Dr. David S. Ebert


David Ebert is the Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He also directs the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence in visual analytics and the Purdue University Visualization and Analytics Center. Dr. Ebert is a leading expert in integrated, interactive data visualization and analysis, having deployed solutions for effective decision making in medical applications, veterinary applications, public safety, logistics management, weather, and emergency response. He is also very active in the visualization community, teaching courses, presenting papers, co-chairing conference program committees, and holding senior leadership positions in professional societies (IEEE, ACM).

Dr. Christian Butzke


The Purdue Wine Grape Team’s Professor of Enology, Butzke is a past president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture and current chairman of the Indy International, one of the largest wine competitions in the world. His Extension responsibilities include professional engagement activities from local winery consultations to global winemaking projects. He is editor of “Winemaking Problems Solved” and author of the popular textbook “Wine Appreciation.” Butzke has also been Director of Winemaking for Sakonnet Vineyards in coastal New England and a tenured faculty member in the world-renowned Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis.


Software Engineer

POSTED: January 14, 2019 BUSINESS: VinSense, LLC POSITION TYPE: Part-time START DATE: Immediate Availability

Company Information:

VinSense is an agricultural technology start up that launched in 2015 from Purdue University. We are a software company and data integrator for the winegrape and perennial agriculture industry. We provide decision support to interactively visualize in-field data for vineyards through the eyes of our industry experts. Our product is an interactive cloud-based visual analysis interface dashboard that is based on proprietary analytics and functional soil mapping. Our technology empowers growers to improve their crop and wine quality, crop load and sustainability.

Position Description:

We are seeking a motivated Software Engineer to work with our CTO and third party software development company to expand our web-based interface for our clients and improve our current code. This position will be part-time and will grow to full time as the company expands. Creativity and the ability to create concise visualization of data are important, as well as an understanding or a willingness to learn about perennial agriculture. This position will report to the CTO.


Work with CTO, software development company, and the viticulture, enology and soil teams to improve and expand our web-based interface.


Based in the California North Bay area or Indianapolis or West Lafayette, IN.

Required skills: Desired skills Application Instructions:

  • Full stack .NET developer
  • ASP.Net Web API
  • LINQ
  • Database (SQL Server)
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Razor
  • AngularJS
  • Bootstrap
  • Responsive interface web development
  • Google maps API, OpenLayers
  • D3
  • GIS experience
  • IoT data integration
  • python
  • Materialize

If interested, please send resume to Dr. David Ebert at


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