The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) maintains an internationally recognized research program with six research areas, numerous academic programs, and multiple research and testing laboratories spread across five different buildings. Civil and Environmental Engineering continues to be recognized as one of the world's premier programs in our field, with both undergraduate and graduate programs of the department ranking in the top 20 in polls such as US News & World Report, National Research Council, and Gorman Report. The department serves over 700 students annually, and grants bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees. This represents an increase of 70% since 2010. As of March 2018, the department has approximately 39 tenured/tenure track faculty. The department has a large portfolio of programs, including multiple online programs, a growing number of international exchanges with both Scandinavian and Asian nations, cost centers, and multiple professional master's programs.Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has an outstanding opportunity for an Interim Software Developer / Data Scientist.The Software Developer/Data Scientist will assist with Waterhackweek activities, coding tasks, data analysis, data visualization, Github project management, trainings and communications. The Waterhackweek initiatives and events span from January - June, 2019. Waterhackweek is a 5-day hackweek to be held at the University of Washington from March 25-29 in partnership with the University of Washington eScience Institute.The Software Developer/Data Scientist will work in a team environment that includes faculty, professional staff, data scientists, researchers, and other key stakeholders at the eScience Institute and within the Freshwater Initiative. This position is open to both professionals, as well as graduate students.Project work that may overlap with UW coursework or projects: the successful applicant will prototype a communication system (graph network or reuse of other code) where outcome will be a software tool used by the Cybertraining and Hackweek communities to coordinate and self-organize online and in-person to improve participants ability to network and find funding opportunities for projects emerging from the Hackweek.The data scientist will work with the team to research existing tools, interview community members, design and pitch proposals to the project team, and implement a prototype solution to test at the Hackweeks.Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with coding tasks in Python using Jupyter Notebooks
Manage continuous integration of Github repositories
Organize, conduct and participate in training events
Develop and send out communications for developer teams
Provide technical assistance to other key stakeholders
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.