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Technical Specialist Software Developer

Stockholm Environment Institute at York
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 - 40,322 a year
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Role Description

The Stockholm Environment Institute’s York centre (SEI York) is seeking a Software Developer to work within its ‘Research Support Group’ to support the dissemination of SEI York’s research findings to academia, business and government through the development of research models, tools and communication methods.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone to deploy their full range of expertise to support researchers addressing pressing global issues. The role requires an enthusiastic software developer who is adaptable, responsive and good at taking decisions to meet end user’s requirements.

You will be developing software and programming code for a range of research tools hosted by SEI York, from simulation models to user interfaces and web applications. You will work closely with ecological modellers,mathematicians and other software developers within SEI York and the Environment and Geography Dept. at the University of York as well as external stakeholders across the globe. As such, you will be able to translate scientific models into robust, deployable code and be able to communicate ideas clearly to non-IT specialists. Your work will lead to the implementation of a range of modelling tools used by network partners across Europe and other end-users across the world. Your work may involve developing tools to automate processing of large datasets; to support the evaluation of models using experimental data; and to integrate these tools to enhance simulations of environmental issues. You should be a Python programming generalist with experience with Python (version 3) and the scientific Python stack (e.g. numpy, scipy, matplotlib) as well as experience using other programming languages such as Fortran, R. Ideal candidates will have experience with command-line, GUI and web application development and knowledge of databases are essential, as is experience with common version control and software deployment systems (e.g. git). You will have an ability to adapt to new domain knowledge and apply your skills to create effective tools for achieving project goals.  An interest in environmental issues and research is desirable (but not essential).

This post is available on a fixed term basis until 30 March 2021.

Interviews are likely to take place on either 6th or 7th January 2020 but this can be flexible if required.

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