Data Systems Developer

Cranfield, Bedford
£33,309 per annum
16 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Organisation Cranfield University
School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 2 Years
Salary £33,309 per annum
Posted Date 13/07/2020
Apply by 28/07/2020

Role Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an early career data scientist to develop new innovations in the delivery data solutions for high-quality business development, liaising with our clients and partners to better understand their technical needs.

You will work within the Centre for Agricultural and Environmental Informatics. The Centre has leading UK expertise in data sciences, informatics, and decision sciences, coupled with novel sensor technology and informatics development.

You will need to develop and support the digital infrastructure needed to interface our datasets with existing and new platforms. This would need the development of digital tools such as Application Program Interfaces (API’s), development of structured and unstructured data platforms (cubes, data lakes).

As part of the soil informatics team you will develop to develop new applications and/or products based on our environmental datasets. Of immediate interest is the incorporation of the latest UKCIP climate prediction in how soil will respond to a changing climate. This has UK Government interest but also has significant commercial interest. There is a wider range of products that will also need be developed, responding to challenges and opportunities provided by the digital environment sector.

We would seek to make our data available to a set of structured interventions such as Hackathon events, and would expect you to help support these to build the infrastructure to allow for Machine Learning and Deep Learning Virtual Labs.

You will have a MSc or BSc (or near completion) in environmental data analytics or data science or geographic information systems, or another related discipline. You will also have experience of applying and developing new data systems tools to environmental data, as well as working with spatial and temporal datasets and machine learning. You must have fluent programming and data systems skills.  With excellent oral and written communication skills you will be an effective communicator to a variety of stakeholders.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we have now also become a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. This is a sector wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign, to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Jacqueline Hannam (Senior Research Fellow in Pedology) or Dr Steve Hallett (Associate Professor in Environmental Informatics)