Research Software and Data Engineer Visa Sponsorship

March 16, 2023
£44.4 - £51.3 / year

Job Description

Job Summary

Are you a software developer with strong math skills looking to help the UK deal with the climate emergency? A research software and data engineer is needed by the UK Earth Observation Climate Information Service (EOCIS), which is run out of the University of Reading.

They will assist in developing and disseminating new climate information data products based on Earth Observation data. Information on the climate is crucial for business, research, and policy responses to climate change. In order to produce and make accessible high quality, reliable climate information based on observations of Earth’s surroundings from space, EOCIS brings together UK expertise in Earth Observation.

This position will assist in the design, creation, and implementation of an online platform for the large-scale visualization and distribution of climate information. The position will entail extensive collaboration, 14 UK universities, and numerous contacts abroad. The desire to address environmental concerns is contributing to the rise in demand for Earth observation data and expertise.

You Will:

● Assist in developing the EOCIS data access capacity with partners.

● Create software utilizing sound data engineering and data science techniques and incorporating new improvements in the country’s digital infrastructure.

● Install and oversee the EOCIS access platform.

● Procedures for monitoring and maintaining the access platform should be documented.

● communicating with EOCIS users and gathering their opinions

You’ll have:

● A degree in a math-related field or equivalent work experience in software development

● Strong programming abilities and Python 3 programming experience (with numpy, xarray, or similar)

● Having knowledge of creating data products or data visualizations

● Having written software tests and having a solid understanding of software engineering principles

● Excellent problem-solving and communication abilities

● Having knowledge of the Linux operating system

Those with knowledge of or an interest in Earth observation and climate science will be well-suited for this position.

The position holder will be a part of an established team of scientists and a software professional who conduct a variety of research in using thermal remote sensing to address the issues posed by climate change inside the renowned Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading.

Fixed-term agreement that expires in March 2025

Date of interview: April 27

Details of informal contacts

Contact role:

Project Lead for EOCIS

Contact role:

Lead Data Access EOCIS

Callback number:

Chris Merchant, professor

Callback number:

Niall McCarroll, M.D.

Contact number

+44 118 378 7335

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All applications—including those from job seekers who need sponsorship to work in the UK—will be taken into consideration. Sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route may be feasible based on the applicable SOC code for this role. Candidates should confirm that they can obtain the necessary number of points under the PBS. The UK Visas and Immigration Website has additional details about this.

The University is dedicated to creating an open and diverse workforce, endorses the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality and the Racial Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the foremost LGBT+ rights organization. Applicants for part-time, flexible, and job-share arrangements are encouraged and will be taken into account in accordance with business demands.