Data Systems Developer

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 per annum
02 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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 Permanent
Salary £33,309 per annum
Apply by 01/11/2020

Role Description

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.

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.

As part of the soil informatics team you will develop new applications and/or products based on our national spatial environmental datasets, that include soil, climate and land data. Example projects include the incorporation of the latest UKCIP climate predictions to ascertain how soil will respond to a changing climate. The role also involves interacting with varied existing and new data clients to develop a wider range of products. These are developed in response to the challenges and opportunities identified by the different sectors that utilise our digital environmental data and are directly relevant for decision making in the UK Government and business.

The role also requires the development and support of the digital infrastructure that is needed to interface our datasets with existing and new platforms. This includes the development of digital tools such as Application Program Interfaces (API’s) and structured and unstructured data platforms (cubes, data lakes).

You will hold a BSc or MSc in Computer/Data Science, Geographic Information Systems or 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. 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 clients and 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.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

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.

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

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