Undergraduate Computer Programmer (part time OPS)

Gain applied programming experience to enhance your resume or graduate school application at the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS). COAPS has an immediate opening for a part-time undergraduate student to conduct scientific and/or web service programming to support ongoing atmospheric and oceanic research. The successful candidate will be working within the COAPS Marine Data Center. Duties may include (1) directed scientific programming to process remotely-sensed and in-situ observational data sets, (2) data analysis and graphics development to support team research results, (3) updating content on HTML, SHTML, and PHP pages, (4) maintaining content in backend databases (primarily MySQL), and (5) developing database-coupled web applications to display/serve a wide range of atmospheric and oceanic data products from COAPS.

Candidates should be in their junior or senior year pursuing a B.S. in computer science, scientific computing, information technology, computer engineering, or a related field. Successful candidates must complete COP 4710 and COP 4530 (or equivalent courses) by the end of the summer semester 2017. Applicants must have a strong interest in scientific programming, data analysis, and distribution of information via web-service technologies. The successful candidate will have strong people skills, a working knowledge of C/C++, FORTRAN, or another scientific language, and the ability to develop Perl and/or Linux scripts. Additional desired skills include a fundamental knowledge of MySQL databases and competency with basic HTML, PHP, or other web programming languages. Familiarity with Python, CSS, Javascript, and/or Joomla (or similar content management systems) is a plus, but not required. Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to acquire new programming skills, be able to work within a team programming environment, and be able to meet deadlines established by supervisors.

The position will be filled for summer semester 2017 (up to 20 hrs/wk), with possible employment extension into the 2017/18 academic year based upon performance. The position is part-time OPS with wages commensurate with experience and typically on the high end for student employment. The applicant must be able to work a regular schedule between 8 am and 6 pm (M-F) at our facility in Innovation Park. City and FSU bus services to/from campus are available.

Interested applicants should email their resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact details for three references to Mr. Shawn R. Smith (smith@coaps.fsu.edu).

Mr. Shawn R. Smith
Director, Marine Data Center
Center for Ocean Atmospheric Prediction Studies
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2741
Ph: (850) 644-6918
Email: smith@coaps.fsu.edu

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.