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Python Guru (2 posts)

Full Time - Open Ended Appointments 

We are looking for two Python gurus. You should be able to write Python to an excellent standard resulting in clear, concise, and well-constructed code that is efficient, elegant and robust.

Ideally, you will have a passion for Python that you can pass on to others; you should be able to explain our concepts, and your chosen approach to a problem, with clarity and passion.

The Centre for Geospatial Applications is responsible for producing Earth Observation data products using satellite data inputs on a commercial scale. We provide data to arguably the largest and most ambitious Earth observation and climate change programmes currently underway; our marine data is core to the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative. You do not need to have any previous knowledge of Earth observation, satellite data formats, or algorithm development – we can teach you that part – but we do need an experienced and competent programmer capable of understanding complex issues, designing an effective solution, and delivering streamlined, well documented code that just works.

The resources that we work with to deliver our products will be available to you; these include an in-house grid computing infrastructure of approximately 1,400 CPUs and 7TB RAM; more than 8.5PB of storage (and growing regularly); a cutting-edge GPU cluster boasting 1.3Tb graphics processing memory, and 230,000 compute cores optimised for deep learning ; a 2Gbps internet connection.

You should be able to demonstrate your Python programming prowess; this may take the form of an industry recognised qualification, an undergraduate degree, or a post-graduate qualification, although these are not mandatory. It may be that you have chosen your own path to guru status and you can demonstrate your knowledge and experience in other ways.

The role is based in our office in Plymouth and offered with an open ended contract. This post is offered at Technologist level, with a salary up to £37,281, or at Senior Technologist level, with a salary up to £44,958, depending on experience. In addition, you will have a generous 30 days of annual leave plus 8 days of public holiday. We also operate a flexible working policy.

Closing date: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Interviews to be held on Thursday 25th July and Friday 26th July