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[Met-jobs] Geospatial Programmer/Analyst Position at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (Canada)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:42:28 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Hello,

PCIC is seeking to hire a Geospatial Programmer/Analyst. Closing Date:
Friday, 3 August 2012. Refer to the complete job description for more
details at
<http://www.pcic.uvic.ca/news/2012/pcic-seeking-hire-geospatial-programmeranalyst>
.

The Geospatial Programmer/Analyst, Computational Support works under the
supervision of the Lead, Computational Support. The position
collaborates with other members of the Computational Support Group to
support projects led by a staff of scientists. The PCIC work environment
requires flexibility with job duties and a capability to adapt to
changing organizational priorities and needs.

Application:  Please send your application with a CV, including three
professional references.

Address cover letter and application to Mr. James Hiebert,
<climate@uvic.ca>, with “ATTN: Geospatial Programmer/Analyst Position”
in the subject line.  Please indicate whether you are legally able to
work in Canada.

Detailed Job Posting:

Job Posting: Geospatial Programmer/Analyst

Closing Date: 3 August 2012

PCIC is seeking to hire a Geospatial Programmer/Analyst, Computational
Support.

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)

The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) was created to assess
climate impacts in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada. The goals of
the Consortium are to foster collaborative research, to strengthen the
capacity to address regional climate change and variability, and to
provide the scientific basis for development of policy. PCIC is a
regional climate service centre at the University of Victoria that
provides practical information on the physical impacts of climate
variability and change. Through collaboration with climate researchers
and regional stakeholders, PCIC produces knowledge and tools in support
of long-term planning.  <http://www.PacificClimate.org>

Challenge

The Geospatial Programmer/Analyst, Computational Support works as part
of a multi-disciplinary team to develop geospatial data analysis
software, manage spatial data, and design and produce maps and assist
PCIC scientific staff.  The incumbent provides programming support and
geospatial information management to a variety of targeted research
projects concerning climate change, climate analysis and climate impacts
in Pacific North America.

Nature of Work

The Geospatial Programmer/Analyst, Computational Support works under the
supervision of the Lead, Computational Support. The position
collaborates with other members of the Computational Support Group to
support projects led by a staff of scientists. The PCIC work environment
requires flexibility with job duties and a capability to adapt to
changing organizational priorities and needs.

Accountabilities

     Develop and contribute to geospatial web applications and libraries
for the interpretation of climate information.
     Design and provide geospatial data visualization and mapping
support for the interpretation of climate information.
     Efficiently collect, organize and manage large spatio-temporal
climate data sets to provide fast access to scientific questions.
     Maintain familiarity and competency with spatial programming
libraries and maintain awareness of PCIC’s climate data sets.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge and Experience

     Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or
related disciplines or experience in developing geospatial web
applications.  Coursework or experience in geography, cartography or GIS
applications is a plus.
     Some knowledge or experience with climate science is a plus.

Skill

     Excellent programming skills in several languages (e.g. Python,
Javascript, Java, R, C/C++).  Experience in object oriented, imperative
and declarative styles of programming. Experience in functional
programming is a plus.
     Working knowledge of relational databases, SQL, SQL procedural
languages and query optimization (PostgreSQL preferred).
     Familiarity with the storage and retrieval of spatial data using
PostGIS, ESRI shapefiles, and the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
(GDAL).
     Familiarity with GIS packages (both proprietary and Open Source) is
a plus.
     Excellent communications skills for working closely with team members.
     Asks for assistance when working beyond experience or expertise.

Ability

     Ability to work with large spatiotemporal data sets.
     Ability to find creative solutions to complex, open-ended problems.
     Work with team members and co-workers constructively and cooperatively.
     Ability to work independently, and also seek available expertise.
     Willing to be flexible with job duties.
     Operate with a professional demeanor while representing PCIC
outside the organization.

Employment period

3 year term commitment, with potential for renewal.

Weekly working hours

Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Pay rate

Commensurate with education and experience.

Additional information: Address enquiries to James Hiebert @
<climate@uvic.ca>.

Application:  Please send your application with a CV, including three
professional references.

Address cover letter and application to Mr. James Hiebert,
<climate@uvic.ca>, with “ATTN: Geospatial Programmer/Analyst Position”
in the subject line.  Please indicate whether you are legally able to
work in Canada.

Thank you.

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)

University House 1 | PO Box 3060 STN CSC

University of Victoria | Victoria BC Canada V8W 3R4

Tel: 250.472.4682 | Fax: 250.721.7217 | http://www.PacificClimate.org




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