Junior Software Engineer - ASF

University of Alaska

Junior Software Engineer - ASF

• Job No:
• Classification:Information Systems Professional 3A
• Grade:Grade 80
• Work type:Hybrid, Remote, Remote within Alaska, Staff Full-time
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute
• Location:Fairbanks
• Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Engineering/Computer Science, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:
The Alaska Satellite Facility is seeking a Junior Software Engineer to join our development team. The person hired for this position will join a team responsible for developing operational software to support processing and archival of a multi-petabyte satellite data archive, and providing these data products via innovative applications and tools using new technologies to scientific users around the world. The ideal candidate is creative, adaptable, flexible, has a Linux background, and is willing to work on small teams that iterate quickly. ***US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE LIST YOUR CURRENT CITIZENSHIP STATUS IN EITHER YOUR COVER LETTER OR RESUME***

10Communications: Act as the technical interface between ASF and external development contractors to ensure compatibility of hardware and custom ASF application software. Conduct clear, correct, concise, professional presentations when asked. Prepare for detailed discussions in meetings. Use effective interpersonal skills in oral and written communications. Solicit and accept feedback from others in a professional manner.Essential 10Project Management: Help design technical project plans with the appropriate level of documentation to satisfy the scope, timeline and deliverables of a project. Appropriately use resources, track project progress, and communicate status. Document project and lessons that were learned as part of project closure. Coordinate activities to meet deadlines. Expertly keep multiple assignments progressing forward. Independently analyze plans and complete assignments.Essential 30Sustain Existing Functionality: Perform system maintenance and software tuning, install upgrades and modify the software to support existing and added features and functionality. Maintain interface integrity between data, production, and distribution systems. Maintain technical skills and readily learn emerging technologies. Possess detailed functional knowledge of software systems. Analyze and quantify internal trouble reports to scope software repair, requirements, and schedule. Review historic and current subsystem deficiencies to minimize any inheritance of operational problems with maintaining software. Provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call support as part of a rotation pool when needed. Create, maintain, and improve upon departmental SOPs. Create new documentation and update existing documentation to reflect modifications and existing systems.Essential 50Development and Technical Projects: Write professional quality code that adheres to shop standards and user requirements. Design future subsystems or enhancements to existing subsystems to improve the operational functionality of those systems. Establish and review requirements for design changes to operational systems. Analyze and test new and existing software. Gain, use, and improve database skills to include emerging technologies. Interact with Vendor technical support to solve problems when necessary. Review others' code and give feedback. Use the expertise and functional knowledge to assist others.Essential
The Geophysical Institute is a research-driven organization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Geophysical Institute is committed to equity, inclusion, and accountability and values the open sharing of different perspectives. We support a respectful and welcoming environment and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, members from marginalized communities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Knowledge of information technologies including hardware and software, network configuration, system administration, database development and administration, data and network security, programming, and system analysis and integration.
• Knowledge of programming, database administration, and engineering
• Knowledge of multiple systems and ability to understand how systems relate to one another.
• Knowledge of, and ability to combine inter-relationships between disparate problems and formulate situations.
• Ability to formulate problem resolution.
• Ability to analyze unusual, non-routine, or complex situations and problems and devise alternate strategies for solutions.
• Advanced knowledge of a specialized area.
• Advanced knowledge of managing enterprise-level technology.
• Ability to understand the needs of end-users.
• Ability to deliver results for the organization.
• Ability to articulate software architectures and to capture and possibly redefine business requirements.
• Ability to guide and mentor peers on tasks related to their area of expertise.
• Ability to make decisions on matters of significance and implement these decisions on behalf of the University.
• Ability to work in a team environment with developers, testers, and analysts
• Effective verbal and technical writing communication skills
• Prioritization and organization skills
• Ability to write and maintain good technical documentation
• Knowledge in software design and implementation.
• Experience developing software in a Unix environment
• Experience in a standard language, such as C/C++, Perl, Python, Java, Javascript, etc.
• Basic knowledge of SQL or PL/SQL, or website design.

Required Experience & Education:
Bachelors degree in an information technology, software development, or science research field, or equivalent and 3 years experience working in an IT capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Salary Information:

This position is full-time, https://www.alaska.edu/hr/talent/files/fy21-salary-schedules/regular-staff-salary-schedules/FY21%20All%20Staff%20Salary%20Schedule.pdf, term-funded, exempt, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/ New hires will be placed on the https://www.alaska.edu/hr/talent/files/fy23-salary-schedules/FY23_A4_Staff-Salary-Grid_com-Hrly-bi-ann_w-desc-rpt.pdf, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This position is located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. Remote work agreements within the United States will be considered for this position.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified


This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7357 or at mailto:uaf-gi-hr@alaska.edu.

Applications Close: Open until filled

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Fairbanks, AK

2 month(s) ago

Closing Date 2024-09-25