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System and Software Specialist - ACE Project

Date: October, 2012
Reports to (Job Title):

Manager Science Computing - Technical

ACE Project Manager - Fiscal - ACE Project Manager

Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus

USG 9/10

35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

ACE Project System and Software Specialist who can operate with a minimum of supervision

The Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment was adopted by the CSA for SCISAT 1 in 1999.  The satellite was launched in August 2003 and has operated within specification for more than nine years.  At this time continued operation is anticipated for several more years.  This role reports to the Project Manager for administrative purposes and works closely with members of the Science Team in Waterloo, Toronto and Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA – Prof. Peter F. Bernath is the Mission Scientist.

Key Accountabilities:

1.Computing Resources:



2.Data Storage and Archive:



3.Support of local team computing facilities:



4.ACE Science Schedule:






6.External activities:


Position Requirements


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or professional qualifications for Physics/Chemistry and/or Computer Science.


Postgraduate experience in Computer Network support and/or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Physics with some network experience.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other

MS Office



Postgress desirable




Other desirable experience:

Fortran, C, C++, Unix/Linux, STK orbit calculating software

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Operate internally with a small science group and computer support personnel in Waterloo, technical groups in other universities and elsewhere.

Level of Responsibility:

Primary responsible and accountable for ACE computing and data management.

Decision-Making Authority:

Primarily limited to selection and operation of computing facilities.  Prepare business plans for revised system architectures.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of operating within an office environment.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of an office and computing facility.