Software Development Service Group Manager

Posting Date: 
13 July 2017
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About NSIDC: 
NSIDC disseminates scientific data from satellites, aircraft, and ground studies on ice sheets, glaciers, snow, sea ice, frozen ground, and more to researchers around the world. We are key in supporting scientific research into Earth’s frozen regions, and are also a trusted source of information for the public on snow and ice as climate indicators.
About this job: 

As the Software Development Service Group Manager, you will lead and manage a team of software developers engaged in the full range of software design, development, testing, and maintenance in support of NSIDC’s mission and its complex data systems. Some projects are more software engineering oriented, such as the development of a general purpose map server, while others are more science oriented, such as developing an interactive sea ice differencing tool. Our primary programming languages are Python and JavaScript.

NSIDC is a matrixed organization, so you will work with other service group managers, and you will also be part of NSIDC’s senior management team. The ability to work across the organization is critical to success in this position. Our senior management team works together regularly to keep the center a thriving organization.

A key part of this job is managing developer scheduling to meet the needs of multiple projects across the center with funding from a variety of sources. This is done in coordination with the other service groups. You must be highly skilled at working with others and balancing competing demands. You will be responsible for ensuring sound development practices and solid architectures. You will facilitate technical evaluations and decision making. You will work across the service groups to define and refine project processes based on LEAN and Agile principles.

Ideally, you will bring a strong interest in Earth science and data, and relevant education or experience in computer science, science or a related field. The University requires that you have a college degree. NSIDC has stable funding and we are looking for someone interested in a long-term position.

NSIDC offers a flexible and casual work environment; a 40-hour work week; excellent health and retirement benefits; 22 paid vacation days per year; 10 paid holidays; and generous paid sick leave.

A full job description and instructions for applying are at the CU Careers site. Search for position 10178.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (303) 492-1334. The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants being considered for employment.