University of Alaska GIS Product Analyst in Fairbanks, Alaska
GIS Product Analyst
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Classification:Information Systems Professional 3A
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Geophysical Institute
Categories:Engineering/Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Research/Science/Grants
Position Summary:We are looking for someone with a background in GIS and remote sensing who can help us build data products that will be useful to the community. We want someone who will be thrilled to work with ASF’s large and growing archive of SAR data and will be excited to help us define, generate and validate advanced products with high scientific value for the research community on a global scale, and for our growing set of users who are not scientists but still can find value in SAR and SAR-derived data products. The ideal candidate will be familiar with remote sensing data and be able to provide useful insight into generating high-quality end products from complex SAR data that are useful to a broad spectrum of expert and non-expert users. We need you to develop innovative data and tools using new technologies that will keep us relevant and competitive in this rapidly-changing earth data landscape.
10Create quality specifications for new products: Provide technical support to project managers for new products. Create quality specifications for higher-level products from knowledge of original products. Troubleshoot algorithms and modify existing code to characterize quality and correct for errors in new product implementations. Work with Test Team, Scrum Masters, System Admins, and Product Owners for gathering and understanding functional and business needs.Essential
10Effective Communications: Participate in sprint planning meetings, daily scrum meetings, and in team retrospective meetings. Work closely with Operations, Mission Support and Product Management Teams to ensure that the software development process produces high quality products.Essential
15Systems release coordination: Coordinate software releases between development team and operations. Troubleshoot complex issues with the use and installation of packages. Provide for the maintenance of test environments and managing change between the stages of deployment.Essential
25Monitor system quality: Perform routine maintenance and testing of operational systems. Maintain assessment devices in the field and in the IT environment. Monitor health or quality of systems over time, including trending analysis.Essential
40Test software and assess image quality: Identify and acquire appropriate data for testing of specific quality features. Perform new and unique analyses of remote sensing data for assessing image quality. Automate analyses with scripts or code. Make modifications to existing quality assessment tools. Identify, isolate and report defects through unit and integration tests, user acceptance tests, and usability tests. Create tests from user stories and consultation with stake holders. Execute and analyze tests and provide concise and timely information to the development team. Design test matrix based on requirements which will drive the development of unit, integration, user acceptance, exploratory, usability, performance and load testing. Perform visual and standardized analysis of remote sensing data for assessing image quality. Provide good characterizations of quality to development team. Develop and maintain statistics to quantify data quality measurements. Compare quality of data to specifications. Create statistical reports of image quality.Essential
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We are looking for someone with a background in GIS and remote sensing who can help us build data products that will be useful to the community. We want someone who will be thrilled to work with ASF’s large and growing archive of SAR data and will be excited to help us define, generate and validate advanced products with high scientific value for the research community on a global scale, and for our growing set of users who are not scientists but still can find value in SAR and SAR-derived data products. The ideal candidate will be familiar with remote sensing data and be able to provide useful insight into generating high-quality end products from complex SAR data that are useful to a broad spectrum of expert and non-expert users. We need you to develop innovative data and tools using new technologies that will keep us relevant and competitive in this rapidly-changing earth data landscape.
As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
This position is a Grade 80 - Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. The review of this posting will start on 03/03/2018, at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. This posting will be closed once the position is filled.
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-5880. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UAF Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Non-Represented Staff (Probationary Period):
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2018, and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/
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Advertised:20 Feb 2018Alaskan Standard Time