sciences and enhance with them the open source spatial analysis library PySAL. The Senior Applications Programmer will serve as a non-research staff member for UCR’s RIDIR project. He or she will report to the project’s lead PI and will work closely with other faculty and research staff members associated with the RIDIR project at UCR. AsterixDB Project duties:ASTERIX is a collaborative project at UC Riverside and UC Irvine that has led to the development of AsterixDB, an open source highly scalable big data Management System. AsterixDB stores, indexes, and manages semi-structured data, e.g., much like MongoDB, but it supports a full query language with the expressiveness of SQL and more. Unlike analytics engines such as Apache Hive or Spark, it stores and manages data, so it can use knowledge of data partitioning and index availability to avoid scanning data sets to process queries. Core features of the system include: a NoSQL-style data model based on extending JavaScript Object Notation (JSON); a declarative query language (SQL++) for semi-structured data; a query execution engine, Apache Hyracks, for partitioned-parallel query execution; partitioned data storage and indexing for efficient ingestion of new data; support for querying external data as well as data stored in AsterixDB; a rich set of data types, including spatial, temporal, and textual data; indexing via B+trees, R-trees, and inverted keyword indexes; and, transactional support akin to that of other NoSQL stores. The Senior Applications Programmer will serve as a non-research staff member for UCR/UCI’s AsterixDB project. He or she will report to the project’s lead PI and will work closely with other faculty and research staff members associated with the project at UCR, UCI, and elsewhere. The holder of this role will also interact with external users of AsterixDB in order to provide them with appropriate technical support. The holder of this particular role will also be a key liaison between the AsterixDB and related projects and companies in industry.The expected duration of this position is for one year with the possibility of being extended to two years contingent upon grant funding. Budgeted salary range $61,600 to $91,400. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's degree in Computer Science or a closely related field with course work in systems-oriented areas (e.g., operating systems, networking, compilers, and/or data management) Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must pass a background check. Required
Minimum Requirements Demonstrated ability to understand functional needs and how systems can support those needs. Demonstrated ability to develop conversion and system implementation plans.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Intermediate knowledge of secure software development.
Demonstrated broad problem solving skills.
Demonstrated software repository skills. Demonstrated testing and test planning skills.
Thorough experience with common programming tools. Demonstrated ability to follow software specifications.
Experience with planning for deployment and creation of feedback mechanisms.
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Thorough experience with identification and use of code libraries and open-source forums.
Demonstrated ability to interface with management on a regular basis.
Advanced skills associated with software design, modification, implementation and deployment, including object-oriented programming concepts.
Demonstrated ability to contribute technical narrative to grant proposals.
Programming skills in several of: Java, C++, C#, Javascript, Python, Unix scripting. Experience with Apache Spark, relational database management and database web applications. Experience with software testing and Linux/Unix system use, operation, and basic administration.
Proven communication skills, including both written and oral communication. Willingness and ability to work productively in group settings. Proactive and self-driven task management ability and approach.
Preferred Qualifications At least 2-3 years of experience with tools and procedures relevant to the tasks and duties outlined in the job summary.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 8/20/2020
Application Due: 11/18/2020
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