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IT Analyst / Programmer I - Crop and Soil Sciences

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

IT Analyst / Programmer I - Crop and Soil Sciences

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Job Location

Raleigh, NC or Beltsville, MD

About the Department

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences encompasses diverse disciplines in research extension and teaching. The departmentís mission is to develop future leaders in crop, soil and environmental sciences, improve crop plants and products, devise effective and sustainable crop production systems, devise effective and sustainable soil management techniques in both agriculture and urban settings; and disseminate crop, soil, and environmental science knowledge for the benefit of users and producers of food, feed turf, biofuels and fiber in North Carolina, the nation and the world.

Essential Job Duties

This position will develop, test and implement software for hardware components integration applied to precision agriculture research activities. The successful candidate will design custom software to integrate computer vision and IoT components which will be used for data collection and crop monitoring in agricultural fields. More broadly, the candidate will support the Precision Sustainable Agriculture network in general by improving existing technology and supporting adjacent projects as necessary. The IT Analyst/Programmer will work with researchers and staff associated with the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and USDAís grant-funded projects to assist in the integration of hardware components into systems applied to precision agriculture. Furthermore, the incumbent will test and document progress, train and manage undergraduate students and create and maintain online resources for external users once the products are released and the documentation becomes public.

Other Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Masterís Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Highly independent and pro-active.
  • Python and C++ programming experience.
  • Basic understanding of computer vision principles, with main focus on stereo vision and OpenCV, and Pandas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one (1) year of experience in software development for hardware integration.
  • Some management and research experience.
  • Experience with documentation tools such as GitHub and Confluence..

Required License(s) or Certification(s)

  • Valid Driverís License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.

Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

110901 - Crop and Soil Sciences


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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