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#101932 Computer Resource Specialist 2

Extended Deadline: Fri 10/25/2019

This is a 50% - 100% career position with full medical and retirement benefits. This position will remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/1/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/10/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Marine Physical Laboratory Division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is seeking a new Computer Resource Specialist. Under direction and as a member of an oceanographic research group, this employee will code, test, and debug functionality for an XML database system using a variety of programming languages. Learns to use professional concepts, industry standards, and best practices in maintaining databases. Works on problems of limited scope, normally receives detailed instruction on work assignments and primarily works with other members in the incumbent's unit. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.

The Computer Resource Specialist 2 will assist in training users and provide support to users for procedural and minor technical problems with the database system. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining documentation of the project. This position will also be responsible for ensuring secure and stable computer and network systems for all activities related to acquisition, processing and analysis of data for a fleet of specialized oceanographic equipment. Efficiently manage and perform the specification, procurement, installation and maintenance of computer and network hardware and software for a research group working with large acoustic data sets.

This position requires interaction with staff, graduate, and undergraduate students and may at times require travel. Work with, support, and consult academic, research, engineering, and technical staff, including undergraduate and graduate students, to maintain, archive, process, troubleshoot, and analyze long-term data sets from oceanographic instrumentation. Maintain, improve, and implement new features into data processing and analysis software. Provide work direction for undergraduate assistants to accomplish research group’s computer-related goals. Perform data quality analysis and software development in support of instrumentation performance evaluation, enhancements, and data error correction to provide the highest possible data quality.

  • This is a 50% - 100% career position with full medical and retirement benefits. Must be flexible and available to work variable hours 50% - 100% of the time based on department needs.


  • B.A. or B.S. in computer science, engineering, physical science or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to program in MATLAB, Java, R, Python or XML/XQuery for database improvements and maintenance, data and signal processing, data evaluation, compression decoding, format conversion, and quality analysis of large data sets.

  • Demonstrated ability to specify, assemble, install, and test PC-based workstations and processing array computer hardware and software.

  • Strong working knowledge of UNIX, Mac OS, and Windows operating systems, especially system administration tasks.

  • Proven ability to utilize, troubleshoot, and repair PC hardware and software in support of instrumentation via network, serial port, disk drive and other operations.

  • Proven ability to provide computer hardware and software consultation services to a wide range of computer users from highly technical to non-technical staff members.

  • Working knowledge of standard security procedures for servers, workstations, firewalls, networks and data.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of state-of-the-art computer and network systems with the ability to keep this knowledge current and up-to-date.

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, verbally, in writing and in-person.

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new tasks.


  • A background check is required for this position. offer of employment is contingent upon candidate clearing the background check process.

  • Must possess a current California Driver License.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$53,598.90/Year ($25.67/Hour)
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TX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, variable, Mon-Fri