Assistant Systems Engineer Position
The Integrated Marine Remote Sensing Lab (IMaRS) within the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, is looking for an Assistant Systems Engineer to work with our team on a variety of activities that focus on programming with added oceanographic applications.
This position involves extensive processing responsibilities to generate value-added products, including computer server and disk server setup, maintenance and administration, personal computer support, programming to implement algorithms in computer code, designing and implementing interfaces to distribute products to a wide user community. Is responsible for providing support for the mapped data products. Includes the development, maintenance and management of an automation system to process AVHRR, MODIS, VIIRS, future NASA satellites and satellites that will become available from these or other agencies. Implements and maintain Internet data servers to distribute these data, as well as provide data quality analysis/assurance and provide satellite imagery for publications, production of data from new satellites with oceanographic instruments, and ingest all needed ancillary data. Implements multiprocessor software to generate products from satellites, using programming languages such as IDL, Python, other low-level and/or high level languages, and commercial-off-the-shelf computer hardware. The successful applicant will also be responsible for information security needs within the IMaRS group, including policy formulation, auditing, incident response, and other related duties.
Qualifications: Applicants must have experience with Linux Server administration, Python Programming, and Windows PC. Applicants with previous satellite imagery and/or GIS experience are highly desirable. Appointment: The successful candidate will be part of the IMaRS team of multidisciplinary scientists who conduct research in a variety of geographic areas, and will support their research, pushing the boundaries of satellite data applications. Initial appointment will be for 1-year and extendable, with a 6-month probation period. Continuation of the appointment will be contingent on funds availability and performance of the candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is located at USF’s College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, FL. Please visit the IMaRS website for further information about the group and the current research being conducted: http://imars.marine.usf.edu/