at University of Central Florida
Location Orlando, FL
Date Posted November 14, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, this position will provide support to the implementation of a new cloud based data management storage system at the Arecibo Observatory. Perform cataloging and indexing of data archives, and support new data uploads into the platform.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Lead implementation of data migration strategy for obsolescent storage media.

  • Develop new software, incorporating the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to accelerate data processing and analysis. Perform all required testing and maintenance associated with tool.

  • Creating and maintaining web-based tools for locating, retrieving and manipulating archival data.

  • Independently develop/deploy updates to facility web pages.

  • Implement new technology initiatives across the site, including data management, networking,
    web development.

  • Design, develop and implement database systems based on customer requirements. Optimize existing database systems for performance efficiency. Lead database design and architecture to support application development projects. Prepare design specifications, functional documentations and testing for assigned projects.

  • Lead implementation of new software/systems at the facility. Create complex functions, scripts, stored procedures and triggers to support application development.

  • Manage all aspects of the assigned projects, including development of structured project management plan, coordination with stakeholders, and monitoring of project performance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

The Arecibo Observatory, located near the town of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is a world-class observational facility allowing for cutting-edge space research and education. The observatory hosts one of the world’s largest and most powerful single-dish radio/radar telescopes, and gathers information about planets, moons, asteroids and comets. The Arecibo Observatory is currently operated and managed by University of Central Florida in partnership with Universidad Ana G. Mendez (UAGM) and Yang Enterprises, Inc under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). To learn more about the Arecibo Observatory, visit

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