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[Met-jobs] Applications Programmer at the University of Delaware (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:18:57 +0000

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Applications Programmer I at University of Delaware
Deadline: Open Until Filled
How to Apply: <>

Description The University of Delaware College of Earth Ocean and
Environment's satellite receiving station (UD SRS) supports a wide range
of research projects, including those that monitor coastal flooding;
observe coastal waters for harmful algal blooms, which can deprive
waters of oxygen; and track changes in ocean circulation that could be
related to climate change, and assisting local fisheries. The data
produced from this equipment has also been utilized with Google Earth to
aid in teaching and educational events. The station consists of an
X-Band receiver for reception of the MODIS family of satellites which
allows for the study of sea-surface temperature, chlorophyll
concentrations, land surface temperatures, and vegetation patterns. An
L-band receiver allows for the reception of NOAA and MetOP satellites to
study atmospheric conditions, land surface temperatures, and sea surface
temperatures. Under the general direction of the Computer Research
Specialist, the Applications Programmer I is responsible for maintenance
and operation of the satellite receiving station within CEOE. Duties
will include, routine maintenance of X/L band antenna and geostationary
dish including associated hardware/software, schedule of data
acquisition, and troubleshooting of data reception. The Applications
Programmer helps maintain data distribution services/servers and
software (e.g., THREDDS, ERDDAP) for satellite data while assisting with
help requests from researchers and general public. Knowledge of R and
other scientific programming languages as well as familiarity with
managing and manipulating geospatial data will be helpful.

Duties would include:
• Perform routine maintenance of X/L band antenna and geostationary dish
including associated hardware/software, schedule of data acquisition,
and troubleshooting of data reception.
• Design, organize, modify, and support SRS computing systems.
• Configure, manage, and maintain SRS data management and processing
• Configure acquisition of and maintain external remotely sensed data
• Create and maintain scripts and software to process satellite data in
multiple format standards (e.g., NetCDF-4, HDF, TIFF).
• Configure, manage, and maintain distributed data server systems and
• Assist with support of computing infrastructure as part of a team of
scientists and computing professionals.
• Monitor and maintain satellite data feeds in support of regional
observations and supporting various technical aspects of research projects.
• Troubleshoot and coordinate with satellite manufacturer as necessary
to resolve any satellite station performance issues.
• Monitor data ingest, processing and storage on a daily basis and
manage problems related to data ingest difficulties (including weekends).
• Use TeraScan and/or SeaDas image analysis software for production of
presentation quality images from raw remotely sensed imagery.
• Evaluate and recommend testing and evaluation of new procedures,
software, and hardware.
• Perform miscellaneous research-related and operational duties as assigned.

• Bachelor's degree and one year work experience, or equivalent
combination of education and experience. Experience via internships
and/or academic coursework may substitute for one year related
experience. A degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred.
• Linux and Bash/CSH required.
• Experience in MatLab or R, SeaDas, and Satellite data processing
• Experience with at least 1 programming language and one year of
experience programming in PHP preferred.
• Experience with Distributed Data Server Software Systems (e.g.,
• Experience accessing data from large data repositories and databases
using wget, curl, and SQL.
Applicants may apply online at <>.

Please address any questions regarding this position to Matt Shatley at

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which
encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals
with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of
Non-Discrimination can be found at

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