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The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology is seeking (2)Software Developers to join the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics (https://bioacoustics.cornell.edu). The Center's mission is to collect and interpret sounds in nature by developing and applying innovative technologies across multiple ecologically relevant scales to inspire and inform the conservation of wildlife and habitats. Applicants can express interest in one or both positions. Our Software Developers must be able to foster and maintain excellent working relationships with coworkers, collaborators, students, and customers from very diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. This requires approaching all matters with an open mind, sense of curiosity, service-minded attitude, and diplomacy.
Swift Recorder Software Developer
The position will provide software development support for our terrestrial field recorder, called Swift Recorder. The Swift is a low-cost acoustic recorder that is used by researchers to capture the sounds of birds and other wildlife. A software interface is used to configure the operating parameters of the recorder, and maintaining and improving this software will be the primary responsibility of the position. More information on the Swift can be found on our website: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/ccb/swift.
The Swift Recorder Software Developer reports to the Lead Swift Developer, applicants will be expected to:
Study and understand how the existing C# codebase works.
Expand and improve on the code by adding features, improvements, and bug fixes.
Work closely with hardware engineers to ensure the software is fully tested and reliable.
Work towards porting the Windows code to other platforms, primarily MacOS.
Advise on user interface changes that might make the program easier and more intuitive.
Assist in producing and updating documentation.
Work with customers on support issues.
The successful candidate will have;
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science or engineering with at least 2 years programming experience or equivalent combination.
A thorough understanding of object-oriented programming and GUI applications.
Experience creating and modifying code for desktop applications in C# and/or other strongly typed object-oriented languages.
Experience developing and maintaining application code for cross-platform functionality including MacOS.
Experience with version control systems and issue tracking software such as Git and Jira.
Not required, but useful to have:
Experience with full software lifecycle development for desktop GUI applications in Visual C# and MacOS.
Proven ability to work effectively with programmers, scientists, and engineers in a dynamic, creative, multi-disciplinary environment.
An understanding of USB interfaces and some knowledge of low-level programming of microcontrollers.
The Raven Software Developer reports to the Lead Raven Developer, and will be expected to:
Participate in the development of multiple software projects, including the Raven interactive sound analysis software project (http://ravensoundsoftware.com/).
Collaborate with other members of the software engineering team to expand and improve acoustic analysis tools.
Create, code, test, debug, maintain, and document data-processing features, data-conversion utilities, user-interface features, and other software features to solve problems in data visualization, detection, localization, measurement, and classification of animal sounds.
Create documentation for developers and end-users.
Both positions are full-time, and ongoing positions. Visa Sponsorship is not available for these positions.
How to Apply:
You must submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. Applicants can express interest in one or both positions. CCB is an inclusive community, and we welcome anyone who has an interest in bioacoustics. We work purposefully to amplify underrepresented and marginalized voices within CCB and the communities we aspire to serve (https://www.birds.cornell.edu/ccb/our-values/). Applicants are invited to include a statement on how their experiences, perspectives, and aspirations can contribute to diversity and inclusion in support of CCB's values.
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