[CRYOLIST] Two Research Programmer Positions

Vena Chu venachu at ucsb.edu
Thu Nov 9 14:59:47 PST 2017


Satellite imagery is rapidly transforming the way we see the planet,
including our ability to study the most remote parts of the Arctic and
Antarctic. Satellite imagery can help us map networks of rivers, study
changes in the flow and thickness of glaciers, identify rock and soil
types, and even find animals like penguins and seals. Because the
availability of imagery in polar areas has increased rapidly over the last
decade, we are now faced with a challenge: How do we scale-up the
scientific discoveries that have been enabled by satellite imagery to
larger spatial scales? Moving from small pilot-studies to pan-Arctic or
pan-Antarctic analyses of geological and biological processes requires new
infrastructure to link scientists, satellite imagery, and high performance
computers. This new imagery-computing superhighway will make it easier for
scientists to study processes at much larger spatial scales than has been
previously possible. Our project, called ICEBERG — Imagery
Cyberinfrastructure and Extensible Building-Blocks to Enhance Research in
the Geosciences, aims to build the cyberinfrastructure required to make the
most of satellite imagery for geosciences. For details on the ICEBERG
project please see: http://iceberg-project.github.io.



Two positions are being recruited for this project.



*Junior Research Programmer*



The applicant will be responsible for prototyping and delivering production
grade cyberinfrastructure for polar imagery processing workflows in
high-performance and distributed computing. This includes imagery
applications, libraries and workflow toolkits. Knowledge of Image analysis,
GIS and Remote Sensing concepts is helpful but not mandatory.



Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

   - Develop tools and software frameworks that can effectively utilize
   high-performance and distributed computing (including cloud infrastructure)
   - Collaborate with application/domain scientist to derive requirements
   and implement solutions
   - Program in Python/C and related languages
   - Deliver tested, documented and production grade software
   - Image Analysis Algorithms and Methods, including Machine-Learning
   techniques.

A successful programmer will be expected to deliver working prototypes and
write technical reports. Will be familiar with modern software engineering
methodology and scientific computing.



The applicant must possess strong problem-solving skills, must have good
organizational and communication skills and be able to work under minimal
supervision.



Will have either a MS/BS in Computer Science/Engineering with 3-5 years
post-degree experience, or a PhD in Computer Science/Engineering or closely
related discipline.



Will be based at Stony Brook University.



Please contact either Heather Lynch (heather.lynch at stonybrook.edu) or
Shantenu Jha (shantenu.jha at stonybrook.edu).


Job application link: https://goo.gl/75B1B5



*Senior Research Programmer*



ICEBERG is a bold new project that will radically enhance high-performance
computing and imagery enabled polar science.  ICEBERG aims to create the
middleware and building blocks to support high-resolution imagery on
high-performance platforms, including NSF XSEDE and diverse cloud platforms.



The applicant will function as the senior research programmer for the
ICEBERG project, and will be responsible for designing, prototyping and
delivering production grade cyberinfrastructure for polar imagery
processing workflows in high-performance and distributed computing. This
includes developing libraries and building blocks for workflows.  The
applicant will also be responsible for the successful integration with
Polar science applications, and will require, collaboration with a junior
research programmer, domain scientists and graduate students.



Experience with high-performance distributed computing and software
engineering is necessary. Knowledge of Image analysis, GIS and Remote
Sensing concepts is helpful, but not mandatory.



Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

   - Design of complex software systems and staged delivery
   - Requirements engineering including Use Case Analysis
   - Software engineering lifecycle management
   - Deliver software systems for high-performance and distributed
   computing (including cloud) infrastructure
   - Testing, integration and performance engineering on workflows on
   high-performance infrastructure
   - Collaboration with domain scientists to ensure integration and
   production capabilities.

Must be independent and motivated to excel. Will be expected to deliver
code, write papers and deliver talks. The applicant will be expected to
travel to professional meetings and collaborators.



The applicant will be familiar with modern software engineering
methodology, high-performance computing, python and scientific computing.
Will have either a MS in Computer Science/Engineering with 3+ years
post-degree experience, or a PhD in Computer Science/Engineering or closely
related discipline.



The applicant will be based in the RADICAL Laboratory (
http://radical.rutgers.edu) at Rutgers University, and will have access to
facilities and resources of the Computational Science Initiative at
Brookhaven National Laboratory as well as the IACS at Stony Brook
University.



For further information, please contact either Shantenu Jha (
shantenu.jha at rutgers.edu) or Heather Lynch (heather.lynch at stonybrook.edu).



*Roles and Responsibilities:*

   - Analyze existing capabilities, requirements engineering and
   architecting ICEBERG framework (25% time).
   - Responsible for testing and deployment of the ICEBERG framework on HPC
   and cloud infrastructures (25%)
   - Integration of ICEBERG with SD (20%).
   - d*e novo *software development (25%)
   - All members of the CI-team will contribute to training, workshop and
   hackathon activities (5%)

Job application link: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/51839
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