Job Detail

Organization: Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
Title: GCOOS GIS Developer
Location: flexible

Posted: 2022-11-04
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) is the Gulf of Mexico regional component of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) of NOAA and is part of the Department of Oceanography with Texas A&M University. At GCOOS we are looking for a highly motivated and skilled professional interested in contributing to understanding of the Gulf of Mexico with the development of geospatial data science tools. The Research Specialist I, will support GCOOS in a ‘GIS Innovation Development’ role and work closely with the GCOOS Data Management and Cyber-infrastructure Team to conceive the enhancement of existing geo apps and development of new tools in support of solutions needed by the communities that we serve around the Gulf of Mexico. Our team manages data streams from a diverse fleet of live ocean sensors in the Gulf of Mexico, in vessels, moorings, radars, animal tags, autonomous vessels and satellites. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

Important Position Details: This position or the job duties performed involve use of restricted items, software or technology covered by Export Controls regulations; This position is restricted by Patriot Act. Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
A good understanding of GIS system administration, ESRI product stack development, and data visualization
A delight in being given a problem to solve it and develop new skills along the way, and ability to work semi-independently
Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work cooperatively with others, inside and outside the organization
Good technical programming experience (i.e., scripting in Python)
GIS system administration
ESRI product stack development

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