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[job list] ACM@UIUC Weekly Job Postings

ACM@UIUC Weekly Job Postings
Week of August 24th, 2007

With postings from:
WILL Public Media
Atmospheric Sciences Department


Title: Software Engineer
Company: Yahoo
Contact: Jeff Huang <huangj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Hiring for: Full-time  Intern/Co-op
Hello, I'm a recent graduate from UIUC who has joined Yahoo as a
software engineer. Our team is looking to hire some additional software
engineers to work on data. Send me your resume and I'll pass it directly
to the hiring managers. Here is the official job posting:

Yahoo Software Engineer

WOW! Participate in the development of distributed systems to build,
implement and maintain one of the world?s largest data processing / data
management solutions. Challenges include designing high-performance
multi-parallel algorithms and building their fault-tolerant
implementations that can scale to handle PETABYTES OF DATA.

In this role you will architect/design, implement, test, and provide
support for moving huge data volumes from source systems into the
warehouse. You will provide logical and physical schema design and
development through data modeling techniques.  Designs must be flexible
enough to adapt to Yahoo!'s fast changing business requirements.
Additionally, you will design and develop data integration best
practices to maintain data accuracy and quality

Experience / Skills Required:

? Experience architecting and developing large scale data processing
? Experience in real time data processing / data management systems that
is operable in a lights out environment.
? Solid background with data modeling and data warehouse design.

Technical Skills:

? Strong and demonstrated expertise in developing with C++, Perl and
? Experience in building VLDB systems is a plus.
? Experience building ETL tools.
? Must have strong analytical skills (Data Analytics / Business
Analytics) to source, analyze and interpret raw data into business
knowledge base.
? Very good understanding of RDBMS concepts. Good knowledge of SQL is
highly preferred.
? Excellent communication skills, Ability to work with business users to
understand business requirements and convert them to technical
requirements for development is a must.


Title: Media Services Director
Company: WILL Public Media
Contact: Elizabeth Weathers <eweather@xxxxxxxx> 217-244-2625
Hiring for: Full-time  
Media Systems Manager, WILL Public Media, Division of Broadcasting,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time
professional to manage digital media systems integration for WILL
AM-FM-TV-Online, the University's public broadcasting stations
affiliated with the Public Broadcasting Service and National Public
Radio. WILL-AM, on air since 1922, is a 5,000-watt station that serves
eastern Illinois and western Indiana with a news and informational
format.  WILL-FM, established in 1941, is a 105,000-watt station that
serves east central Illinois and west central Indiana with predominantly
classical music programming. WILL-TV, established in 1955, is the
primary PBS affiliate for viewers in central Illinois. WILL-Online
extends the reach of all WILL broadcast services with extensive online
archives and program information. 

Brief Description:

This is a full-time Academic Professional position under the general
supervision of the Director of Internet Development. The Media Systems
Manager plays a key role in developing a model file-based digital media
workflow at WILL, and managing content and metadata across all
platforms. She or he is responsible for developing and maintaining the
digital media production, publishing, archiving, and preservation
environment for WILL AM-FM-TV-Online, and for directing its use to serve
the mission of the WILL and the Division of Broadcasting. 


* Coordinates with Production Staff, Engineering, Computer Services,
Operations, and Internet Development to develop and integrate systems
for media file and metadata production and interoperability. 
* Works with vendors in developing and supporting digital media
production, network, metadata, and storage systems. 
* Serves as the primary support person for digital video production
workstations, servers, and storage.  
* Coordinates the digital media production environment with systems in
Engineering, Computer Services, Operations, Traffic, and Web
* Responsible for understanding and maintaining adherence to industry
standards in media file formats and encoding. 
* Maintains streaming media servers and encoders, ensuring high quality
of service. 
* Supports the creation, capture, and accessibility of descriptive,
administrative, and technical metadata throughout production,
publishing, and archiving processes. 
* Documents the installation and operational details of the systems
under Media Systems. 
* Trains staff and students on digital media production as needed.
* Other related duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate for this position will have:

* A bachelor's degree (required); a master's degree (preferred). 
* A minimum of five years experience in a digital media production
* Demonstrated high level of expertise in production of broadcast and
online media. 
* Ability to install and maintain Mac and Windows-based digital media
* A track-record of professional success integrating digital media
systems in a networked environment. 
* Ability to operate streaming media servers and network storage
* Experience working with vendors in support of media production
equipment, servers, and storage systems. 
* Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work
cooperatively as part of a team.  
* An ability and desire to learn new technologies and skills

Knowledge of:

* Digital media file formats and standards. 
* A/V production tools and software, including AVID and Final Cut Pro. 
* Metadata formats and standards. 
* Item- and collection-level cataloging practices. 
* XML/XSD, SQL, and data transformation. 
* Public broadcasting and its mission.

The proposed starting date is December 1st, 2007.  To ensure full
consideration, a letter of application, resume, and the  names,
addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references should be
received by October 5th, 2007. Interviews may take place before the
closing date; however, no decision will be made until after October 5th,
2007. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, not
less than $45,000.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity


Title: Graduate Assistantship
Company: Atmospheric Sciences Department
Contact: Donna Charlevoix <charlevo@xxxxxxxx> 244-9575
Hiring for:  Part-time 
PROJECT:  	Develop online infrastructure for content in the
Intersections of Severe Weather, Climate & Society (ISWeCS) project. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The candidate will work under the project manager
creating and populating the ISWeCS web site. The ISWeCS will be a
multi-media web center utilizing the latest web technologies to promote
student-centered learning in an undergraduate course for non-majors.

REQUIREMENTS: 	Bachelor?s degree in computer sciences, atmospheric
science, or closely related field. Desired programming skills include
HTML, Java, XML, JavaScript, and Flash. Additional experience with
podcasting, vodcasting graphic design, IDV, ArcGIS, and/or visualization
of NWP output are viewed favorably. 
Must work well in teams.

Salary: 	9-month appointment stipend commensurate with academic status
(range $16,000 to $17,425) Tuition and most fees are waived.

STARTING DATE: 	August 16, 2007

CLOSING DATE: 	Until a suitable candidate is found.

APPLICATIONS:	Interested candidates should submit a letter of
application, a current comprehensive vita or résumé, and the names,
postal and e-mail addresses of three references via email to: Donna
Charlevoix charlevo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Title: Web Programmer
Company: UIUC-DRES
Contact: Jon Gunderson <jongund@xxxxxxxx> 244-5870
Hiring for:  Part-time 
Job Description:	

Development of a collaboration web application for coordinating the
participants, issues and meeting schedules to improve the accessibility
of web applications used by the university. Development will be done in
python and Django web application development environment. Current
collaborations space: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/collaborate/ Information
on Django development environment: www.djangoproject.com/

Knowledge of HTML/xhtml, CSS, python and SQL database programming.

Other skills and experience:
Experience with Django, javascripting, XML, XLST and other programming
languages. Experience or interest in helping people with disabilities is
also a plus.


Title: Web Programmer
Company: UIUC-DRES
Contact: Jon Gunderson <jongund@xxxxxxxx> 217-244-5870
Hiring for:  Part-time 
Development of Web 2.0 widgets and example AJAX applications using the
new ARIA specifications to make Web 2.0 applications and widgets
accessible to people with disabilities. Current examples can be found
at: http://test.cita.uiuc.edu/aria

Knowledge of PHP or some other web scripting language, HTML/xhtml, CSS
and Javascripting technologies. 

Other Skills and Interests:
Skills in python, XML, XSLT very useful and the subversion document
management system. Interest or experience helping people with
disabilities is a plus.