Software Developer

Recruiter
Kinect Recruitment Ltd
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£40000 - £60000/annum
Posted
15 Jun 2017
Closes
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Kinect Recruitment’s consultancy client are seeking a software developer, the successful candidate will use their skills to develop new services and capability for the commodities and insurance sectors. Working within the Software Development team, you will initially be responsible for creating a new product/service for the prediction of crop yields from satellite imagery and other data feeds.

Principle Responsibilities:

Developing the clients crop yield prediction capability
Researching and implementing published algorithms
Processing and analysing an extensive range of remotely sensed data
Developing models that use published figures and remotely sensed data to predict crop yields
Supporting develop of new products and services in other business sectors
Person Specification:

You will have a background in software development using remotely sensed data, with five year’s commercial or academic experience. Key requirements for the role are:

Extensive knowledge of the R programming language
Ability to understand and assimilate information from scientific literature into operational algorithms
Strong mathematical background
Experience of working with satellite imagery and other remotely sensed data
Expert level of knowledge and experience of using client side web technology, including HTML 5, CSS, and Javascript coding
A degree in either computer science or a science discipline which includes a strong emphasis on computer programming
A strong technical background with proven track record in successful software development, implementation, bug fixing and support
Excellent coding standards, including appropriate formatting, commenting and version management
A solid understanding of computer logic in general, including optimising software for use on available hardware and multi-threading
Experience using the GIT versioning system (e.g. through GitHub)
Excellent team worker with good communication skills
Familiarity with at least one IDE for software development
Experience of working and collaborating with a technical development team
Ability to work and appropriately express ideas with non-technical colleagues and clients
Excellent report writing skills, enabling the creation of both detailed technical reports and accessible client facing reports
Knowledge and experience of using object oriented programming languages such as Python, Java or C
Expert knowledge of at least one core programming language such as Java, C , Python, HTML/CSS/Javascript, R