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Software Engineer I/II

Boulder, Colorado
Software Engineer I : 58,000 - 87,000 , Software Engineer II : 72,200 - 108,300
Closing date
Jul 10, 2022

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Earth and Space Science Informatics, Geodesy
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Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
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UNAVCO is accepting applications for a Software Engineer I/II - Remote Work Options Available

Tracking Code: 237-532

To view the full position announcement, visit UNAVCO’s Career Website. Application review begins Monday, April 25, 2022 and will continue until filled.

Location: UNAVCO is based in Boulder, Colorado but supports remote and hybrid work arrangements.

Salary is based on the candidate’s qualifications within the established UNAVCO salary ranges:

  • Software Engineer I $ 58,000 - $ 87,000
  • Software Engineer II $72,200 - $108,300

Benefits:  UNAVCO offers very competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Supplemental Benefits, 4 weeks Paid Time off, and a retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution.

UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience which supports the National Science Foundation investigator community for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development with broad societal benefits. UNAVCO operates a large network of geodetic instruments (primarily GNSS) and a world class data facility and archive.

For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the utilization of cutting-edge technologies in geodesy while providing robust operational support for researchers exploring the solid Earth (earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.), the hydrosphere (deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, etc.), and the atmosphere.

The Software Engineer I/II is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, testing and documentation for components of software systems as well as unit and integration testing.

We are in the process of moving our data center into the cloud and looking for software engineers to help in this endeavor. We are upgrading our entire platform to run efficiently in the cloud.  As part of this effort we need software engineers to help with taking legacy code written in earlier versions of Java and bringing it forward to newer versions with better interfaces or alternative implementations that provide functionality used by the our field engineers that maintain and install the equipment. 

We welcome applications from software engineers who would like to pursue a career in the fields of cloud computing and big data analysis.

Required Education/Experience

  • Software Engineer I - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems or related STEM field at time of hire. OR A
  • Software Engineer II - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems or related STEM field and 3 years of experience in software development. OR a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related STEM field and 1 year of experience in software development.


  • Development experience with Java.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript and ability to use in development.
  • Knowledge of relational database and ability to write queries.

UNAVCO is unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States. 

UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds within the organization and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. All qualified and complete applications will be considered. Individuals needing an accommodation as part of the employment selection process should contact

UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff. As part of our commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks. UNAVCO complies with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

Vaccination Requirements: If offered employment, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination on or before your start date. Medical or religious exemption should be directed to


UNAVCO, Inc. a non-profit university-governed consortium facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. We challenge ourselves to transform human understanding of the changing Earth by enabling the integration of innovative technologies, open geodetic observations, and research, from pole to pole.

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