Geospatial Developer (Senior Faculty Specialist)
- University of Maryland Department of Geographical Sciences
- College Park, Maryland
- Closing date
- Jul 22, 2022
- Social Sciences
- Career Level
- Any Experience Level Considered
- Education Level
- Job Type
- Relocation Cost
- No Relocation
- Sector Type
The University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Geographical Sciences is searching for a Geospatial Developer at the rank of Senior Faculty Specialist.
The initial duration of this appointment is for a two year term with the potential for extension based on performance and availability of funding.
This role would be a member of the Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) and the Spatial Multiscale Analytical Science Hub (SMASH), in addition to the Department of Geographical Sciences. As such, the geospatial developer would be encouraged to interact with these broader communities and potential collaborate on additional projects.
Minimum Qualifications and Required Skills
- BS in Geospatial Data Science, Geographic Information Science, Computer Science or close equivalent;
- Experience developing and optimizing algorithms;
- Demonstrated ability to independently craft and document scientific code;
- Experience constructing end-to-end user-facing data delivery systems (EX. REST APIs, web-based mapping, programmatic APIs);
- Comfortable working with the python geospatial stack, including GDAL, shapely, Rasterio, Geopandas, PySAL, rasterstats, etc.;
- Familiarity with geospatial data structures and algorithms and OGC standard protocols (EX. COGs, STACs);
- Familiarity with current remote sensing platforms (Landsat, Sentinel, WV, Planet) and data delivery systems (EarthExplorer, Google Earth Engine, SentinelHub, S3);
- Understanding of Web 3 systems and P2P networking;
- Experience using desktop software, such as QGIS;
- Ability to incorporate diverse development tools and environments, such as Docker, Docker Compose, reverse proxies (Nginx, Traefix, etc), Git, Github, NPM, Poetry, AWS (S3, DynamoDB, EC2, Snowball, Lambda), Jupyter Notebooks, Linux;
- Excellent English oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Exposure and willingness to learn Go, Solidity, Rust, etc., as required to complete job requirements;
- Experience with EVM Blockchains and interest in exploring blockchain-related technical research;
- Familiarity with onloading data to IPFS, Filecoin, and other decentralized - “Web 3” – systems;
- Experience conducting or contributing to GIS and Remote Sensing research projects;
- Experience writing documentation for non-technical audiences;
- Experience with remote sensing for publicly funded agencies (EX. NGA, NASA, USGS, IARPA, FEMA);
- Previous contributions to advancing data equity and access;
- History of open source software development, including successfully distributing and packaging scientific and non-scientific software systems.
Applications should include a brief (1 page) cover letter, a resume or CV, and the names and contact details (including phone and e-mail) of 3-5 references.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by July 22nd, but the search will continue until the position is filled. To Apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/96492.
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Taylor Oshan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on this position and on academic and research programs of the Department can be found at http://www.geog.umd.edu. Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
The Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park has a mission to make fundamental contributions to the advancement of geographic science. A look at the department's contributions through teaching, research, and more are shown in https://youtu.be/aORoA-cgCkw
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