Data Systems Analyst 2

University Of California San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago

This is a 50% - 100% variable 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.

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The Marine Physical Laboratory Division (MPL) Division at SIO is seeking to hire a Data Systems Analyst 2. The Data Systems Analyst will apply and perform data management and application programming on a variety of oceanographic and meteorological datasets and work on data/information management problems of moderate scope and complexity where analyses of situations or data require a review of a variety of factors.

This position engages in all aspects of data management including architecture, documentation, storage, archiving, quality control, and local applications and services. Given the near real-time nature of most projects in the lab, automated monitoring must be developed to ensure quality and continuity of services. A wide array of scientific data are acquired and managed to support both short-term experiments and long-term projects. Long-term projects vary in scale from small developmental datasets to national programs. Data sources include remote sensing products, UXV-based observations, model output, and custom instrumentation. Additional data processing and visualization are needed on occasion in order to ensure quality control, produce additional data products, or provide field support.

  • Must be willing and able to travel. Occasional at-sea work, approximately 1-2 trips per year (20-30 days per year). Please note at-sea trip amounts/length is approximate and will vary year to year.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training. Demonstrated knowledge of data management systems, practices and standards.

  • Thorough knowledge relating to logical data design, data warehouse design, data integration or the management of web content or other unstructured data.

  • Advanced skills associated with software design, modification, implementation and deployment, including object-oriented programming concepts.

  • Thorough experience with common programming tools. Demonstrated ability to follow software specifications.

  • Demonstrated software repository skills. Demonstrated testing and test planning skills.

  • Thorough experience with identification and use of code libraries and open-source forums.

  • Intermediate knowledge of relevant rules and regulations. Intermediate knowledge of secure software development.

  • Familiarity with system administration in UNIX, LINUX, OSX, and Windows operating environment.

  • Proven experience implementing, documenting with, and maintaining software revision control using tools such as Git.

  • Familiarity with security protocols: HTTPS, VPN, WEP, SSH, SCP.

  • Proven experience in data visualization. Proficiency in MATLAB, Python and MySQL.

  • Familiarity with important types of data models such as logical/relational models, dimensional models and document models. Ability to prepare simple data models under guidance of more senior professionals.

  • Familiarity with geospatial and scientific data formats (NetCDF, HDF), libraries, and web services (JSON, ERDAP, THREDDS Data Server).

  • Strong analytical and design skills. Ability to abstract information requirements from real-world processes to understand information flows in computer systems. Ability to represent relevant information in abstract models.

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Experience in developing and applying quality control measures. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner. Proven service orientation skills.

  • Strong ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds. Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Ability to work with others under demanding conditions, sometimes for extended periods of time.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain secret security clearance.

  • Must be willing and able to travel. Occasional at-sea work, approximately 1-2 trips per year (20-30 days per year). Please note at-sea trip amounts and length is approximate and will vary year to year.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

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Data Systems Analyst 2

University Of California