[PLUG-TALK] Vacancy: Web Services and Geo-computation expert at ISRIC --- World Soil Information, Wageningen (fwd)

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Mon Jan 23 08:38:29 PST 2017

   I would not expect anyone here to be interested in this position; the
commute is longer than even Southwest Missouri Richard's.

   But, I look at the mix of specialties and there seems to be only two
interpretations: 1) they are written for the only unique person in the world
with this unrelated set of experiences and skills; or 2) they'll never fill
this position.

   When I was in academia (on university faculties) I saw such job postings.
In almost every case they were written for the one person the department
wanted to hire but were disseminated to comply with regulations to make it
appear the search was totally open.



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Web Services and Geo-computation expert
Published on: January 20, 2017
Location: Wageningen
Scientific field: Natural Sciences
Application deadline: 11 February 2017.

ISRIC --- World Soil Information is looking for a computer scientist / software 
developer specialized in Web Services and Geo-computation with affinity for 
soil information and soil data management. Major duties will be to:

- develop web-based services for ISRIC data products, such as WoSIS, SoilGrids 
and future products. This includes the building of user interfaces for data 
export and data import using Web3.0 technologies, Web Mapping Services, Web 
Feature Services and Web Processing Services;
- assist in optimising geo-computation processes (big raster and vector data 
operations) used to develop ISRIC’s global spatial data products;
- assist in installing and optimizing infrastructures for Big Earth Data 
Analytics (Hadoop, SciDB, etc.)
- develop distributed systems (e.g. parallel programming, cloud computation);
- maintain and develop a UML schema for XML data exchange in the soil domain;

The position will be a full time position on a temporary basis for a period of 
1.5 years, with a prospect of extension after successful evaluation. A 
part-time assignment of a minimum of 4 days per week is negotiable. Salary 
depends on knowledge and experience with a minimum of € 3427,- and a maximum of 
€ 5330,- gross per month (Dutch university pay scale 11/12), based on full-time 
(38 hours) employment.

For more info see: 

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