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[Met-jobs] Software Developer at the World Energy & Meteorology Council

From Alberto Troccoli <alberto@albertotroccoli.org>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:09:01 +0000


The World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) is very pleased to announce the opening of a Software Developer role. Do you have a strong technical background and enjoy developing highly visible and eye-catching, user-friendly web-based graphical tools based on historical and real-time data? Do you like to explore how such web-based tools can be harnessed to improve both business and research? This job will see you analysing requirements, proposing and developing solutions, conducting technical development and analyses.

You will be responsible for integrating the climate data (from reanalyses and other sources) and energy data (from the Transparency Platform of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E, and other sources) for energy and for maintaining, improving and updating a public version of the Climate and Energy demonstrator developed by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM, http://ecem.climate.copernicus.eu/, with demo at: http://ecem.climate.copernicus.eu/demo. Familiarity with front-end technologies is necessary as well.

Responsibilities

  •  Maintain, update and continually improve the C3S ECEM web service demonstrator tool, by gathering, responding to and implementing users’ feedback
  •  Retrieve, store and maintain large amount of climate and energy data, following the available Data Management Plan
  •  Develop and maintain databases as back end to the demonstrator, if and when necessary
  • Build reusable code and libraries/modules for future use
  • Optimize the demonstrator for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implement data tracking, security and data protection
  • Assist with scientific analyses

 

Skills (Selection criteria to be addressed in your cover letter)

  • Team player with good written and oral communication skills
  •  Experience handling large data files (both amount and size) with possible creation of database schemas (e.g. PostgreSQL, MongoDB)
  •  Proficiency in a back-end programming language such as R, Python, Java, _javascript_
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as _javascript_, HTML5, and CSS3
  •  Experience with REST-compliant web services
  • Fluency in code versioning tools, such as Git
  • [Desirable] Familiarity with handling geospatial data, particularly using open-source tools, libraries and standards (e.g. PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, Leaflet)
  • [Desirable] Experience with statistical modelling

The Software Developer position is offered as full-time (a part-time arrangement is also possible), initially as a two-year contract, which can be renewed upon satisfactory performance. The place of work is negotiable but permit to work in a EU country is required. The successful applicant will be offered an attractive working package.

This position is available immediately.

The WEMC is a non-profit organisation devoted to promoting and enhancing the interaction between the energy industry and the weather, climate and broader environmental sciences community. WEMC is a young and dynamic organisation which was established in 2015. It builds on the growing body of knowledge and experience in weather and climate risk management in the energy industry. Its primary goal is to enable improved sustainability, resilience and efficiency of energy systems under ever changing weather and climate. With this job you will be interacting with a variety of highly skilled professionals (researchers, energy specialists, commercial service providers, etc.). Additional information about WEMC is available at: http://www.wemcouncil.org

For further information about this role, please contact Alberto Troccoli, WEMC Managing Director, alberto.troccoli@wemcouncil.org, +44 1603 591413

If this position sounds like you, please submit your application, forwarding your CV with a cover letter clearly explaining how you meet the selection criteria, and including a sample of your portfolio, to alberto.troccoli@wemcouncil.org before Friday 6 April 2018. If the right candidate is not found by this time, the position will remain open until filled.

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