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Software Engineer II_III

Boulder, Colorado
Software Engineer I: $72,200 - $108,300 , Software Engineer II: $82,200 - $127,500
Closing date
Jul 10, 2022

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Earth and Space Science Informatics, Geodesy, Social Sciences , Solid Earth Geophysics
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UNAVCO, Inc. is accepting applications to fill one Software Engineer II/III position. 
Tracking Code: 238-532
To view the full position announcement, visit UNAVCO’s Career Website. Applications will only be accepted via the career website; application review begins Tuesday, July 5, 2022 and will continue until filled.

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

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

  • Software Engineer II $72,200 - $108,300 Software Engineer III $82,200 - $127,500

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

UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience which provides support to 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. This facility supports a broad range of applications from the study of plate tectonics and earthquakes to real-time precise vehicle navigation and fiducial networks. 

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, plate tectonics), the hydrosphere (deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, sea level change), and the atmosphere. Our instrumentation toolbox includes high-precision GPS/GNSS, lidar and optical imagery, synthetic aperture radar, borehole geophysics, and more.

Software Engineers are responsible for design, development, implementation, testing and documentation for components of software systems that support the following functions: data collection, data flow, data archiving, database interaction, web-based data/metadata search and access, interoperability, quality control, formatting, pre-processing and visualization.

UNAVCO is currently transitioning to a new cloud-native architecture, with design components that include Docker, Kubernetes, Apache Kafka, TileDB, TimeScaleDB, and Elasticsearch that will be deployed primarily on Amazon Web Services. We also operate legacy applications in a VMWare private cloud environment. We anticipate a rapidly evolving future that necessitates adoption of new technologies and technology stacks.

Required Education and Experience

  • 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.


  • Knowledge of software engineering, including development, staging, and production environments for deployment. Knowledge of languages such as Java, Python, C++, Node.js.

We are 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 in all positions within the organization and is fully 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 with a disability 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 before your appointment or 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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