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CoolClimate Web Developer


We are seeking a web developer for the CoolClimate Network at the UC Berkeley Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL), to start as soon as possible.

Programmers will improve and develop carbon footprint calculators, website, user login & community management systems, and widgets related to several CoolClimate projects and programs.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining and developing new features for existing web-based applications
  • Enhancing user management features
  • Developing and maintaining user account & community management systems
  • Developing web-based widgets and mobile apps
  • Applying graphic design elements to new and existing tools

Hourly rate ranges from $15-$20 depending on experience & work-study availability.

Hours & Location:

  • Hours per week may range from 12-20 hours depending on your availability, with a possibility of full-time during summer & winter breaks.
  • Students have the option to set their schedules anytime between 10a - 6p M-F.
  • If you join the CoolClimate team you'll have a desk and workstation at our office on the 4th floor of Sutardja Dai Hall, next door to Soda
  • We <3 our programmers!
Required Qualifications: 

Proficiency in the following areas:

  • writing web applications in object-oriented PHP
  • using the jQuery library
  • Web 2.0 and W3C standards
  • SQL.
  • Ablility to explain and discuss technical issues with non-CS supervisors & colleagues

If you are proficient in most of these areas we would still love to hear from you if you are highly motivated to learn the additional skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Familiarity and/or experience with:

  • SVN usage
  • Linux/Unix operating systems
  • REST architecture for a web API
  • JSON objects
  • XML
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Opengeo or similar geographical framework
  • Java
  • Drupal content management system
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft Excel
Email resumes or questions to: 
Listing end date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jason Khoe

Web Developer
Bio and Research Interests: 

Jason is currently a sophomore at U.C. Berkeley pursuing his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

He is the lead web developer for the CoolCalifornia Challenge project, the largest statewide environmental behavior change program and one of the main priorities for the CoolClimate Network in 2012.

Jason works closely with other members of the CoolClimate team to implement a powerful, intuitive platform to manage the competition. This includes building systems for user management, point tracking, raffles, event coordination, program administration and energy use reporting.

Jason is effectively serving as a front-end web developer as well as back-end database engineer.

Languages: PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, Java, Python, SQL, Ruby on Rails

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B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Email Address: 
Past Experience: 

Raytheon Network Centric Systems June 2010 – August 2010

Kamyar Kaviani

(formerly) Web Developer
Bio and Research Interests: 

Kamyar Kaviani majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. He loves programming and designing cool websites. His research interests include medical applications of signal processing, machine learning, and control such as neural and brain machine interfaces.

At the CoolClimate Network, Kamyar was the lead programmer for the initial phase of the international version of the CoolClimate Carbon Calculator. He was responsible for designing and implementing new features as well as database engineering and user management systems. In addition, he maintained and improved our existing web-based CoolClimate tools.

Programming languages: C, C++, Java, SQL, .NET, Assembly, VB, Labview, Matlab, Scheme, Mathematica, ASP, PHP, Javascript, C#


B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley (2012)

Past Experience: 

Web Developer at American River College

Dominic Molinari

(formerly) Undergraduate Researcher
Bio and Research Interests: 

Dominic was an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Environmental Engineering Science. His interdisciplinary course of study allowed him to become well versed in a broad range of sectors dealing with energy and the environment, including climate change mitigation, behavior change, green building practices, renewable energy, and sustainable development.
As an undergraduate researcher at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, Dominic researched environmentally-friendly end use behavior and is responsible for constructing widgets for the "Take Action" steps of the various calculators.

His engineering mind and social awareness motivated him to start the Berkeley chapter of Engineers Without Borders, which partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects while developing socially and environmentally conscious engineering students.


University of California, Berkeley: B.S. in Environmental Engineering Science with a minor in Energy and Resources (2012)

Past Experience: 

Co-Founder and President
Engineers Without Borders- UC Berkeley Chapter
2008 – 2010 (2 years)

Bernadette Le

(formerly) Computer Programmer
Bio and Research Interests: 

Bernadette Le was an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, majoring in EECS with an emphasis on computer science. Her interests include web design and programming. She also enjoys photography and playing with her dog.
Relevant courses include: Machine Structures, Algorithms, and Operating Systems.


B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley (2012)

Steve Wang

(formerly) Computer Programmer
Bio and Research Interests: 

Steve was an Electrical Engineering & Computer Science undergrad at UC Berkeley. In his spare time he runs and builds cool websites.


B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Berkeley (2015)

Hieu Pham

(formerly) Computer Programmer
Bio and Research Interests: 

Hieu Pham was an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, majoring in EECS with an emphasis on computer science. His interests include software development, machine learning, and web design. Some of his relevant courses are: Machine Structures, Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory, Foundations of Computer Graphics, Intro to Artificial Intelligence, UNIX seminar, Computer Security, Algorithms, and Introduction to Database Systems.


University of California, Berkeley, B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (2011)

Past Experience: 

Photoshoper/Web Designer- McCarthy Ranch Corp. (Summer 2010)
Created a short program to extract information from emails in Python for a
client(Oct 2010)
Game Developer- Monsterville ( Oct 2010- current)

Anurag Shyamala

(formerly) Student Assistant
Bio and Research Interests: 

Anurag was a student Cal. He enjoys taking things apart and building new things from scratch, which led him to declare his major as Mechanical Engineering. He is especially interested in robotics design and hopes to make a career out of it.


University of California, Berkeley, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2014)

Past Experience: 

Informational Technology Intern/Student Assistant - United States Global Change Research Program, Executive Division (October 2009-August 2010)

Student Assistant/Project Manager - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (June 2009 – August 2009)

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