Data Scientist I - HSRC

University of Southern Mississippi
September 22, 2023
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Data Scientist I - HSRC

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Data Scientist I - HSRC.

Position Details

Location John C. Stennis Space Center

1020 Balch Blvd Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529 United States Division Hydrographic Science Research Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded Yes Pay Grade


Posting Close Date Open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants Southern Miss is an R1 Carnegie Research University – Highest Research Activity and is the premier university in the Gulf South for marine science. The Division of Marine Science is located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, which is a “federal city” that boasts the world's largest concentration of oceanographers. The successful candidate will be required to pass a NASA background security check to work at Stennis, and a USM employment background check. Job Summary We are searching for an enthusiastic scientist to help us with the management, storage and accessibility of ocean and hydrographic data. The Hydrographic Science Research Center (HSRC) continuously collects hydrographic, geophysical and environmental data, which require to be adequately formatted, archived and managed. The applicant will be responsible primarily for maintaining a web base data repository and developing a query-indexed database. This position will be based primarily at the HSRC but the applicant will be required to work in close contact with Dr. Hill and Dr. Jones at the Institute for Advanced Analytics and Security at the Hattiesburg Campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • High level design, engineering, and development of software for geospatial data analysis, including AI/ML integration within ArcGIS or similar software suites, given basic guidelines for software deliverables.
  • Development of GIS database for multiple format ocean data (e.g. satellite, video, CTD, etc.) and data repository in NoSQL-based metadata library with federated data storage.
  • Conduct in-depth analyses (including AI/ML) on large scale data related to contracts with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to include development of reporting pipelines and integration with existing data systems.
  • Develop new data management methods for deployment in current NOAA and USM systems for ocean data, and creation of data pipelines for analyses products for decision-makers and scientists within NOAA.
  • All other duties as assigned, particularly in the areas of Engineering and Development, Data Collection and Analysis, Equipment Maintenance and Calibration, Research Support and Collaboration, and Safety and Compliance as relevant to the position.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    A bachelors degree from an Accredited College or University in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics (or related areas), plus 4 years of experience working with (storing, retrieving, and visualizing) data sets.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Highly motivated, self-learner, and technically inquisitive
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of programming and computer engineering best practices
  • In-depth understanding of relevant programming languages, including Python, Scala, C, and Shell Script
  • Familiarity with coding and program design such as SQL and NoSQL
  • Good collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Preferred Qualifications

    A Master degree from an Accredited College or University in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics (or related areas) plus at least 2 years previous work experience in telecommunication companies, software engineering companies or “big data” management companies with responsibilities including communication with stakeholders, and making strategic architecture and design decisions for creating capabilities using data with thousands of records across multiple data sources. Professional Certification from Google, Microsoft, or similar companies that provide cloud services.

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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