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7 Oct 2022

Full-Time Software/Firmware Developer

Cornell University – Lab of Ornithology – K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics – Posted by YangCenterAdmin Ithaca, New York, United States

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Job Description

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology is seeking a Software/Firmware 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/Firmware Developer responsible for designing, developing, improving, and maintaining embedded systems to acquire and process bioacoustic data. The Yang Center uses both archival and real-time systems to collect data in remote and inaccessible areas. Our real-time systems typically run machine learning algorithms onboard off-the-shelf single-board computers (such as the Raspberry Pi). In addition, these systems are equipped with satellite and cell phone communication modules that allow the transmission of detection events (e.g., an animal call) from remote field locations to centralized computing systems. A major component of the work of this position will be to design, develop, implement, and improve interfaces between various hardware and software components.

The Software/Firmware Developer will oversee:

  • Testing and analyzing the acoustic data acquisition systems’ performance, including unit testing, systems testing, and functional testing before deployments – sometimes in the field.
  • Collaboration efforts with field technicians to troubleshoot problems with existing and new hardware and software systems and coordinate with field support staff to ensure that systems are correctly deployed to meet research goals and project objectives.
  • Consultation and training to internal and external scientists and students on bioacoustics technologies developed at the Yang Center and research and report on ways to use existing or emerging technologies to further the Yang Center’s needs.
  • Collaboration with scientists and engineers on technical reports and scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, present research findings, methods, and engineering innovations at scientific conferences, and occasionally assist with developing grants, contracts, and project budgets.

This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon performance, funding, and available work.

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:

Technical qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with a minimum of three years of relevant experience.
  • Experience integrating hardware, firmware, and software components.
  • Experience with Linux server administration.
  • Experience writing software in C.
  • Experience with Python, Django, or equivalent RDBMS-backed web application development; knowledge of setting up and maintaining web servers & their configurations.
  • Experience with open-source software platforms to create, deploy and manage virtualized application containers on a common operating system (e.g., Docker).
  • Experience with single-board computer programming (e.g., Raspberry Pi).

Personal qualifications:

  • Demonstrable skills in problem-solving, multi-tasking, critical thinking, and written and oral communication.
  • Must be able to communicate technical information to non-technical users.
  • Proven ability to learn new programming languages quickly.
  • Must have strong project management skills and the ability to work with others in a project team.

If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for you!

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Basic knowledge of circuit design, electronics, software design, and structured programming.
  • Ability to develop Linux audio APIs, ALSA, pulse, JACK.
  • Experience with socket programming.
  • Experience interfacing with a variety of communications systems (cell-phone modules, Iridium modems).
  • Experience implementing machine learning algorithms on embedded systems.
  • Web API design and basic front-end web development, HTML, CSS, javascript, and jquery experience.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply:

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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

Company:

Contract College

Contact Name:

Denise Smith

Number of Openings:

1

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

2022-09-27-07:00

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Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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