Scientific Developer

The Alaska Earthquake Center is hiring a scientific developer to join our systems and software development team. We are seeking the right person to marry new geophysical techniques with rigorous standards to develop code that supports the earthquake monitoring mission of the center.

Your core responsibilities will be to develop codes that enhance and expand the capabilities of our earthquake analysis system. You will work with other scientists and technical experts to create tools that stakeholders can rely on in a crisis to protect lives and property. Your work will impact people.

A knowledge of seismology is not required, but familiarity with computational scientific techniques common in mathematics, physics, or geophysics is highly desired. Because earthquake data is collected and processed in real-time, experience working with time series data is a strong plus.

The Earthquake Center is housed at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where it has served for decades as the definitive source for earthquake information in Alaska. We are the primary source of earthquake information for thousands of Alaskans, government agencies, and private firms every day.

Our work environment mixes staff with a wide variety of scientific, technical, and communications expertise. You will have significant discretion to figure out the best solutions to your tasks. We value the way problems are solved as much as the actual results. And we believe that people who lead engaged lives outside of work bring more insight to the office. Because earthquakes occur at all hours, every member of our team is called on, on occasion, to respond 24/7.

For more information, contact Matt Gardine (mgardin2@alaska.edu), or to apply visit https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/513721/scientific-developer . We will begin reviewing applications on November 11, 2019.

posted: 16 October 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.