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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 21, 2020
Since 2005, UC Berkeley's Geospatial Innovation Facility has provided leadership and training across a broad array of integrated geospatial technologies. Our mission is to help people better understand the changing world through the analysis and visualization of spatial data. We develop innovative tools such as Cal-Adapt that engage users in understanding complex environmental data and provide training opportunities for students to learn how they can use spatial data to answer critical questions. We collaborate with domain experts on campus, partner with industry, and reach out to community organizations to bring world-class geospatial technology to UC Berkeley, the Bay Area, and beyond.
The GIF is currently looking for an enthusiastic Web Application Developer to join our team in designing a next-generation Cal-Adapt.org. Our work focuses on building data driven, user friendly, interactive tools and visualizations that allow users to explore, analyze, and share complex environmental information to support climate adaptation and decision making. The Web Application Developer will work closely with our small creative team of experienced programmers to help design and build new tools and strengthen the data processing pipeline for Cal-Adapt and other grant-funded GIF projects. We are looking for a talented Web Developer who is excited about applying their skills to help solve some of the most critical challenges facing the world today. As part of the GIF team, you will be contributing to creating open source tools and applications that can make a real impact on California's ability to adapt to the changing climate.
Analyze existing programs, devise logic procedures, perform coding, data analysis, and test/debug programs through the application of professional programming concepts. Responsible for developing and testing code to ensure that it meets quality control standards. Understands best practices in responsive web development and web standards.
Utilize open-source and web-based technology for reproducible and repeatable data analysis and publication (e.g. Jupyter notebooks, RShiny). Uses version control (Git and GitHub) to track, share, and publish open source project code.
Collaborate with GIF team to develop training materials and lead occasional trainings on geospatial and web mapping applications. Develop workshop and presentation materials such as Jupyter notebooks or presentation graphics and flowcharts to aid program manager in stakeholder engagement and outreach.
Possess creative vision and the ability to implement design ideas using web API's
Ability to communicate technical and scientific information in a clear and concise manner with clients and users
Requires interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels
Understanding of best practices in responsive web development and web standards
Deployment on UNIX/Linux operating systems in a production environment
Familiarity with version control (Git and GitHub)
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Experience with Python and Django
Basic understanding of geospatial data formats and standards
Experience with GIS software and applications (ArcGIS and/or QGIS)
Understanding of core spatial concepts and the application of spatial analysis methods
Salary & Benefits
This is a monthly paid (exempt) position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, one-year contract position that is eligible for full UC benefits. Renewal is possible dependent on continued funding.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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