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Position: Geoscience Software Developer
Institution: British Geological Survey
Location: Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Duties: We would like you to play a leading role in helping us build and maintain software solutions that acquire, manage and deliver Geoscience data & information to a variety of stakeholders. A focus will be on user interface development; combining design skills with front-end technical development skills to create User Interfaces (UI) to deliver and visualise BGS data and information; designing elegant user experiences that work across a wide range of digital platforms. You’ll gain exposure to a variety of modern technologies, development-environments and information-architectures, all within an agile culture that encourages learning & development and the following of industry best-practice from inception to delivery
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience. Has a passion for coding and recognises the value of code quality and best practices within software engineering. Proven front-end development skills using technologies such as HTML, CSS/SaSS/LESS, JavaScript ES6. Demonstrable IT/IS development skills across a range of other development languages such as SQL, Java, Python, PHP. Hands-on experience of version control, testing, building and automation tools
   
Text: Geoscience Software Developer UKRI - NERC - BGS Keyworth, Nottingham £24,435 to £26,560 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) Full-Time - 37 hours a week (a range of flexible working options may be available) Permanent Appointment About the role We have an opportunity for a talented motivated Software Developer with a passion for coding to join our Informatics Science Directorate. We would like you to play a leading role in helping us build and maintain software solutions that acquire, manage and deliver Geoscience data & information to a variety of stakeholders. A focus will be on user interface development; combining design skills with front-end technical development skills to create User Interfaces (UI) to deliver and visualise BGS data and information; designing elegant user experiences that work across a wide range of digital platforms. You’ll gain exposure to a variety of modern technologies, development-environments and information-architectures, all within an agile culture that encourages learning & development and the following of industry best-practice from inception to delivery. Several of our software development projects require collaboration with partners across the UK and beyond, creating information systems to support scientific research, or developing Geoscience software for commercial customers. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in projects that require overseas travel, working in-country for periods of up to two to three weeks at a time. About us The British Geological Survey (BGS) is an applied geoscience research centre that is housed in UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and affiliated to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It is a world leading geological survey that provides a core science mission to inform government of science related to the subsurface and its interfaces and also undertakes applied research for solutions to earth and environmental processes, both in the UK and globally. It is funded directly by UKRI as well as through research grants and via private sector contracts. BGS has an annual budget of approximately £60 million and employs 650 people. It has two main sites, a head office in Keyworth near Nottingham and the Lyell Centre, which is a joint collaboration with Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. BGS works with more than 150 private sector organisations as well as having close links with 40 universities and sponsors approximately 100 PhD students each year. About you If you have many of the key skills below and you want to work for a forward-thinking environmental science institute at the forefront of global geoinformatics, then we would be very interested to hear from you.  Highly motivated and technically competent.  Has a passion for coding and recognises the value of code quality and best practices within software engineering.  Proven front-end development skills using technologies such as HTML, CSS/SaSS/LESS, JavaScript ES6, node.JS Javascript frameworks such as ReactJS, AngularJS or VueJS.  Demonstrable IT/IS development skills across a range of other development languages such as SQL, Java, Python, PHP.  Understanding of responsive design with ability to create elegant user experiences that work across a wide range of digital platforms.  Hands-on experience of version control, testing, building and automation tools.  An understanding of object oriented analysis and design.  Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience.  Capable of travel and working overseas for periods of up to two to three weeks at a time (primarily Europe, Africa, Asia and/or Middle East) and excited by the prospect.  Enthusiasm for Geology and the geosciences.  An enthusiastic learner, able to pick up new skills quickly.  Able to communicate effectively (both written and orally).  Ability to work equally well in multi-disciplinary teams or independently. What we offer A generous benefits package is also offered, including a very competitive pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, free parking and access to flexi-time. For a salary at the top end of the range, you will need to meet the desirable criteria detailed on the TopCareer.jobs website. Please note that any internal BGS staff applying for this post would, if successful, be appointed to new UKRI Terms and Conditions and pay. Full details of the expectations of the advertised grade are available on request. How to Apply Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. We would stress the importance of this paperwork in our selection process. A well thought through application addressing the advertised essential and desirable criteria for the post will be considered far more favourably than a generic covering letter and CV. Applications are being handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc247507_8908.aspx Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5 December 2018. Interviews will be held on or around 17 December 2018. Specific Skills Criteria Essential Desirable QUALIFICATIONS  Undergraduate degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience EXPERIENCE  Has a passion for coding and recognises the value of code quality and best practices within software engineering KNOWLEDGE  Proven front-end development skills using technologies such as HTML, CSS/SaSS/LESS, JavaScript ES6  Demonstrable IT/IS development skills across a range of other development languages such as SQL, Java, Python, PHP  Hands-on experience of version control, testing, building and automation tools  Hands-on experience of Javascript frameworks such as ReactJS, AngularJS, VueJS  Node.JS  An understanding of object oriented analysis and design  Understanding of responsive design with ability to create elegant user experiences that work across a wide range of digital platforms SKILLS AND ABILITIES  Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders, including users and other technical developers  Good time-management skills  Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team  Ability to adapt to changing priorities PERSONAL QUALITIES  Highly motivated and technically competent  Approachable  Alignment to BGS Core values  An enthusiastic learner, able to pick up new skills quickly  Capable of travel and working overseas for periods of up to two to three weeks at a time (primarily Europe, Africa, Asia and/or Middle East) and excited by the prospect MOTIVATION  Demonstrates an interest in their own Continuing Professional Development  Demonstrates an interest in the work of BGS  Enthusiasm for geology and the geosciences
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