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Lead Geospatial Developer

Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Lead Geospatial Developer

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
University of California, Santa Barbara

Summary of Job Details:
Want to use your programming power for good? Help protect our oceans while solving interesting coding challenges in a supportive and empowering environment. The McClintock Lab, based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UCSB, is searching for a Lead Geospatial Developer. Open to remote work. Work from anywhere to help the oceans everywhere!

Under general direction, the Lead Geospatial Developer is responsible for the development of reporting tools for SeaSketch. The Geospatial Developer will implement geostatistical reporting analytics and data visualizations, work with clients to gather requirements for SeaSketch reporting tools, and gather and process data for projects. Working with the Principal Developer, the Lead Geospatial Developer will continue development of our open-source geospatial analysis infrastructure using Javascript and AWS Lambda. This will be an exciting opportunity to work on complex and interactive data visualizations, use open-source geospatial tools like Turf.js, and even develop novel spatial algorithms for use in Javascript. Under general supervision, the candidate will travel occasionally (5% time) to attend international meetings and implement SeaSketch.

Required Qualifications:
• 2+ years experience developing applications using Javascript and Node.js.
• 1 year experience with web mapping tools or geospatial analysis.
• Familiarity with Amazon Web Services or other cloud computing platforms.
• Experience building data visualizations for the web with technologies such as HTML/CSS, SVG, D3, Canvas, and React.

Special Conditions of Employment:
• Satisfactory criminal history background check.
• Funding through 12/31/2024, with potential for renewal
• UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment.

Pay Rate/Range:  $100,000/yr.-$125,000/yr.
Days/Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Benefits Eligibility: Full Benefits

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application review begins: 12/2/2022
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Job #45615

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University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106 USA


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