Reporting to the Archivist, the Data Engineer Intern plays
a key role in a pilot project exploring methods of connecting text, digital
images, and taxonomic data sets. Intern will build elegant,
reusable code to connect archival collections with biological specimen
records, and will have the opportunity to invent creative ways of visualizing
the resultant data sets. This project is funded under
"Connecting Content: A Collaboration to Link Field Notes to Specimens and
Published Literature," a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of
Museum and Library Services. This position is a 135 hour
internship, with a stipend of $4000.00 and the option of receiving course
credit. Hours must be completed between 9AM-6PM, Monday - Friday, during the
summer of 2013.


Work with Archivist to plan 3-month software project

Build elegant and reusable code to interact with RESTful web services

Explore methods of visualizing taxonomic data sets on the web and in Google

Present results to project partners and Academy staff

Work onsite at the California Academy of Sciences

Follow all Academy safety regulations

Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.


The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education
and/or equivalent experience to succeed in this position:

Currently pursuing BS or MS in Informatics, Computer Science,
Library/Information Science, or closely related field at

Understanding of data structures or database design.

Familiarity with at least one scripting language.


Experience with RESTful web services (JSON / XML responses)

Experience working with KML files, and Google Earth

Demonstrated ability to write high-performance, reusable code

Demonstrated experience with at least one scripting language, preferably
Python or PHP

Fluent in English

Excellent attention to detail

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents
such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure
manuals. Ability to write routine reports and
correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups
or individuals.

and work environment described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and
reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to perform
repetitive motions 75% of the time. Must be able to lift 15

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send a resume and cover letter to
[log in to unmask] no later than 5pm PST, Monday, April 29, 2013.

The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

The California Academy of Sciences is a non-smoking facility. There is also no
smoking in Golden Gate Park.

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