Employment

Below is a list of current open positions at RENCI. Ideal candidates should enjoy working with internationally known researchers and with the tools and technologies that comprise an advanced cyberinfrastructure. An interest in multidisciplinary research and in collaborating with researchers, including the development of new proposals, projects and programs, is expected. A Ph.D is required for Senior Research Scientist positions; a master's degree and/or a mix of professional experience and a bachelor's degree is required for software development positions.


Social Media Specialist – S015455

Renaissance Computing Institute
Social Media Specialist
Position #S015455

Position Summary

The Social Media Specialist is responsible for planning, creating, and scheduling social posts – along with maintaining reports – for all of RENCI’s affiliated social media accounts in support of RENCI’s internal and external strategic goals and the strategic goals of UNC-Chapel Hill. Anticipated 20 hours per week. Primary Duties: -Develop and maintain timely social media content. -Expand a community presence on RENCI-affiliated social media channels and engage in ongoing conversations on those channe...

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Position Summary

The Social Media Specialist is responsible for planning, creating, and scheduling social posts – along with maintaining reports – for all of RENCI’s affiliated social media accounts in support of RENCI’s internal and external strategic goals and the strategic goals of UNC-Chapel Hill. Anticipated 20 hours per week.

Primary Duties:
-Develop and maintain timely social media content.
-Expand a community presence on RENCI-affiliated social media channels and engage in ongoing conversations on those channels.
-Work with other content creators in marketing and communications throughout the University and our partner organizations to develop and implement integrated social media initiatives.
-Monitor conversations relevant to RENCI and our community on social media channels and share observations.
-Stay current on social media platform best practices, specifically for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
-Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of RENCI and partner social media accounts and recommend adjustments and modifications as needed.
-Track and report performance via goals and metrics.

Educational Requirements

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalency and two years of visual/graphic arts experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred: Degree in journalism, communications, marketing or a related field. At least two years of professional experience in a communications position. Training or experience in science and research and/or education will be advantageous and viewed favorably.

Qualifications and Experience

Specialized knowledge in communication and outreach. Knowledge of marketing, communications planning, and social media best practices. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Project management skills. Basic graphic design skills. Photography skills and the ability to create or edit short video clips will be advantageous and viewed favorably.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/169552

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Science Writer and Content Specialist – S015457

Renaissance Computing Institute
Science Writer and Content Specialist
Position #S015457

Position Summary

Working with the Communications and Marketing Manager, the Science Writer and Content Specialist is responsible for content and communication opportunities in support of RENCI’s internal and external strategic goals and the strategic goals of UNC-Chapel Hill. Anticipated 20-30 hours per week. Primary Duties: 80% – Write, edit, and distribute RENCI news and feature releases, as well as other public communications. Write, edit, and disseminate appropriate articles, white papers, proposals, etc. Effectively...

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Position Summary

Working with the Communications and Marketing Manager, the Science Writer and Content Specialist is responsible for content and communication opportunities in support of RENCI’s internal and external strategic goals and the strategic goals of UNC-Chapel Hill. Anticipated 20-30 hours per week.

Primary Duties:
80% – Write, edit, and distribute RENCI news and feature releases, as well as other public communications. Write, edit, and disseminate appropriate articles, white papers, proposals, etc. Effectively promote RENCI’s impact and value through all communications and marketing efforts (e.g., websites, print publications, electronic presentations, etc.).
Organize content for and produce multiple newsletters in support of RENCI and its affiliates. Maintain familiarity with newsletter production systems such as Mailchimp.
Collaborate with communications and project management team members on media and research project relations, helping to facilitate requests for interviews and develop story information.

20% – Develop and maintain timely web content.
Assist in content development for secondary RENCI websites, project websites and partner sites, including content development and organization and branding.
Maintain, monitor, and update web information and services.
Maintain familiarity with content management systems such as WordPress.

Educational Requirements

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred: Degree in journalism, communications, or a related field. At least two years of professional experience in a communications position. Training or experience in science and research and/or education is advantageous and viewed favorably.

Qualifications and Experience

Specialized knowledge in communication and outreach. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to write and edit scientific news and feature stories, as well as academic presentations and reports. Ability to foster and maintain collaborations with both academic and industrial researchers. Working knowledge of web and newsletter communications technologies. Interpersonal communication, human relations, and team building skills. Project management skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/169650

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Senior Software Engineer – 20025744

Renaissance Computing Institute
Senior Software Engineer
Position #20025744

Position Summary

We are currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Data Science team. The Senior Software Engineer will develop interfaces and components in a continuous deployment context emphasizing DevOps automation and cloud native design principles. We are interested in demonstrated experience delivering high quality, complex systems exhibiting deep familiarity with software design patterns and the principles of microservice architectures. While exposure to the specific tools and protocols is important, we will consider candidates with a strong foundation in ...

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Position Summary

We are currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Data Science team. The Senior Software Engineer will develop interfaces and components in a continuous deployment context emphasizing DevOps automation and cloud native design principles. We are interested in demonstrated experience delivering high quality, complex systems exhibiting deep familiarity with software design patterns and the principles of microservice architectures. While exposure to the specific tools and protocols is important, we will consider candidates with a strong foundation in computer science and a track record of delivering advanced software to develop those competencies.

Educational Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable background in academic or research computing management, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

At least three years of professional software development experience. Programming and development skills in software engineering and design patterns required. Experience with distributed computing, database, and operating systems concepts, design, and implementation. Demonstrated practice of iterative, customer focused software development in a continuous deployment setting involving multiple teams. Capacity for self education, interdisciplinary study and inquiry. Effective oral and written communication skills. Interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills. Ability to foster and maintain collaborations with local and national researchers, and subject matter experts.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/169044.

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Senior Research DevOps Engineer – 20023507

Renaissance Computing Institute
DevOps Senior Research Software Developer
Position #20023507

Position Summary

This position provides experienced research software development support for RENCI projects that involve local and national collaborations with academic researchers, state agency subject matter experts, and other computer and computational scientists. Principal Functions 60% – DevOps: Perform continuous integration across multiple physical distributed teams. Develop new research software and related techniques for efficient use by internal and external users. 20% – Develop stand-alone research software and web software and interfaces. 10% – Work wit...

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Position Summary

This position provides experienced research software development support for RENCI projects that involve local and national collaborations with academic researchers, state agency subject matter experts, and other computer and computational scientists.

Principal Functions

60% – DevOps: Perform continuous integration across multiple physical distributed teams. Develop new research software and related techniques for efficient use by internal and external users.

20% – Develop stand-alone research software and web software and interfaces.

10% – Work with RENCI management and staff on project requirements.

5% – Solicit feedback from software users on improvements and implementations.

5% – Work with researchers and users of software to explain functionality.

Educational Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable background in academic or research computing management, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

At least five years of professional software development experience. Programming and development skills in Software Engineering, DevOps, Continuous Integration, Jenkins, git, GitHub, Python, Java, Django, Container Technologies such as Docker and Singularity, SQL Server, Linux, Unix Shell Scripts, Tomcat, HTML, JSON, XML, Design Patterns, basic System Admin and Sysops, and Web Services, with Ansible and Kubernetes preferred. Demonstrated ability to perform continuous integration across multiple contributing teams and support group efforts in helping test and package software as easy to deploy solutions. Ability to build collaborative efforts with appropriate departments. Capacity for self-education. Interdisciplinary study and inquiry. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills. Ability to foster and maintain collaborations with local and national researchers, subject matter experts.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/159991.

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