[SciPy-dev] JOB: write numpy docs

Joe Harrington jh@physics.ucf....
Mon Mar 30 11:26:39 CDT 2009

Last year's Doc Marathon got us off to a great start on documenting
NumPy!  But, there's still much work to be done, and SciPy after that.
It's time to gear up for doing it again.

Critical to last year's success was Stefan van der Walt's committed
time, but he will be unable to play that role this year.  So, I am
looking to hire someone to write NumPy docs and help coordinate the
doc project and its volunteers.  The job includes working with me, the
doc team, doc volunteers, and developers to:

write and review a lot of docs, mainly those that others don't want to write
help define milestones
organize campaigns and volunteer teams to meet them
research the NumPy and SciPy source codes to help plan:
  the eventual SciPy documentation
  the writing of a good User Manual
work with the packaging team to meet their release deadlines
perform other duties as assigned

I am seeking someone to work full time if possible, and at least half
time, from mid-April (or soon thereafter) through at least the
(northern) summer.  Candidates must be experienced NumPy and SciPy
programmers; familiarity under the hood is a strong plus.  They must
also demonstrate their ability to produce excellent docs on the
docs.SciPy.org wiki.  Having contributed at a high level to an
open-source community, especially to SciPy, is a big plus.  Ability to
take direction, work with and lead a team, and to work for extended
periods without direct supervision on a list of assigned tasks are all
critical.  The applicant must be able to function well in a Linux
environment; familiarity with multiple platforms is a plus.

Please reply directly to me by email only.  Include the following (PDF
or ASCII formats strongly preferred):


Statement of interest, qualifications per requirements above,
availability, and wage expectations.

Contact info for at least 3 professional references.

Links to doc wiki pages for which you wrote the initial draft
Links to doc wiki pages started by others to which you contributed
  significantly (edited, reviewed, proofed)

The position is open until filled; candidates with complete
applications by April 15 will receive full consideration.  This is an
open posting.  Candidates who have not written any pages on the doc
wiki yet have several weeks in which to do so.

Pay will be commensurate with experience (up to a point).  Relocation
is not necessary.  Candidates will need to provide their own computer
and internet access.  The University of Central Florida is an equal
opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

Prof. Joseph Harrington
Department of Physics
MAP 414
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816-2385
(407) 823-3416 voice
(407) 823-5112 fax
(407) 823-2325 physics office

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