PNSN Software Engineer

Website PNSN1 Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Monitoring earthquakes in Washington and Oregon

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington in Seattle has an outstanding opportunity for a Software Engineer to support our real-time seismic monitoring projects.

PNSN monitors earthquakes in the states of Washington and Oregon for public safety and scientific research. We operate about 450 remote seismic stations throughout the region. Data from these remote sites are transmitted to the UW continuously in real time to our processing and alerting center at the UW Seattle. The data are processed through several applications to provide a series of products, including real-time warnings of imminent shaking (called ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning), earthquake locations and sizes, distribution of strong shaking, and raw data archived for scientific and engineering studies. The Software Engineer position is critical for further development and testing of our real-time processing and analysis codes, as well as programs to improve system health monitoring.

The successful applicant will work within a small team of scientists, software engineers, and computer specialists at PNSN and with ShakeAlert developers at partner institutions: CalTech, UC Berkeley, and the USGS. An exciting challenge for the Software Engineer is to work within a real-time and continuous production framework.

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The position will be open until filled, however, we expect to start reviewing applications on October 14, 2019.

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