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Process Architect (Flood Mapping and Analytics)

We seek an innovative, numerate individual to help us develop our global flood maps and the processes we use to create these datasets. 

Your day-to-day role will be to provide an interface to our software developers and to drive continual improvement in our data production process. You will be part of a flood mapping team that is skilled in hydraulic modelling and use of GIS (ESRI, QGIS), tasked with the production and regular update of our flood maps and related analytics.

You will be an innovative thinker who never tires of asking “why”, capable of getting to grips with a range of mathematical and scientific concepts in unfamiliar areas. You should be able to reduce complex processes to their essentials, enabling the development of novel approaches to reach the same end point more efficiently. You will be mathematically and scientifically literate with a tendency for scientific rigour and be able to interrogate approaches to ensure methods are defensible.

You don’t need to be a software developer, but you will be comfortable working alongside software teams and be a “super user” at the command line, able to write scripts (e.g. Python, bash, R) and understand Linux or Linux-like systems. You should understand how to optimise hardware use to improve process performance (e.g. parallel processing, memory footprint, i/o management).

Experience with GIS packages is useful though not essential; however, you should understand spatial data at a fundamental level, i.e. formats, coordinate systems, gridded data, vector data, the consequences of transforming geographic data.

 Essential Skills

  • Degree level (or equivalent) scientific educational background including at least A level mathematics (or Level 3 equivalent)
  • Evidenced experience of running command line tools and scripts
  • Proven experience of process improvement in a data intensive environment
  • Knowledge of geographic data and approaches; knowledge of ESRI software is a strong advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues from a range of backgrounds
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team, delivering to deadlines
  • Proven ability to communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desirable Skills

  • Project management experience
  • Experience in modelling and mapping natural hazards, particularly flood
  • Experience in hydraulic or CFD modelling

Further information and applications

For further information or an informal discussion about this position, please contact Janet Spence on +44 (0) 1756 799919.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview at our Skipton office on 2nd/3rd August 2018 (there is room for some flexibility on interview date, if required, for strong candidates).

Application forms must be downloaded from this website and returned along with your CV and covering letter.

Closing Date:
Monday, July 9, 2018