Technical Officer: EarthCube Science Support Office

The EarthCube Science Support Office (ESSO) is searching for a Technical Officer to develop and manage a high-level cyberinfrastructure strategy aligned with EarthCube goals, vision, and user needs. The Technical Officer will work with EarthCube-funded projects, the EarthCube Council of Data Facilities, and other efforts in the cyberinfrastructure community to communicate and facilitate the accomplishment of goals, objectives, and milestones in accordance with EarthCube's Implementation Plan.

The Technical Officer will, among other things:

  • Manage the EarthCube reference cyberinfrastructure architecture; facilitate the development of key technical documents on data, metadata standards, and other architectural elements such as services, protocols, APIs and other technical components of EarthCube cyberinfrastructure.
  • Oversee technical developments in EarthCube's Implementation Plan; when required, lead a phased implementation of EarthCube infrastructure using rapid prototyping and agile development approaches, building upon existing, emerging and evolving EarthCube activities in order to benefit multidisciplinary geosciences research.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively and work closely within a coordinated but distributed team environment.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthCube initiative is a community-driven project aimed at creating an integrated environment for the sharing of geoscience data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner. EarthCube is governed and guided by its Leadership Council, Standing Committees, Teams, and Working Groups. The ESSO, located at UCAR in Boulder Colorado, oversees and supports EarthCube project activities.

Initial consideration will be given to applications received by March 22, 2017.

For more information about the ESSO Technical Officer position, including job duties, other requirements, and application process, see the UCAR job posting.

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