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Data Informatics Engineer

Date: Mar 2, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10268 


The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an opening for a Technical Professional- development focused- in its Earth System Informatics and Data Discovery Section. The successful candidate will help link advanced informatics and computer science to metadata management and distribution in the Earth, climate, and environmental sciences.


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

You may be involved with workflow automation for scientific metadata management, software development, data interoperability and data operations activities that support projects in Environmental Data Science at ORNL, such as the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Center. This work will involve collaborative engagement with other institutions, partners, and the ability to engage in standards development.


We are seeking a self-starter, willing to develop expertise in standards for scientific data repositories, advanced techniques for archiving and distribution of scientific data, as well as advanced data tools development and data flow operations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Atmospheric Science or closely related discipline
  • Strong background in scientific data management as applied to earth and atmospheric science
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in informatics or data science or scientific data curation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in one or more programming languages such as: Python or Java
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in database management in one of the following: PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, SQL Anywhere
  • Strong software experience in building data analysis, visualizations, or automating data workflows using modern technologies, and data sharing with distributed systems
  • Strong experience working with atmospheric data or in situ observations and/or meteorological instrumentation and measurements
  • Knowledge and experience in database applications such as PostgreSQL, SQL Server, SQL Anywhere, Oracle, etc.
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Desire to learn and adopt new tools and technologies as required by the projects



This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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