SYSTEMS ARCHITECT, Media Laboratory-Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg), to help design, develop, and produce open-source architectural plans for various scales of food computers. The OpenAg's mission is to create healthier, more engaging, and more inventive future food systems. Will manage the iterative development of software and hardware systems required to make food computers' high-fidelity, data-sensing growth chambers. Will assist with the development of OpenAg's next generation of architectural and engineering systems; collaborate with horticulturalists, researchers, embedded systems engineers, and software developers; manage the sequencing, staging, and iterative development of food computer prototypes; coordinate horticultural experimentation and ensure all elements of the food computer are ideally designed to meet experimental objectives/constraints; contribute to hardware, software, and data development for testing, analysis, and environmental sensing and control systems; participate in teaching, media outreach, knowledge transfer, educational activities, and fostering research collaborations; support research conducted by UROPs/visiting students/postdocs; liaise with industry leaders and research sponsors; and perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: five years' architectural design, program management, and project leadership experience; experience leading the development and construction of numerous multimillion-dollar engineering systems, including those for building enclosures, structural supports and anchorages, plumbing and electrical supplies, and air control and movement; experience with laboratory design, including the development of HVAC, imaging, and other data-sensing systems; experience developing and implementing scientific curricula, including those in the open-source and citizen science movement; exceptional communication and project management skills; ability to work independently and think strategically about expensive, years-long design projects; demonstrated commitment to diversity and serving diverse constituents; and ability to work alongside a diverse group of colleagues in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and often-changing environment. Job #15330
This a one year appointment with possibility of extension based upon funding and research priorities.
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