OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA SPECIALIST

Institution: 
University of Hawaii
Closing Date: 
Nov 1, 2021
Duties: 
Supports, maintains, and develops University of Hawai‘i Data Acquisition System (UHDAS) acquisition and processing software and UHDAS installation procedures: written in C and Python, runs on Ubuntu.

Analyzes and monitors status of data acquisition systems on ships via automated daily status reports.

Trains scientists, students and technicians about Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data and using UHDAS at sea.

Manages, installs, maintains, supports and upgrades Shipboard ADCP data acquisition and processing software (UHDAS) on UNOLS and NOAA ships.

Maintains and improves UHDAS documentation; Writes ship installation status reports and contributes to annual project reports.

Assists in system administration of the group's Linux and Macintosh computers.
Qualifications: 
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Physical Science, or Engineering, or closely related field.

or

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Physical Science or Engineering with three to five (3-5) years of experience which includes the following: installation, maintenance, and operation of shipboard research equipment, research instruments and data acquisition systems; troubleshooting computer systems (program and system level) and hardware (PC/Windows, UNIX/Linux); and scientific programming in Python.
About Employer: 
Our group has developed and maintains software ("UHDAS", written in C and Python, running under Linux) that collects and runs preliminary processing on a 4-beam vessel-mounted Doppler sonar system. The goals are to provide near-real-time ocean currents to support science and operations during a research cruise, and to add to a growing collection of ocean current data available for use in future projects.

We configure computers to run this software for the U.S Academic Research Fleet (UNOLS), NOAA Fisheries ships, and a handful of other ships. We also develop and support the Open-Source core processing
code (CODAS), helping people in the community who have these datasets to get the most out of them after the initial data collection is over.

We're looking for someone who is comfortable in a Linux environment and can do some Linux system administration, is self-motivated and curious, has good people and communication skills (interacting with
the techs on the ships as well as the scientists who sail), and is willing to move to Hawaii. Experience with scientific programming in Python is a big plus.

Our group's web site is:
https://currents.soest.hawaii.edu/home/index.html

The job posting is:
https://currents.soest.hawaii.edu/docs/adcp_doc/221481.pdf

The documentation for UHDAS+CODAS is here:
https://currents.soest.hawaii.edu/docs/adcp_doc/index.html

The actual employer would be RCUH (Research Corporation University of Hawaii), who manages hiring for grants funded through the University of Hawaii. https://www.rcuh.com
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