Job Opening

Software Engineer III


Posted: 08/11/2020

Open Until: 10/27/2020

*Software Engineer III*

*Tracking Code*


*Position** Overview*

UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of
Geoscience (GAGE) which provides support to the NSF investigator community
for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development
with broad societal benefits. As part of GAGE, UNAVCO operates a large
network of geodetic instruments (primarily GNSS) and a world class data
facility and archive. This facility supports a broad range of applications
from the study of plate tectonics and earthquakes to real-time precise
vehicle navigation and fiducial networks.

The Software Engineer III will work with general direction and is expected
to identify and resolve most problems, and to actively participate in
matters of operational impact to UNAVCO. This position is respected as a
subject matter expert and relied upon to initiate and drive relevant
practices that align with UNAVCO’s operating standards and mission. The
incumbent will mentor and review work of members of the data transition
team. Additionally, this position will work with the geosciences community
to coordinate and/or participate in activities and obtain feedback on the
transition to a cloud native architecture.

This position will mentor a small team of developers designing and managing
the transition to a new cloud native architecture. This position will work
closely with current Project Managers and Technical Leads in the design and
solicit the broad data services group for design requirements. Does not
have supervisory responsibility.

*Essential Job Functions*

- Containerization of the databases used to store all the metadata about
our data holdings and networks to support scalability, interoperability,
and reproducibility.
- Containerization and optimization of applications for the extraction,
translation, quality control, and delivery of data holdings.
- Build analysis optimized data stores and analysis ready datasets
(HDF5) of the data holdings for all geodetic data types.
- Guidance of cloud architecture from design to deployment and
- Leads the establishment of and follows internal software development,
testing and documentation methodologies, policies, and best practices to
ensure a robust software development environment is maintained.
- Continually works to acquire and improve skills relevant to the
- Keeps abreast of current best practices and trends affecting a cloud
native architecture.
- May author technical reports and present at conferences.
- Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful operation
of the business.

*Required Experience: *

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics,
Geophysics or related field and six years software development experience.
Master’s degree with 2 years of experience in software development highly

*For a complete job posting and application visit us at *

- *Cover Letter outlining your specific experience with and interest in
this position*
- *Complete resume*

*Incomplete applications will not be considered. **Review of applications
will begin August 28, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.*

UNAVCO offers very competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision,
Life, Disability, Supplemental Benefits, 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), and a
retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the
United States. UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
action employer. Our long-term success depends on the development of a
forward-looking, diversified workforce. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives
and backgrounds in all positions within the organization and is fully
committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal
and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative
action. UNAVCO encourages applications from candidates who are members of
historically underrepresented groups. This includes candidates from
different socioeconomic backgrounds, candidates with disabilities,
candidates with unique life experiences, etc. Women, Veterans, Individuals
with Disabilities and members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities are
encouraged to apply. All qualified and complete applications will be
considered. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part
of the employment selection process should contact or

UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff. As part of our
commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks.

*Job Location*

Boulder, Colorado, United States

*Position Type*



$78,288.00 - $97,860.00 USD


Annette Murdock-Tangye

Human Resources Administrator


6350 Nautilus Drive

Suite B/C

Boulder CO 80301


How to Apply

This job was posted by a member of the IRIS community. For clarification or details about this position, please use the contact information found in the job posting itself.