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Web Application Engineer

Posted on: May 09, 2014

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a University of Colorado space research lab at the Boulder campus. As an Institute of CU-Boulder, LASP is at the international forefront of space science research in solar, planetary, atmospheric and space plasma physics. LASP’s record of excellence in space instrument and spacecraft construction, mission operations, and science data analysis for Earth, planetary, and deep space missions is supported by organizational expertise in space-flight electronics, mechanisms, detectors and optics across a wide spectral range — including sensors for energetic particle, dust, electric field, and magnetic field measurements.

This individual will work closely with scientists, engineers, and other personnel to design, develop, integrate, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot web platform applications and tools. Duties include building front-end systems with data driven visualization to support space research projects, as well as supporting back-end development to a lesser degree.

Job Duties:

•Work closely with scientists, project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to design and implement versatile front-end solutions for data access and display.

•Design and develop data driven, browser-based

applications using Javascript, HTML5, and CSS3.

•Experiment with new ways to visualize large amounts of data

•Participate at a high level in a dynamic web platform team

•Communicate with scientists, information technology and data systems staff, end users, and other stakeholders to translate needs into system requirements, solid solutions, and reliable results.

•Present work at meetings and reviews; give oral presentations in both formal and informal settings.

Due to ITAR restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Bachelors degree or higher in a physical science, computer science, or related field

•At least 2 years of recent experience in web application engineering.

•Demonstrated experience developing applications in JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5, and other web standards

•Strong problem solving skills; adaptable, proactive, and willing to take ownership.

•Excellent written and verbal English communication skills and the ability to engage and work closely with all classes of users

Please include work samples with your application, such as URLs and an indication of your own involvement with the application.

Desired Qualifications:

•Experience with visualization libraries, such as D3

•Ability to work within a diverse team environment, but highly self motivated and able to work independently to manage multiple simultaneous job tasks with minimal supervision


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents:
1 — Cover Letter
2 — Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3 — List of 3 Professional References, including all contact information (NOTE: hiring unit will request an official letter of recommendation when appropriate in order to fulfill the requirements for the hiring dossier)
4 — Proof of Highest Degree Earned

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
The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

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