Software Analyst, QA

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Software Analyst, QA for the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. This is a full-time, non-tenured, administrative position. The main responsibilities of this position are to develop, maintain, and improve new and existing software to monitor the state of the hardware, software systems, and data products that make up NSL's end-to-end sensor networks and data delivery systems. The Software Analyst will coordinate within a network operations group consisting of network and software engineers, field technicians, and project managers to help ensure operational excellence of instrumentation for environmental monitoring. He/she will also be responsible for utilizing these monitoring tools to help the group maintain awareness of the quality and availability of the systems and data acquired and processed at remote sites. Secondarily, the incumbent will collaborate with lab personnel to understand and provide assistance in other technical areas of lab operations, including data acquisition systems, systems administration, systems analysis, and networking. The Software Analyst will monitor hardware and software systems by collecting and analyzing metrics from the data center to determine availability and consistency of data. This requires writing, testing and debugging computer programming language.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of related work experience including: Experience in programming and scripting, reading and writing time-series data to/from a relational database and parsing of log or other data files to extract needed information.

Master's Degree and one (1) year of related work experience.

Certification and Licensure:

NV driver's license

US citizen

Schedule or Travel Requirements

The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs. Occasional travel may be required.

Preferred experience

Experience writing and/or maintaining computer programs that gather real-time data

Basic familiarity with data structures, serialization, databases

Experience installing and configuring software in a Linux environment

Compensation Grade

B

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program

Department Information

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory www.seismo.unr.edu is a research division within the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Laboratory has overall responsibility for instrumental studies of earthquakes in the Nevada region. The laboratory operates a statewide network of seismographic stations and investigates the sizes, frequencies of occurrence, and distribution of earthquakes in the region, and other problems related to seismic risk in Nevada.The Laboratory disseminates seismic information to the public and regularly publishes research results. It serves as a data repository and a resource for the public on matters related to earthquake activity and earthquake risks in Nevada and adjoining states. The laboratory also handles grant- and contract-supported research on seismic problems of national and international importance, and interacts closely with the University of Nevada Reno Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering to prepare well-educated professionals for careers in seismology.

Department Contacts

Mark Williams - markwilliams@seismo.unr.edu 775-784-4317

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please attach the following documents to your application.

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Posting Close Time

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

Posting Close Date

11/1/2019

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
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If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu .For UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.