[ES_JOBS_NET] Position with Smithsonian MarineGEO: Data and Information Technology Coordinator

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Apr 20 06:35:44 MDT 2017

*Subject:* *Position with Smithsonian MarineGEO: Data and Information
Technology Coordinator*

*Please distribute widely!*
(and apologies for cross-postings)

The Smithsonian-led Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) program
seeks a Data Manager:

Data and Information Technology Coordinator

The Smithsonian Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO)
<https://marinegeo.si.edu/> seeks a talented, motivated, and collaborative
person to help implement and expand a network-wide data/information system
to support its scientific mission of conducting coordinated, global
research on marine biodiversity and ecosystems.  This position serves as
the data and information technology coordinator, a key role for the
MarineGEO network of partners dispersed nationally and internationally.
The coordinator serves a central function of facilitating research and
data-driven discovery across the network by stewarding data management,
system administration, and data collaboration.


• Data Management: Design, develop, and implement a data management
strategy and software to collect, process, analyze, disseminate, and
archive all MarineGEO data.  Develop and deploy web-based and local
software applications for data integration, management, analysis, and
• System Administration: Using best practices, provide recommendations for
and implement data management solutions, data standards, and data
architectures needed for data acquisition, access, use, and storage.
Ensure compliance with applicable data policies and standards.
• Collaboration: Work with, train, and serve as a liaison to users
and partner organizations to ensure proper data entry, use, analysis,
and interoperability while meeting user system requirements.
Desired Skills:

• Demonstrated expertise in computer programming and in
designing, building, and using client-server, relational, object-oriented,
and/or triplestore database systems and applications.
• Ability and experience in web development, web applications, web-database
back- and front-end interfaces (e.g., uploading data, customized queries,
data visualization).
• Knowledge and experience in standards and conventions for
data management, administration, and systems life-cycle management.
• Excellent verbal, written, and scientific communication skills.
• Facility in working as part of a highly collaborative
and interdisciplinary team.
• Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: ecology, environmental
sciences, marine sciences, genetics, or taxonomy.
• Experience coding for data acquisition, manipulation, summary,
and presentation using common languages and standards such as: C, Java,
Python, Perl, R, HTML, XML, PHP, etc.
• Comfort working with multiple data formats, including XML,
JSON, spreadsheets, video, audio, photo, and text.
• Experience working with data from biodiversity- and environment-related
research fields.


• Master’s degree in computer, natural, or physical sciences, plus
two years relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree in one of those
fields with at least five years relevant work experience.
• Able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Passport for travel purposes.

*Position Details:*

• This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements
and benefits.
• The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity.
• Location: Edgewater, Md. or Washington, D.C.  The Smithsonian does not
pay relocation expenses.
• Occasional travel may be necessary.
• Salary range: $54,000-80,000, commensurate with experience.

*To Apply:*

Please send a single PDF file to MarineGEO at si.edu using the subject line
“Application: Data IT Coordinator” in the email.  The PDF should include: a
cover letter briefly stating interest and highlighting relevant experience,
a CV, and a list of three references with title and contact information.
The CV should include any public examples of previous software work.
review will begin May 1 and continue until the position is filled or May
31, whichever is sooner.


*J. Emmett Duffy *
*Director, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network*
*Smithsonian Institution*


*J. Emmett Duffy *
*Director, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network*
*Smithsonian Institution*

647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
ph: 443-482-2453 <(443)%20482-2453>
duffye at si.edu
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