Job Opening

Senior Computing Specialist

PNSN in Seattle, WA

Posted: 09/24/2019

Open Until: 11/14/2019

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network within the Department of Earth and
Space Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA has an
outstanding opportunity for a Senior Computer Specialist to support our
real-time seismic monitoring projects.

PNSN monitors earthquakes in the states of Washington and Oregon for public
safety and scientific research. We operate about 450 remote seismic
stations throughout the region, most of which are essentially small Linux
computers. Data from these remote sites are transmitted to the UW
continuously in real time to our cluster of about 2 dozen Linux servers.
The data are processed through several applications to provide a series of
products, including real-time warnings of imminent shaking, earthquake
locations and sizes, distribution of strong shaking, and raw data archived
for scientific and engineering studies. The Senior Computer Specialist
(SCS) position is critical for designing and maintaining our network of
computers, ensuring secure, high-availability, and low latency

The successful applicant will work within a small team of Computer
Specialists at PNSN and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at UW.
They will also interface with scientists and applications developers who
produce and maintain the data processing and production codes. An exciting
challenge for the SCS is to work within a real-time and continuous
production framework. The SCS is expected to participate in PNSN’s growing
use of cloud services and deployments, virtualization, and automated
performance monitoring techniques.

For more information and to apply to this position, please visit:

The position will be open until filled, however, we expect to start
reviewing applications on October 14, 2019.
Renate Hartog
Research Scientist
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195

Tel. +1-206-685-7079 (office)

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