North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

Full Stack Developer (Geo-spatial) - Crop and Soil Sciences

United States

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Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG192330EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Full Stack Developer (Geo-spatial) - Crop and Soil Sciences Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm Job Location Raleigh, NC or Beltsville, MD Department About the Department

The Precision Sustainable Agriculture (PSA) program is a network of researchers across the country collaborating to develop integrated knowledge- intensive sustainable agriculture practices into a precision framework to maximize farm productivity, and sustainability through the use of an information ecology that connects farms, data, tools, and people for optimal, real-time decision making. The PSA program is housed within the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences which encompasses diverse disciplines in research extension and teaching. The department's mission is to develop future leaders in crop, soil and environmental sciences, improve crop plants and products, devise effective and sustainable crop production systems, devise effective and sustainable soil management techniques in both agriculture and urban settings; and disseminate crop, soil, and environmental science knowledge for the benefit of users and producers of food, feed turf, biofuels and fiber in North Carolina, the nation and the world.

Essential Job Duties

This position will create a geo-spatial platform that links decision tools to in-field spatial variability. This full stack developer will build a geo- spatial platform for feeding data generated from satellites, tractor mounted camera systems, and other sources of spatial data into web-based decision tools and serve up maps of plant performance and management recommendations. With agriculture professional in mind create functionality for tools to enable print-friendly outputs that provide accurate technical assistance in the field. The project goal is to give farmers more accurate recommendations based on spatial variability of soils and topography.

a. Develop React applications from the ground up. b. Design and implement the databases needed to store geo spatial data: combinations of tile, vector, and raster spatial data. c. Design and implement REST APIs to interact with the new databases. d. Present pros and cons of different solutions to our development team. e. Construct or convert applications to be both desktop and mobile compatible. g. Other duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree and 1-2 years of experience or a Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years ,or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience.
  • Experience with React applications.
  • Experience w/architectural design of geo-spatial application from the ground up.
  • Other Required Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently within a team environment.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Strong proficiency with React, PostgreSQL, a modern front end mapping software (such as: Mapbox, Leaflet), a modern API framework (Node.js/Express, Python/Django, Pathon/Flask, serverless functions), Git.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 + years directly related experience.
  • Strong proficiency with Bash/shell scripts, Linux, Azure services, MongoDB.
  • Experience in a research setting.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

    Job Open Date 01/11/2023

    Anticipated Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please attach a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    Position Details

    Position Number 00109766

    Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 110901 - Crop and Soil Sciences AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have, or will you have by the start date, a Master's Degree and 1-2 years of experience or a Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years ,or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please briefly describe your proficiency with React, PostgreSQL, a modern front end mapping software (such as: Mapbox, Leaflet), a modern API framework (Node.js/Express, Python/Django, Pathon/Flask, serverless functions), and Git.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for References
  • Resume/CV
  • Optional Documents

    Job details


    Full Stack Developer (Geo-spatial) - Crop and Soil Sciences


    North Carolina State University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Social Science