Research Associate in Computer Science, Geoinformatics

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The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1,260 employees (including visiting scientists), the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the "System Earth" and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany's largest science organization.

Your responsibilities:

  • development and implementation of concepts and methods for merging and providing heterogeneous spatio-temporal data
  • design of data workflows and processing pipelines and their associated standardized interfaces
  • development of software components for the management of metadata for scientific geo-data
  • supporting researchers, e.g. in the software-based processing of geo-scientific data

Your qualifications:

  • MSc. degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Geoinformatics or similar discipline with practical experience in software development projects
  • ability to independently develop and implement complex software systems and their interfaces, using current methods of software engineering
  • high communication and team skills
  • broad interest and understanding of research questions
  • proficient English language skills

You have experience/knowledge:

  • in two or more server-side programming languages: e.g. Python, Java
  • with relational or NoSQL databases
  • with versioning and build automation, e.g. Git, CI, make
  • in dealing with metadata
  • with geographic software libraries, packages and applications such as OpenLayers, GeoServer, PostGIS
  • with data formats and exchange protocols, such as JSON and REST, netCDF and OPeNDAP
  • with standards of the OGC