Canadian Advanced Network For Astronomical Research
Closing Date: December 18, 2013
The UVic Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a Software Specialist to work on the CANFAR NEP-110 project. This is a term position ending December 31, 2014.
The Canadian Advanced Network For Astronomical Research (CANFAR) is an operational infrastructure for the processing, storage, data management, and workflow management needs of large Canadian astronomy projects. The CANFAR infrastructure also allows astronomers to transparently access distributed cloud storage and processing resources provided by Compute Canada resources.
The CANFAR infrastructure is integrated into an environment that includes Canadian astronomers, Canadian astronomy surveys, the telescope facilities in Hawaii which observe and distribute data, the science data archives at the National Research Council's Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC); and Compute Canada. The CANFAR team consists of UVic positions, CADC staff, and a small group of university-based scientists and data specialists.
The NEP-110 project within CANFAR involves extending the capabilities of the Virtual-Machine-On-Demand services, extending the capabilities of the Group Management service and adding random access capability to the Data Management service. The Software Specialist will provide the software development expertise required to design, implement, and deploy various components of these deliverables. The Software Specialist will work primarily at the CADC (located 12 km from UVic).
The Software Specialist reports to the CANFAR Project Manager, and will be under the direct supervision of the CANFAR project Principal Investigator.
Address any enquires/applications to:
phone: (250) 363 0005
A résumé and accompanying cover letter (in .doc, .odt or .pdf format) should be sent via email. Applications with no cover letters will not be considered. Applications must be received no later than the closing date indicated above. In reply please quote the appropriate job title.