Web Application Developer
Web Application Developer
UKRI - National Oceanography Centre
2 year Fixed Term
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.
NOC is part of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), which is one of the nine partners within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
About the role
In support of an initiative to map the global seafloor in its entirety by 2030, the British Oceanographic Data Centre are recruiting a Web Application Developer to help build the online tools and services that will deliver seabed data to our community around the world.
You’ll work alongside experts in ocean science (specifically bathymetry) to extend the functionality of existing web apps, as well as building from-scratch products that take advantage of new scientific data and discoveries.
Based in the custom-built National Oceanography Centre on the University of Liverpool campus, you’ll have a great working environment, outstanding terms (including flexitime scheme, an excellent pension and generous holiday allowance) and the opportunity to come to work each day knowing that you’re helping change the world for the better; our scientists are working on everything from microplastics in the sea, to drone submarines exploring under the polar ice caps.
We’re looking for a Web Application Developer with experience of building complex, data-driven apps, which delight users and will help showcase our expertise to the global ocean science community.
You’ll be used to collaborating with UI & UX designers to deliver web-based products that are as easy to use as they are beautiful, and understand the importance of shipping working code over writing the perfect function.
Knowledge of ocean systems would be a definite advantage, but this is first and foremost an app dev role - not a science or research post – so don’t be put off if you don’t know a CTD from an AUV; as long as you’re willing to learn, we can help you find your way around the acronyms.
When it comes to “big data”, there’s nothing bigger than the ocean, so some knowledge of high-volume data, and the ability to wring every last drop of performance out of both software and hardware, would be a big plus.
Last but not least, you need to be a pragmatist, and someone who’s able to pull in the same direction as the team – even if occasionally you would have done things differently. We’re not looking for a rock star developer, and the role isn’t full-stack, so collaborating with colleagues to find shared solutions is very much part of the day job.
What we can offer you:
At the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible. Our flexi-time system and flexible working policy contribute to this important aim.
In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off low cost car-parking. Opportunities for further training and development are supported.
How to apply:
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.
Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.
Closing date: 21st October 2018