Job Position:

Junior Software and Web Application Developer (Part/Full-Time, 0.6-1 FTE)

The World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC, https://www.wemcouncil.org) is pleased to announce the opening of a Software and Web Application Developer role. We are seeking to appoint a self-motivated and dynamic professional, to assist with the fast-growing technical requirements of the organisation. This work is principally intended to improving a public version of the Climate and Energy demonstrator developed by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM, http://ecem.wemcouncil.org).

To succeed, you will have experience in front-end web development, and a strong interest for both technical implementation and design aesthetics. The successful candidate will work closely with our senior designer and data engineer. The Software and Web Application Developer is offered as a part/full-time position (minimum 3 days a week), initially as a one-year contract, which can be renewed upon satisfactory performance. The normal place of work is Norwich (UK) for which a work permit to work in the UK would be required. However, teleworking will also be considered. The successful applicant will be offered an attractive salary package, dependent on qualifications, experience and track record. This position offers a varied and interesting workload, in a highly stimulating environment. The position is available now and the search will continue until the position is filled.

 

Responsibilities

  • Developing the front end for applications and prototypes of updated and/or new climate service tools and products;
  • Actively contributing to UI/UX
  • Building reusable and robust code for future use
  • Collaborating with other team members and stakeholders
  • Maintaining, updating the organisation website(s)

 

Skills (Selection criteria)

  1. Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  2. Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  3. Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  4. Experience of using code versioning tools, such as Git.
  5. Working knowledge of Adobe suite
  6. Working knowledge of WordPress
  7. Self-motivated and capable of working independently
  8. [Desirable] Experience of using JavaScript graphic libraries, such as D3.js, Leaflet.js etc.
  9. [Desirable] Experience with GIS software, including handling of shape files

 

The WEMC is an organisation devoted to promoting and enhancing the interaction between the energy industry and the weather, climate and broader environmental sciences community. WEMC is a young and dynamic organisation which was established in 2015. It builds on the growing body of knowledge and experience in weather and climate risk management in the energy industry. Its primary goal is to enable improved sustainability, resilience and efficiency of energy systems under ever changing weather and climate. With this job you will be interacting with a variety of highly skilled professionals. Additional information about WEMC is available at: https://www.wemcouncil.org

For further information about this role, please contact Prof. Alberto Troccoli, WEMC Managing Director, alberto.troccoli@wemcouncil.org, +44 (0)20 3286 3250

If this position sounds like you, please submit your application, forwarding your CV with a cover letter clearly explaining how you meet the selection criteria, to alberto.troccoli@wemcouncil.org. We also welcome (new or updated) applications from people who have applied to previously advertised WEMC openings. Applications received before Friday 6 September 2019 will receive full consideration. However, if the right candidate is not found by this time, the position will remain open until filled.

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