Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Senior Programming Scientist

Department of Physics UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#100-17.18Closing Date:November 30, 2017 4:30PM
Employment Group:P.T.S.U.Salary or Rate:$44,050 - $57,266 Per Annum
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possible Hours per Week:Full-time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)Term until March 31, 2020 Funding:External Funding


The Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Model (CHAIM) Senior Programming Scientist is responsible for the development and ongoing management of software associated with three phases of CHAIM. This role involves porting existing code from the IDL programing language to Matlab, developing automated data retrieval and processing algorithms, developing and maintaining an ftp database, and automating a highly parallelized data assimilation framework.
Representative Responsibilities
·    Participate in our partner – UNB scientific forums as a technical data resource.
·    Install and configure modules on the web server and integrate SSL support as needed.
·    Assist with the configuration of additional web service capabilities on the CHAIM server.
·    Build custom code needed for security and right management required by this contract and integrate it into web service code on CHAIM servers.
·    Configure and schedule external routines that need to run on CHAIM servers.
·    Direct development/maintenance of in-house software for interpretation of data.
·    Institute version control and configuration management for in-house software.
·    Assist with ongoing maintenance of CHAIM servers during testing with follow on production support.
·    Direct and develop CHAIM data acquisition, distribution, and scalable archiving system at UNB.
·    Install and test externally supplied programs and services on CHAIM servers.
·    Work with Graduate Students/Co-op Students/Undergraduate Students in furthering their studies/ research in regard to access and usability of data resources.
·    Provide local expertise to team members on the UNB node of High Performance Computing System ACEnet, Compute Canada and other networked resource nodes.
·    Doctoral Degree in Physics or Math-Computer Science or a Masters Degree with at least 3 to 5 years of experience working in ionospheric modeling with IDL, Matlab and C, as well as working with GNSS and other ionospheric remote sensing datasets, an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
·    Experience in the processing and retrieval of large geophysical datasets is necessary. Experience with inospheric research is preferable.
·    Ability to work independently while at the same time participating as an effective member in a team with different skill sets and be capable of working on a variety of projects while coordinating multiple priorities.
·    Strong problem solving skills, strong organizational skills as well as good verbal and written communication skills.
·    Must have a valid Reliability Status approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate/Public Works and Government Services Canada (CISD/PWGSC), or eligible to obtain one for this project.
·    Flexibility with working hours including and ability to work overtime on occasion to meet deliverable deadlines may be required.
·    Ability to interact and communicate with a diverse group of clients; sensitivity to cultural difference and issues.
·    Experience with software development in an HPC environment would be an asset.
·    Experience with Linux operating system preferable; strong knowledge of web based applications web interface development and webserver is considered an asset.
** To be given consideration for this competition, you must demonstrate how, when and where you acquired the requirements outlined for this position. Your resume must present education and work experience in chronological order, with work experience detailed in both months and years, and whether it was part-time or full%u2011time**


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.