Job posting: UC Berkeley DataHub Service Lead

Hey all - UC Berkeley just posted a new job for someone to help lead efforts for ongoing development, customization, etc for the DataHub - a large JupyterHub that is run for the educational community at Berkeley. It sounds like a great job and a cool opportunity to make an impact at the intersection of education and open source. Here’s a short summary below, and the application link here:

Position: UC Berkeley Data Hub Service Lead (Business Systems Analyst 4)

The Data Hub Service Lead will lead and coordinate efforts around designing and scaling the Berkeley DataHub - a service that provides interactive computing environments to educators and students across campus using open source tools in the Jupyter ecosystem and beyond. This position will directly interact with Faculty, IT Support and the DevOps backend team, and provide training, communications, and resources to a range of users. It will also interface with open source communities that develop tools we use in our deployments - in particular the Jupyter community and the Jupyter team at UC Berkeley.

Over the past 5 years the UC Berkeley DataHub has scaled from a small server for launching the popular Data 8 class, to the cloud-based educational hub for teaching to thousands of users in dozens of departments. UC Berkeley has one of the premier deployments of a teaching Jupyterhub, and supporting this includes engineering new tools, developing novel curriculum, and documenting user practices. This role will oversee the evolution and development of the DataHub to ensure that it continues to serve the educational community at Berkeley.

This role is split between two organizations: The Division of Computing, Data Science and Society (CDSS) brings together programs, schools, and departments from across campus to create rich educational opportunities and ignite groundbreaking research to meet society’s greatest challenges. Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) supports the teaching and research needs of Berkeley faculty, students, and academic staff by offering expert consulting, providing vetted tools and essential services. This is a full-time position, in a career appointment, jointly funded by these two organizations.