Geospatial Software Developer

[from Deep-Sea Life Vol 12]

Geospatial Software Developer
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Closing date: 1st February 2019, 12:00
Grade 7:
Salary in the range £32,236 – £35,211 p.a

A Geospatial Software Developer is required to lead the further development of an existing interactive database and web-tool called OCTOPUS (Ocean Tool for Public Understanding and Science) aimed at collating spatial data related to marine biodiversity, ecosystem services and the changing state of the global oceans. A background in Geoinformatics, Geography, or Data Sciences is essential and skills required include: programming in Python with experience in geospatial data processing (e.g. GDAL, NetCDF) and web-development (e.g. Flask, Django);experience building geospatial webapplications with common JavaScript libraries (e.g. JQuery, OpenLayers, Leaflet), HTML and CSS; experience with relational database management systems and spatial databases preferably with PostgreSQL/PostGIS; and experience with distribution of geospatial data and metadata through the web (e.g. Geoserver, Thredds, CSW, OGC Webservices). Use of Linux operating systems will also be required. The successful candidate should also hold a relevant PhD.

The postholder should be capable of working independently and also within a team and should be able to meet tight deadlines for Project Development and delivery of products for scientific analyses and preparation of papers and reports. The postholder will be expected to play a full and active role in further development of the OCTOPUS system, including the generation of new ideas, tools and contributions to the writing of proposals for funding. Excellent communication skills are an important aspect of the post.

All applications need to be made online by 12.00 noon on Friday 1 February 2019. Interviews will be held on either 25 or 26 February 2019.

Click here to apply. Vacancy ID: 138647

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