Are you a Database Developer and IT expert with a proven track record in developing/managing large PostgreSQL databases in a UNIX environment and familiar with OGC standards? Do you have an affinity for soil-related and environmental issues? And can you cope with the dynamics of large projects in an international setting and deliver results on-time? Then we are looking for you!
Within its regular programme, ISRIC- World Soil Information is updating the functionality of the World Soil Information Service (WoSIS), a large PostgreSQL database designed to provide the world community with quality-assessed, standardised soil data to support modelling at (sub)regional and global scales. Further, over the next three years ISRIC will collaborate in various international projects dealing with the generation of inter-operable soil information systems in various regions of the world (Africa, Europe, India; see here
), and the use of this information to support sustainable land use and improve soil health. To support these varied and challenging tasks we are looking for someone comfortable with the development and administration of relational databases, capable of managing information systems deployment and with proven affinity for open standards (OGC).
Would you like to know more about us? Please check out our flagship WoSiS/SoilGrids
platform, ongoing collaborative projects in India
, as well as our virtual World Soil Museum
Tasks as Database Developer / IT expert
- Daily management and technical development of the World Soil Information Service (WoSIS), including data ingest/screening.
- Contribute to the development of information systems and spatial data infrastructures.
- Manage and maintain the deployment of software systems to cloud infrastructures.
- Conduce efficient employment of open data standards in soil information.