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Research Engineer

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
May 10, 2023

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Research EngineerThe George Mason University, Center for Spatial information Science and Systems invites applications for an open position of Research Engineer. George Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.About the Department:Located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, George Mason University is the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a diverse student body. Affiliated with College of Science, CSISS is a university research center in geoinformatics. CSISS conducts research funded by U.S. federal agencies and international organizations. For more information about the center, please visit successful candidate will conduct funding research on web-based geospatial decision-making systems. The incumbent will implement standard-based interoperable geospatial decision-making systems on mobile, cluster, and cloud platforms. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to write system documents and provide on-line user support.Required Qualifications:M.S. degree in geographic information science, computer science, or related fields;2-year project experience in developing standard-compliant geospatial information systems; andProject experience in OGC interoperability standards, particularly WMS, WCS, and OpenSearch, and the CropScape system.Preferred Qualifications:Ph.D. degree in geographic information science, computer science, or related fields;Experience in programming with multiple languages (e.g., Java, Python, C/C++) for geospatial applications;Experience in fullstack Web development;Experience in geospatial Web service development and RESTful service implementation;Experience in Web application development using JavaSript and its popular frameworks, such as React;Experience in mobile App development with frameworks such as React Native;Understand and apply modern Web application development concepts, such as OpenAPI, Progressive Web API, Responsive Web application; andExperience in software development with Open Source Geospatial software and libraries, e.g. GDAL and OSGeo packages.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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