Under the direction of the OpenAg Director and Principal Investigator, the Systems Architect will help design, develop and produce open-source architectural plans for various scales of Food Computers. The Systems Architect will manage the iterative development of associated software and hardware systems required to make Food Computers high-fidelity, data-sensing growth chambers. These systems will include image sensing and image-based machine learning, air movement and control, root temperature control, relative humidity sensing and control, nutrient sensing and control, and systems to replicate various drought, flood, and light conditions.
This appointment is for one year with possibility of extension based on funding and research priorities.
Minimum of five years’ experience in architectural design, program management, and project leadership. Experience leading the development and construction of numerous multi-million- dollar engineering systems, including those for building enclosures, structural supports and anchorages, plumbing and electrical supplies, and air control and movement. Experience in laboratory design, including the development of HVAC, imaging, and other data-sensing systems. Experience in the development and implementation of scientific curricula, including those in the open-source and Citizen Science movement, which is based on student-collected and student-published scientific data. Demonstrated abilities in project management; exceptional communication and management skills; Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and to think strategically, efficiently, and economically about expensive, years-long design projects; Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to serving diverse constituents. You must be able to do great work alongside a diverse group of colleagues in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and often- changing work environment.
job ID #15330.