Junior Engineer

Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz

Junior Engineer

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 17780

Initial Review Date (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit. 

The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05-13-2021

Dept Marketing Statement
Originally founded in 1997, the Baskin School of Engineering is the first professional school at UC Santa Cruz.  Over the past 20 years, Baskin Engineering has become a unique 21st century school of engineering and technology, characterized by evolutionary growth fueled by on-going research opportunities that open new areas of intellectual inquiry.  Baskin Engineering has grown to include six academic departments, a variety of research centers and institutes, and has ambitious plans for further programmatic growth. The focus of Baskin Engineering educational programming  is to instill strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science and ethical engineering for the well-being of society, and its diverse curricula facilitate creative thinking and prepare students for productive and rewarding careers.  Baskin Engineering is focused on building collaborative connections and expanding instruction and research activities for faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz, both at its Santa Cruz campus and at its campus in Silicon Valley, the international center of technological innovation.

The Computer Science and Engineering department spans multiple areas of research and education including algorithms, logic, and complexity, computer hardware, computer security and privacy, cyber-physical systems, distributed systems, database systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence, natural language processing, networks, pervasive computing and human-computer interaction, programming languages, robotics, social computing, storage systems, and visual computing.

Job Overview

Uses professional engineering concepts. Develops and proposes engineering plans and specifications for equipment and instruments with limited scope and complexity. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information: Salary Range: $26.39 - $35.00/hour. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Core benefits

Schedule Information:
Part-time, Fixed
Percentage of Time: 75%
Average Hours Per Week: 30
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Contract appointment

Job End Date: 8/31/2021, with possibility of extension

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus

Union Representation: None

Job Code Classification: 007118 (RSCH AND DEV ENGR 1)

Job Duties
100% - Engineering Project Support
  • Support and improve back-end and front-end of RouteMe2 trip planning and passenger tracking system.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of algorithms for tracking of travelers within transit hubs.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of algorithms for crowdedness monitoring inside bus vehicles.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering principles and methods to perform entry-level professional engineering functions.
  • Experience with databases, cloud systems, and web programming.
  • Experience with transit standards (GTFS format) and related web services (Google Direction, OpenTripPlanner).
  • Analytical skills, and strong skills in attention to detail.
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team.
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to actively listen.

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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