Research Engineering Technician I

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Sep 01, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute’s CyVerse team is looking for a part-time Research Software Engineering Technician to help extend CyVerse’s cloud-based services. CyVerse is the National Science Foundation’s premier data management platform, working to design, deploy, and expand a national cyberinfrastructure for life sciences research and train scientists in its use. This initiative brings together biologists, computer and information scientists and engineers, as well as experts from other disciplines, all working on integrated teams. CyVerse staff tackle prevailing computational and data-centric problems associated with providing large-scale research infrastructure for life science research. We are seeking a talented Research Software Engineering Technician to join our Cloud Native Services team who will work with other software engineers, computer scientists, project managers, and collaborators from other organizations to research, evaluate and implement software solutions for CyVerse’s cloud native services platform, focusing on the CyVerse Data Store and CyVerse Atmosphere. The Research Software Engineering Technician may also contribute to other CyVerse software projects. We seek highly-motivated individuals with an appetite to learn, ability to perform in team environments, flexible attitude, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills. Candidates may be asked to provide examples of prior scripts or source code. This position will require significant programming responsibilities.

As a cost-saving measure related to the impact ofCOVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by theArizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will benotified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programsguidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn moreabout the programs and whether this position is affected, please visithr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

TheUniversity of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-lifeprograms. For more information about working at the University of Arizona andrelocations services, please visit http://talent.arizona.edu/

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Researching, evaluating and implementing technical and software engineering solutions to satisfy current integration or operational challenges, new features or bugs found in the CyVerse Data Store or CyVerse Atmosphere services, focusing on open source solutions.
  • Evaluating emerging technologies and providing recommendations on the feasibility and integration points 
  • Gathering and identifying systems, networking, and storage requirements from CyVerse staff, developers, and users 
  • Creating additional scripts and programs as necessary 
  • Conducting technical experiments and benchmarks to analyze and report on performance, reliability, and scalability of CyVerse infrastructure
  • Assisting with systems/network administration, systems monitoring, technical documentation and support, as necessary
  • Additional duties may be assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Prior work experience not required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience may be required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with automation and configuration manage with Ansible
  • Experience in developing applications on top of cloud infrastructure software, such as OpenStack
  • Experience with using scientific workflows software, such as Makeflow and Argo
  • Experience developing or deploying applications in containerized environments, like Docker
  • Experience in deploying and orchestrating containers using Kubernetes
FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimePart TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week24 Job FTE0.6Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$16.50Compensation Typehourly rate Grade2 Career Stream and LevelOC1Job FamilyResearch Engineering Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date9/7/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesEdwin Skidmore
[email protected]
Open Date8/31/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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