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Western EcoSystems Technology,Inc Programming Technician in Fort Collins, Colorado

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium sizeconsulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for aProgramming Technician. Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premierenvironmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST hasa permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and appliedecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.Key Benefits:Competitive salaryComprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week)Sep IRA (100% employer contributions)Join WEST and you will discover and enjoy:Family friendly environmentDiverse workforce and DEandI effortsGreat work/life balanceFlexible and Casual work cultureProfessional growth opportunitySafe and happy working environmentJob Summary:Manipulate wildlife and environmental data, assist in developing graphs andtables, perform simple analysesDevelop, review, and provide support for R and python programs followingstandard coding stylesEnter biological data in to MS Access and other internal data entrysolutions, QGIS and ArcGIS.Format and conduct QA/QC on dataCoordinate with appropriate personnel to promote best practices for datastandardization and integrityAssisting with development of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processesResponsible for versioning and change management of code, including Git or SVNCompensation: $16-20, depending on experienceStart date: asapEnd date: noneLocation: Laramie, WY, Fort Collins, CO, Cheyenne, WYHousing: noneThis is a general description of the functions for this position and this isnot all-inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.Job RequirementsBachelor's degree in statistics, computer science, informationtechnology, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology orequivalent degree preferredDemonstrated interest in working with wildlife, environmental, renewableenergy, statistical or mathematical data and databasesComputer proficiency with Microsoft Windows operating system, MS Word, andMS ExcelCoding experience with programming language RDevelop and maintain detailed documentation of codeHighly developed ability to stay focused and pay attention to detailStrong oral and written communication skillsHigh level of initiative and ability to think critically to solve challengingproblemsSelf-starter who can work independently yet thrives in a team environmentCapable of appearing for work on time; following instructions frommanagers; interacting effectively with coworkers and clients; maintaininga positive attitude; accepting guidance and constructive criticism.Preference will be given to those with work or academic experience withwildlife, environmental, biological, statistical or related fields.Experience with MS Access, MSSQL, PostGreSQL, MySQL, or other databaseapplications, and query language SQLUnderstanding of database design conceptsExperience with R shinyExperience with programming, logic, and data modeling principlesProficient in other programming languages in Python, C#, and/or JavaScriptAfter an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass apre- employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records checkthat meets WEST's minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf ofthe company. A valid driver's license will be required.and#8203;and#8203;and#8203;and#8203;and#8203;and#8203;WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless oftheir race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age,sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status,genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristicprotected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmativeaction to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and withoutdiscrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every otherterm and privilege associated with employment.