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The Software Engineer for Marine Sciences will be instrumental in overseeing the software and database systems for the Red Sea Research Center and the IOP Ocean Observing System. This effort includes telemetered data streams, workflows for various types of oceanographic instrumentation and sampling regimes, a database structure to organize the data flow and to archive oceanographic data, a web application to explore and share data, and connectivity with a GIS system. It is expected that a supporting staff will be hired who will facilitate the user interface. Thus, the software engineer will have some supervisory responsibility.

  • Develop and improve the group’s web application and database system for archiving historical, present and future data sets from marine and oceanographic research.
  • Develop workflows for data streams from oceanographic autonomous vehicles, remote sensor sites, and various other instrumentation into the database.
  • Develop interfaces to distribute scientific data sets to adjoining systems, i.e. ArcGIS Server & Red Sea model.
  • Coordinate developments with scientists, IT Operations, GIS and visualization specialists.
  • Responsible for entire software development life cycle from design to deployment. ‘You Build It, You Run It’.
  • Work with scientists and engineers to develop new capabilities for data measurement, telemetry, assimilation into operational models and archiving.
  • Work with external collaborators to facilitate exchange between, or linkage with, external databases.
  • Bachelor Degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience with building scalable software and meeting user requirements.
  • 2-5 years of experience in a related effort.

Job details

Title
Software Engineer
Location
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Published
2021-09-06
Application deadline
Unspecified
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