Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : IT Analyst/Programmer I
Department : NEMAC
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) helps people understand—and reach decisions in— a complex and changing world.
NEMAC conducts applied environmental research to create tools that address the challenges and opportunities of human interaction with the environment. By integrating data, creating visualizations, facilitating understanding, and providing decision support, we work to address issues that impact our society. Our goal is to help people understand the relevance and importance of complex environmental issues. With the assistance of UNC Asheville undergraduate research interns, NEMAC develops web applications, interactive geographic information systems (GIS) solutions, multimedia delivery technologies, and print media. Over the last several years, NEMAC has built multiple nationally recognized online decision support tools that have supported decision making in the areas of climate variability and change, forest health, and other environmental issues.
NEMAC is currently seeking a Software Developer to join our staff in a full-time position to support NEMAC's applied research efforts.
Specifically, this position will be supporting a grant from the National Institute of Health, by building a novel Software-as-a-Service offering for quantitative modeling of biochemical networks capable of seamless deployment in public cloud environment, called StochSS.
The successful applicant will conduct applied research and assist in the development, and maintenance of computational software, web applications and creation of biochemical models. They must have proven experience developing scientific software, simulation methodologies, and cloud-native software solutions. They must have experience with outreach and working with external collaborators to help end users better understand complex systems data and information through innovative and interactive tools and technologies. The person filling this position must be technically savvy but also have excellent applied research, communication and project management skills to support NEMAC's overall program.
This position is anticipated to extend no longer than the project period of this grant (ends June, 2023).
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, a related field, or equivalent experience.
Understanding of cloud technologies (especially AWS) both for general compute infrastructure and for web application development with a solid understanding of serverless.
Experience developing and maintaining web-based applications.
Experience building software with version control in a team environment (e.g. Git).
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Coursework in advanced mathematics and/or statistics
Experience developing scientific software
Experience developing web applications
Experience developing models of complex biological systems
Experience coordinating development of multiple teams
Experience writing scientific publications
Experience presenting at scientific conferences
Experience mentoring undergraduate interns
Experience developing with cloud technologies (e.g. the AWS platform, Kubernetes, Terraform)
Experience maintaining computing resources with AWS, OpenStack, or similar cloud technologies
Familiarity with DevOps principles
Experience troubleshooting Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems
Experience maintaining Linux web servers
Familiarity with statistical analyses and data management practices used in computational science
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.