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Recruiter: British Antarctic Survey
Listed on: 30th November
Location: Cambridge
Salary Notes: Salary will be in the range of £28,200 to £30,600 per annum. We offer a generous benefits package including a final salary pension scheme, free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: TJ7658322
Contact Name: British Antarctic Survey
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

We are looking to appoint a Web Developer (Geospatial) within the BAS Mapping and Geographic Information Centre (MAGIC).

What we want is someone enthusiastic and conscientious with solid web development skills to help us with current satellite information services plus new ideas and ongoing projects funded by the European Space Agency. Beyond web development skills, active interest in cloud computing, geospatial technologies and data visualisation will be highly relevant.

If you are enthusiastic and keen to learn about the polar regions; want to help us develop new polar monitoring applications; and are keen to expand your own skills and experience; then please apply and help us do more.

To develop and implement web applications for polar satellite information services.

A degree or higher qualification in a numerate subject area, or relevant work experience (or equivalent).

   •   Develop, improve and maintain web applications and services primarily based on satellite data.
   •   Contribute to development of new polar geospatial information services and exploitation platforms.
   •   Explore new methods for geospatial data visualisation.
   •   To undertake other duties as requested by the Director of BAS.

Skills Specification

Skills are listed as either Essential or Desirable. Desirable skills importance rating in parenthesis (1 is high, 5 is low)

Communication skills
   •   Fluent in spoken and written English language. - Essential

Computer / IT skills
   •   Experience in backend development with detailed knowledge of at least one programming language such as Ruby, Java, Python, Javascript, PHP, Scala or Go. - Essential
   •   Experience in front end development with detailed knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. - Essential
   •   Experience of using REST APIs. - Essential
   •   Familiarity with common web security threats. - Desirable [3]
   •   Familiarity with accessibility issues. - Desirable [3]
   •   Specific experience designing and building scientific data applications. - Desirable [3]
   •   Development of REST APIs. - Desirable [3]
   •   Interpersonal skills
   •   Experience working successfully within a small team. - Essential
   •   Must be able to liaise effectively with a wide range of BAS staff and external stakeholders. - Essential

   •   A degree or higher qualification in a numerate subject area, or relevant work experience (or equivalent). - Essential

Skills / Experience
   •   Experience in database design using common databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MongoDB etc. - Essential
   •   Experience of version control and a continuous improvement workflow driven by testing. - Essential
   •   Handling and processing geographic information. - Desirable [3]
   •   Initiating projects, participating in workshops to gather user needs and build prototypes. - Desirable [3]
   •   Experience of working with cloud infrastructure and technologies. - Desirable [3]
   •   Data visualisation expertise. - Desirable [3]

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at
These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 81/17

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 14th January 2018
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: w/c 29th January 2018.
Proposed start date: February 2018..

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job role.

From April 2018, the British Antarctic Survey, a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, will be part of UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world. More information can be found online at From April 2018, you will be employed by UK Research and Innovation.

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