[ESIP-all] Programmer Position Announcement

Robert R. Downs rdowns at ciesin.columbia.edu
Wed Mar 19 08:38:56 EDT 2014

Dear ESIP Members,

Please share the announcement, copied below, with individuals who might 
be interested in the opportunity to apply for a programmer position at 
CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, 
in the Earth Institute of Columbia University.


Bob Downs

Robert R. Downs, PhD
Senior Digital Archivist and Senior Staff Associate Officer of Research
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN),
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
P.O. Box 1000, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 USA
Voice: 845-365-8985; fax: 845-365-8922
E-mail: rdowns at ciesin.columbia.edu
Columbia University CIESIN Web site: http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu

- - Employment Opportunity at CIESIN, Columbia University - -

Programmer - CU Job Req. #072132

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), 
a Research Unit of Columbia University located on the Lamont Campus in 
Palisades, NY is seeking a full-time programmer to participate in the 
development of web and mobile applications for a range of exciting and 
globally important projects. CIESIN is an organization that seeks to 
bridge social and natural science research with immediately relevant 
applied policy work, and specializes in on-line data and information 
management. CIESIN engages with a wide range of partners from NASA to 
NSF, from Google Foundation to the Gates Foundation, from World Bank to 
the United Nations (UN) and from Universities in Kenya to the Office of 
the Prime Minister of Haiti.

This programmer position seeks a candidate to work with cutting edge 
technology in a dynamic environment, collaborating with world class 
scientists and researchers to develop innovative web and mobile 
applications, including data visualization and mapping tools which help 
make relevant data easily accessible for the pressing issues addressed 
at CIESIN. The candidate will work with teams developing socioeconomic 
and multi-disciplinary data, bearing on issues such as global natural 
hazard risks, agriculture/land use, soils, food production, poverty, 
population, climate and more. The user community includes a range of 
stakeholders from Government ministers and presidential offices to 
researchers, local farmers, and non-governmental aid agencies.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: i) 
Participate in the design, development, and maintenance of web and 
mobile applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, and other similar 
technologies, ii) Assist in developing requirements and specifications 
for web and mobile applications in collaboration with scientists, 
researchers, GIS analysts, and system developers; Attend technical 
meetings, suggest technical solutions, and present prototypes. Minimum 
qualifications required: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a 
related field (or equivalent), and minimum of three to five (3 to 5) 
years of programming and applications development experience. 
Demonstrated programming experience in JavaScript or Java-based web 
development frameworks. The ideal candidate will also have experience in 
developing data visualization and/or mapping tools.

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Columbia 
University offers a very generous benefits package including tuition 
benefits. See the job posting on the Columbia University’s website below 
for full description of the responsibilities and qualifications. 
Applications for this position must be submitted electronically for Job 
Req. #072132 through the Jobs at Columbia University’s website using the 
quick link:


Columbia University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative 
action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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