Software Engineer Posted Mar 05
Max Planck - Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change , New Haven, CT
Map of Life (MOL) and the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change are seeking a Software Engineer who is interested in developing new technologies to support effective global biodiversity education, monitoring, research and decision-making. The successful candidate will assemble and integrate a wide range of knowledge about species distributions and their dynamics over time. Map of Life is built on a scalable web platform geared for large biodiversity and environmental data and provides best-possible species distribution information together with a range of information and biodiversity indicator products. Map of Life leads the data integration and mapping efforts of the Half-Earth Project that aims to identify and prioritize target areas for global biodiversity conservation. Responsibilities and tasks for this position will include:

Developing responsive web applications using HTML5 and CSS3 on modern JavaScript frameworks and Python, documenting through GitHub and workflow optimization, working in Unix-based systems.
Supporting and building backend API services.
Supporting and building frontend interfaces with frameworks like Angular, React, etc.
Receiving and providing feedback on code, incorporating user feedback directly into products.
Assessing and meeting technical and stakeholder needs.
Conducting written and oral presentations that summarize the analysis of data, interpret findings, and provide conclusions and recommendations.
Solving problems in an organized and logical manner.

The Max Planck Yale Center supports research and training around the use of new technologies such as GPS tracking and remote sensing to address questions in ecology, behavior, and global change. Flagship Center projects include the Icarus initiative, a space station-based near-global GPS animal movement observation system, Movebank, which supports the management and integration of movement data, and Map of Life.

The position will be based at Yale University, with close collaborative links to our partners worldwide. Yale University offers researchers and staff competitive salaries and a generous package of benefits. Yale has a thriving and growing community of young scholars in ecology, evolution and global change science in the EEB Department, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, the Peabody Museum, and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in our group. We aim to promote the success of traditionally underrepresented groups in science because we believe not only in the importance of increasing equity across academia, but also that a diverse team will enable a broader perspective and enhance creativity.