Database developer / IT expert at the International Soil Reference and Information Centre

Database developer / IT expert at the International Soil Reference and Information Centre

Published Deadline Location
16 Nov tomorrow Wageningen

Job description

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 and Africa, 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.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • BSc or MSc degree in computer science/informatics or GeoInformatics.
  • Familiar with managing complex PostgreSQL databases
  • Proficiency in using and administrating LINUX systems.
  • Familiarity with open source SDI software.
  • Innovative mindset to further integrate new IT developments into the ISRIC workflows.
  • Good command of at least English.
  • Willingness to travel when needed.
Desired
  • Familiar with OGC standards and open GIS.
  • Good understanding of cloud deployment technologies (such as Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift).
  • Mapping techniques, preferably in the context of Environmental Science.
  • Understanding of networking issues, e.g. DNS, SSL/TLS.

Conditions of employment

A challenging temporary position for a period of 2 years with possibilities for extension. Depending on your experience, a competitive salary of between € 2.920,- and €4.012,- gross per month, for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Wageningen University CLA (scale 9). A part-time assignment of 4 days per week is negotiable. Applicants with non-Dutch citizenships may qualify for tax reduction over a period of 3 years.

You will work in a challenging and international working environment with a diverse, experienced and motivated team at a renowned institute in the field of soil information. While working at ISRIC you have ample possibilities to engage with researchers from Wageningen UR and their projects.

In addition we offer:
  • possibilities to cooperate with users and clients from different parts of the world;
  • ample possibilities to further develop your technical or personal skills, because we believe lifetime learning is important;
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • excellent ABP pension regulations;
  • 232 hours of leave, the option to purchase additional hours, and good additional leave regulations;
  • a choice model to partially create your own benefits package, which includes a bicycle scheme;
  • a lively green workplace where it is easy to establish new contacts, and where many activities take place on Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research, and business are all represented;
  • the opportunity to use the sports facilities on campus for a small fee.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

ISRIC - World Soil Information (www.isric.org) has the mission to serve the international community with information about the world's soil resources to help addressing major global issues. We are the International Council for Science (ICS) accredited World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils) since 1989 and maintain the World Soil Museum. In partnership, we operate in four priority areas: (I) standard setting for soil information; (II) production and serving of spatial soil information products; (III) education and capacity building; and (IV) development of derived products for specific user groups.

ISRIC is an independent foundation located at the Wageningen Campus with a strategic cooperation agreement with Wageningen University and Research (WUR).

Additional information

More details about the job can be obtained by contacting Rik van den Bosch, director ISRIC, tel +31 317 481 713 and email: Rik.vandenBosch@isric.org

For additional information about the process please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, email: edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl

You can apply up to and including 4 December 2020, via the apply button on this page. The first interviews are scheduled in December 2020.

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation
  • Agriculture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Higher professional education
  • 670334

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Location

Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

More details about the job can be obtained by contacting Rik van den Bosch, director ISRIC, tel +31 317 481 713 and email: Rik.vandenBosch@isric.org

For additional information about the process please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, email: edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl

You can apply up to and including 4 December 2020, via the apply button on this page. The first interviews are scheduled in December 2020.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

More details about the job can be obtained by contacting Rik van den Bosch, director ISRIC, tel +31 317 481 713 and email: Rik.vandenBosch@isric.org

For additional information about the process please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, email: edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl

You can apply up to and including 4 December 2020, via the apply button on this page. The first interviews are scheduled in December 2020.

Make sure to apply no later than 4 Dec 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).