LTER Data Center Transition Team Lead Computer Scientist
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related area
Expertise in network topology of the University of Wisconsin Madison is preferred, including issues relevant to security and network authentication; expertise in multiple computer operating systems, including LINUX, Mac OS, and Windows; a basic understanding of programming languages; demonstrable capacity to learn quickly, work independently, as well as work well within teams.
The US Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network has 24 research locations within the US, including the North Temperate Lakes (NTL) site run at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Center for Limnology. As a flagship program of the US National Science Foundation, LTER receives broad recognition in the scientific community for its leadership in ecological science, education and outreach, and information management. The LTER network has been supported by a Network Office (LNO) in Albuquerque for more than a decade; however, that office is closing as of April 2016, and its functions are being split. Two critical functions of the LNO, communication and network-level information management, are being moved to new sites. LTER network communication is now being provided by NCEAS in Santa Barbara. Information management will be provided by the Network Information Management Office (NIMO), a new initiative led by the UW Center for Limnology. The CFL seeks to hire a computer scientist to ensure rapid transition of what is considered the LTER Network Information Management System (NIS) from Albuquerque to Madison and without disruption to critical LTER network level information management.