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Software Developer - Lab of Ornithology

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $82,319 - $95,669

💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ November 29th, 2022

Docker Java JavaFX
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The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology is seeking a Software Developer to join the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics.

About Us
The K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics, https://bioacoustics.cornell.edu, is a highly interdisciplinary team of scientists, educators, engineers, postdocs, students, and research support personnel working with many national and international collaborators on a wide variety of terrestrial, aquatic, and marine bioacoustic research projects tackling conservation issues worldwide. The mission of the Yang Center is to collect and interpret sounds in nature by developing and applying innovative technologies across multiple ecological scales to inspire and inform the conservation of wildlife and habitats. In addition to conducting applied research and technology development, the Yang Center provides bioacoustic monitoring tools, services, and expertise to partners and customers in academia, government, and industry and provides training and capacity-building support globally.

The Yang Center is seeking a Software Developer to provide software development support for the Raven software suite (https://ravensoundsoftware.com).

This role reports to the Lead Raven Developer and is expected to:
  • Participate in the development of multiple software projects, including the Raven interactive sound analysis software project (https://ravensoundsoftware.com).
  • Collaborate with other members of the software engineering team to expand and improve acoustic analysis tools developed by the Yang Center team.
  • Create, code, test, debug, maintain, and document data-processing features, data-conversion utilities, user-interface features, and other software features to solve problems in data visualization, detection, localization, measurement, and classification of animal sounds.
  • Create documentation for developers and end-users.
  • Work with technical support to assist in resolving user problems.
  • Support sound analysis workshops offered by the Yang Center (https://www.birds.cornell.edu/ccb/sound-analysis-workshop).

The Software Developer must be able to foster and maintain excellent working relationships with coworkers, collaborators, students, and customers from very diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. This requires approaching all matters with an open mind, sense of curiosity, service-minded attitude, and diplomacy.

This position located at the Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. Preference is for location in the Ithaca area; however, a remote worksite may be considered. Worksite arrangements are subject to change to accommodate business needs. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

What We Offer
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation leave, health and personal leave, 13 paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day), educational benefits, and superior retirement contributions.

Key requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science or engineering, and 3+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination, with at least 2 years programming experience.
  • A thorough understanding of object-oriented programming and GUI applications.
  • Experience creating and modifying code for desktop applications in Java or other strongly typed object-oriented languages.
  • Experience developing and maintaining application code for cross-platform functionality including Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
  • Experience with version control systems and issue tracking software such as Git and Jira.
  • Experience with one or more build tools such as Gradle, Maven, or Ant.
  • Good interpersonal skills and diplomacy required with a variety of domain experts, as well as the ability to help establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule.
  • Must be self-motivated, willing to learn new skills, and able to prioritize projects and regularly communicate progress.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and inclusively in a team environment where cooperation between colleagues and flexibility to different styles and approaches is required.

If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for you! 
  • Experience with full software lifecycle development for desktop GUI applications in Java/JavaFX.
  • Experience with Docker, AWS Lambda, or similar.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with programmers, scientists, and engineers in a dynamic, creative, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Experience writing software for image or sound analysis, especially bioacoustics signals.
  • Practical knowledge of modern machine learning frameworks such as Google TensorFlow.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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University Job Title: Applications Programmer III
Job Family: Information Technology
Level: F
Pay Rate Type: Salary
Pay Range: $82,319.00 - $95,669.00
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Contact Name: Denise Smith
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