CIRES/ NOAA GSD Web Developer

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder collaborates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) located at the Earth System Research Lab (ESRL), Global Systems Division (GSD) in Boulder, CO.


GSD conducts world-class applied research and directed development resulting in technology transfer of environmental data, models, products, and services that enhance environmental understanding with the outcome of supporting commerce, supporting NWS in protecting life and property, and promoting a scientifically literate public.


GSD is seeking a web developer to manage both internal and external websites. This position will provide all of the content management to maintain a professional web presence in a technology-rich science-focused organization. This developer will manage the day-to-day look and feel of the externally facing websites as well as the informational internal websites (Intranet). Particular attention will be focused on Web security and related processes and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal mandates. 


Coordinate with communication specialists to develop compelling content on GSD accomplishments, research, and contributions.

Design, develop, and maintain GSD internal (intranet) and external websites and web pages.

Coordinate with IT Services group to securely implement, configure, operate, and maintain the GSD web infrastructure.

Research and evaluate commercial and open-source web technologies to meet GSD requirements and recommend appropriate and cost-effective implementation.

Collaborate with various technical and project teams to determine requirements and propose solutions to meet GSD requirements with web technology.

Review requirements and provide recommended priorities and time estimates for the development of GSD web technology solutions and features throughout GSD.

Represent GSD in NOAA web committee meetings.

What You Should Know

This position requires applicants to:

Be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder

Pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI, Federal background check)

This position will be rostered in CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder, but will be physically situated in the David Skaggs Research Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305.  If you are the selected finalist you will be required to pass a federal laboratory background clearance for site access.

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent / related discipline.

Be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder.

Pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI, Federal background check).

What You Will Need

Must be proficient in:

HTML, CSS, javascript, CGI, Python

Content Management Systems such as Django-CMS or Wordpress

Secure coding methods

The ability to develop attractive device-responsive layouts.

Demonstrated skill generating and maintaining application documentation and databases.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Must be able to work as part of a team, prioritize projects, and multi-task.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Application Materials

To apply, please submit the following materials:

Resume or CV

Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

List of contact information for 3 references who will be willing to write a confidential Letter of Recommendation for you. 

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.


The position will be open until filled. Applications will be screened as they are received.


Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Date Posted

Wednesday, September 25, 2019