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Website Manager

Apply now Job No: 497042
Division/Organization: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Department: Space Science & Engineering Center
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: All Remote
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $13.00
Job Categories: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Interpersonal Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, STEM


Department Overview:

SSEC engineers and scientists develop and utilize space-, aircraft-, and ground-based instrumentation to collect and analyze observations of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and other planetary atmospheres to improve our understanding of weather, climate, and atmospheric processes. Through this research we can produce new resources, products, and tools that are helping to improve the accuracy and timeliness of weather forecasts.

Anticipated Start Date:


Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):


Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

This position will be 100% remote.


Remote work for any UW-Madison Student Employee role must be completed within the United States. International telecommuting is not permitted.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

Up to 20 hours/week during spring semester, possibly up to 29 hours/week during summer break.



Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

Starting pay is $13.00/hour.

Number of Positions:



Student at UW-Madison that is graduating on or after May 2022.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Experience with Linux and shell usage, webpage design.


  • Web development experience using Linux/apache environments.
  • Knowledge of Drupal, PHP, CSS.
  • Experience with graphics creation tools.
  • Experience with version control (git/gitlab).
  • Classwork or research experience in a physical science.
  • Experience with high-level programming language (ie. Python, Matlab).
  • Ability to work independently while communicating clearly with supervisor.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow through on tasks.

Position Summary/Job Duties:

The Atmospheric Radiation and Climate Research group, led by Prof. Tristan L’Ecuyer is seeking an undergraduate student with experience in web site maintenance and development and data analysis and/or programming. The successful candidate will maintain the website for a NASA satellite mission called the Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE), which will use 2 CubeSat satellite to measure the energy balance of Earth’s polar regions. The student will be responsible for creating content and maintaining informational webpages describing the project and related data products. The main web site is hosted within the Drupal framework, served via an Apache webserver on linux CentOS. The student will also engage in small analysis projects.

The position is part time starting in the Spring 2021 semester and continuing through summer 2021, with flexible scheduling. The start date is flexible and is intended to facilitate a smooth transition from the student who currently holds the position. Contingent on funding availability and performance, the position could continue through Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 with extended hours.

Please submit a COVER LETTER and RESUME for consideration for employment.

COVID-19 Workplace Safety:

Please review and be aware of the Student Employee COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy.

Physical Demands:


Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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