XML and DB programmer for the SBC and MCR LTER

Opportunity Type: 
Jobs

Two Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) projects based at UC Santa Barbara are seeking a programmer to create code for ecological and environmental metadata in a specialized XML format. Metadata are maintained in a relational database and will be exported as Ecological Metadata Language (EML). The programmer will translate functional requirements into code design. This is a temporary appointment and the project is expected to be completed in approximately six months during 2013.

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Position announcement

XML and DB programmer for the SBC and MCR LTER

Two Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) projects administered by the UC Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute (UCSB MSI) are seeking a programmer (CNT-III) to create code for ecological and environmental metadata in a specialized XML format. Metadata are maintained in a relational database, to be exported as XML. The programmer will translate functional requirements into code design, and will participate in the complete design process from prototype through production system, including documentation for wider use and for maintenance. This appointment is classified by UCSB as “casual” (non-career), and the project is expected to be completed in approximately six months during 2013. Compensation will be dependent on experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, with two or more years of work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, or completion of 60 college level credit hours with six years work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years software development using one or more modern programming languages
  • Demonstrated experience in object-oriented programming
  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge of standards and protocols used in the development of distributed systems applications, including service-oriented architecture (SOA) design and web services
  • Demonstrated experience in the use and programming of relational database management systems
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of software development life cycle methods, working in distributed environments, and in the use of collaboration tools

Preliminary designs include use of Java, Perl, SQLXML to implement RESTful web services. Familiarity with Eclipse and SVN are suggested. This position does not require on-site presence. If working remotely, must be adept with online collaboration tools and maintain online availability. In this case, at least one reference must be from prior experience working remotely.

More information about the ecological research projects (but not the programming task) can be obtained from these websites: mcr.lternet.edu or sbc.lternet.edu.

Position is open until filled.

Candidates should submit resume or CV plus contact information for 3 references via e-mail to mcrlter@msi.ucsb.edu. Place the text “MCR/SBC LTER Programmer Position” in the subject line of all e-mail correspondence.

UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Expiration Date: 
Tue, 2013-02-05
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