Senior data visualisation developer

Senior data visualisation developer

Published Deadline Location
20 Nov 13 Dec Wageningen

Job description

The Environmental Sciences Group (ESG) at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is looking for a senior visualisation developer to lead the technical development of a visualisation laboratory at WUR.

The Wageningen Landscape Sensing Laboratory (WANDER) is a WUR wide demand driven hub for visualising research results to engage stakeholders, students and staff alike in finding solutions together. Our physical and social environments are becoming very hard to separate from the digital tools and media we use to observe, interpret, and manage them. These tools greatly transform the ways we relate to these environments, to one another, and to ourselves.

Taking advantage of the interdisciplinary structure of WUR, WANDER will bring together students, staff, and stakeholders to develop immersive and engaging representations of our past, arranging and understanding our present, and planning for the future. Be it for a local environment, development of national strategies or our common global future, WANDER will allow WUR to bring together cutting-edge technology, high level research and aspiring students in an interactive and creative environment.

WANDER will use existing expertise and top-level techniques of data visualisation to augment the interdisciplinary nature of WUR, thereby enticing staff and stakeholders from around the world to work holistically on a range of landscapes, seascape, foodscapes and others for impact on our futures.
WANDER will provide immersive and visual experiences of data representing landscapes and environmental challenges that helps to co-create, develop and explore new perspectives and scenarios with all stakeholders who want to resolve complex environmental challenges and create impact by finding innovative nature based solutions, tackling environmental problems that endanger a safe and healthy living environment and work towards a sustainable world with benefits for all.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • Expert proficiency in facilitating immersive and interactive experiences on complex (environmental) matters.
  • Substantial experience with software and data standards regarding real world representations, 3D geometries, motion and graphics (e.g. OGC, IEEE P2048), and in scripting regarding graphic processing and gaming like Unreal Engine, Unity real-time, MS MR kit.
  • Network in the visualisation and gaming industries with respect to soft-and hardware, translating potential possibilities into for WUR relevant opportunities and applications.
  • Proven innovative and technical approach to visualise, design and develop ideas in a dynamic academic research environment.
  • Affinity with the Wageningen University and Research domain.
  • Strong drive for creating impact.
  • Exceptionally skilled in organising, planning and setting priorities in a start-up and able to take ownership of the laboratory's outputs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and open-minded team player.
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic and innovative academic environment.
The position is available as a permanent position pending the viability of WANDER, with a mutual trial period of 2 years. The position will ideally commence in January 2021.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position for a period of 2 years with opportunity for a permanent after successful evaluation of individual performance and the viability of WANDER. Salary depends on training and work experience and based om a fulltime employment, ranges from € 4.538,- to € 6.317,- gross per month (scale 12-13) according to the Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities.

In addition, we offer:
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • use the sports facilities on campus
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.

We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere. You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 15th consecutive time.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 6.500 employees, and 12.500 students, it is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen. We have been named Best Employer in Education category 2019-2020.

Click here for more information about working at Wageningen University & Research. More information about Wageningen Campus you can find here.

We do the recruiting for this vacancy ourselves. Please do not contact us for sales purposes.

Additional information

For any questions pertaining to the content of this call please contact Edward H. Huijbens (chair of WANDER scientific committee) edward.huijbens@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, e-mail edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission. Please follow the instructions below and upload all documents in one Pdf file. This vacancy is open up to and including 13 December 2020 but the selection process will start immediately given the urgency of this position. We therefore want to plan the first job interviews as soon as possible.

The application process is two-tiered. In the first round all applicants should complete and collate the following documentation:

The application e-mail attachment must include in English:
  • Cover letter (approx. 600 words) detailing the following in a single document:
    • Your vision for WANDER
    • Details of the relevant training and skills you have (see eligibility criteria)
    • Your long-term career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Academic transcript(s): Final and current degree transcripts including grades and degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed) - scanned copy in colour of the original document/s
  • Degree Certificate(s) and an official translation, if needed - scanned copy in colour of the original document/s
  • References: 2 professional references on headed paper.
Applications will be assessed by a selection panel composed of the WUR appointed scientific committee for WANDER and applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will take place in December, but prior to this the selected candidate will be asked for a 1.000 words vision statement for the project.

Equal opportunities employer
We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 671942

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For any questions pertaining to the content of this call please contact Edward H. Huijbens (chair of WANDER scientific committee) edward.huijbens@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, e-mail edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission. Please follow the instructions below and upload all documents in one Pdf file. This vacancy is open up to and including 13 December 2020 but the selection process will start immediately given the urgency of this position. We therefore want to plan the first job interviews as soon as possible.

The application process is two-tiered. In the first round all applicants should complete and collate the following documentation:

The application e-mail attachment must include in English:
  • Cover letter (approx. 600 words) detailing the following in a single document:
    • Your vision for WANDER
    • Details of the relevant training and skills you have (see eligibility criteria)
    • Your long-term career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Academic transcript(s): Final and current degree transcripts including grades and degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed) - scanned copy in colour of the original document/s
  • Degree Certificate(s) and an official translation, if needed - scanned copy in colour of the original document/s
  • References: 2 professional references on headed paper.
Applications will be assessed by a selection panel composed of the WUR appointed scientific committee for WANDER and applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will take place in December, but prior to this the selected candidate will be asked for a 1.000 words vision statement for the project.

Equal opportunities employer
We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

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Application procedure

For any questions pertaining to the content of this call please contact Edward H. Huijbens (chair of WANDER scientific committee) edward.huijbens@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, e-mail edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission. Please follow the instructions below and upload all documents in one Pdf file. This vacancy is open up to and including 13 December 2020 but the selection process will start immediately given the urgency of this position. We therefore want to plan the first job interviews as soon as possible.

The application process is two-tiered. In the first round all applicants should complete and collate the following documentation:

The application e-mail attachment must include in English:
  • Cover letter (approx. 600 words) detailing the following in a single document:
    • Your vision for WANDER
    • Details of the relevant training and skills you have (see eligibility criteria)
    • Your long-term career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Academic transcript(s): Final and current degree transcripts including grades and degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed) - scanned copy in colour of the original document/s
  • Degree Certificate(s) and an official translation, if needed - scanned copy in colour of the original document/s
  • References: 2 professional references on headed paper.
Applications will be assessed by a selection panel composed of the WUR appointed scientific committee for WANDER and applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will take place in December, but prior to this the selected candidate will be asked for a 1.000 words vision statement for the project.

Equal opportunities employer
We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Make sure to apply no later than 13 Dec 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).