Job Description

Payroll Title:
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Hiring Salary Range
$71,000- $105,000 /year
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#114926 UI/UX Developer

Extended Review Date: Wed 5/18/2022

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Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

This is a 100% contract position for one (1) year with the possibility of extension or conversion to career status.


The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is a world leader in using, innovating and providing cyberinfrastructure (CI) to enable advances and new discovery in science and engineering. Focusing on data-oriented and computational science and engineering applications, SDSC serves as an international resource for data cyberinfrastructure through the provision of software, hardware and human resources in multi-disciplinary science and engineering, and serves as a leadership national cyberinfrastructure Center to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and broader community.

The WIFIRE Lab develops integrated systems for natural hazards monitoring, simulation, and response. The Lab’s mission is to conduct research and development towards infrastructure, services and tools for artificial intelligence integrated fire science. It is a consortium of UC San Diego organizations and a number of partnerships including the university collaborators, industry partners, fire departments, utilities, State’s CalOES and CPUC. Although the WIFIRE Cyberinfrastructure is built with a primary goal of enhancing fire science, it has developed an operational branch to deploy WIFIRE research to emergency response and public situational awareness settings. To meet growing needs in hazards monitoring and response, the WIFIRE Lab aims to be an all hazards knowledge cyberinfrastructure, becoming a management layer from the data collection to modeling efforts. The Lab adds value to the raw data and prepare the best data in real-time for any monitoring and modeling effort (along with our own dynamic data-driven models) for research and operational use.

The incumbent will apply skills as a seasoned user experience designer with a full understanding of industry practices and relevant policies and procedures to complete a wide range of assignments and demonstrate competency in applying methods and techniques to produce results.

The UI/UX Developer for the BurnPro3D project at SDSC will be responsible for all elements of the development of a user interface for fire management professionals to safely and effectively accelerate prescribed burns to mitigate wildfire risk. Primary working responsibilities will include ongoing development and refinement of the BurnPro3D interface, development of HTML, CSS, Javascript, Java, and Python web interfaces supporting access to WIFIRE Commons tools, analyses, and visualizing 3D scientific datasets in both web and desktop environments. Provide support for workshops in the form of preparation, live support, real-time updates to web-based agendas, posting and linking slide sets and articles.

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  1. BS in Computer Science or a related scientific field (e.g., Cognitive Science, Math) with minimal relevant programming experience or five years or more such experience in lieu of a degree.

  2. Basic web and / or software development skills.

  3. Thorough knowledge of design principles and guidelines for area of expertise (i.e., visual design, interaction design, information / data visualization, user interface software). Attention to detail and mastery of information design. Understanding of the user-centered design process (user research, user needs assessment, user modeling, design, usability evaluation and developer relations).

  4. Experience implementing user interface design best practices and guidelines in websites and / or production software. Working experience in web application development and programming. Excellent programming skills and in-depth knowledge of Python, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, JQuery, and HTML5/CSS.

  5. Proven skills and knowledge of web design and software development as it relates to client/server models, data-entry forms, and the browser as an application platform. Understanding of design principles, guidelines and relevant policies including web accessibility standards.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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