Scientific Developer MRD

We are looking for an experienced Python developer with affinity with meteorology, oceanography or other geophysical sciences to join our Research and Development team, who will develop, maintain and support our operational systems which consist of a range of scientific libraries, automated data-production and data-delivery services (mostly Web APIs), together with a group of scientists, software developers and engineers using modern software development technologies such as Docker, Git, CI/CD, Cloud computing, Kubernetes and others. Also, you will have the opportunity to work on the Moana Project, a 5-year nation-wide project to revolutionise the ocean prediction for New Zealand by working on building open data-access portals and backend systems to support the services and products created on this project. 

MetOcean Solutions, a division of New Zealand’s MetService, is a science-based consultancy and forecast supplier providing specialist numerical modelling and analytical solutions in meteorology and oceanography. With offices across New Zealand (Auckland, New Plymouth, Raglan, and Wellington) and in Sydney, Australia (MetraWeather) our international team works on projects and data analysis world-wide. We passionately believe in rigorous scientific method and in applying the latest information technology to data services. MetOcean occupies several niche marine consultancy and service roles and has a rapidly growing forecast and hindcast sector. 

Our employees enjoy an open-office, upbeat culture within a coastal town environment in the North Island of New Zealand. This position would be primarily based in Raglan with some opportunity to work from other offices in the future.  Raglan is a small beach side town on the West Coast, just a short drive west of Hamilton or a two-hour drive south of Auckland. It is known for its world-class surf, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and inspiring arts. 

Our company promotes a positive working environment to achieve our shared goals, supported by flexible hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance. We encourage our people to bring fresh ideas to the table, rise to any challenge, and remain passionate about our products and the company mission.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a growing environment with an interesting and challenging mix of applied research, science and technology. You must have a undergraduate qualification (minimum of BSc.) in Computer Sciences or a Geophysical/Environmental Sciences.

If this opportunity sounds like you, please click "Apply Now" to complete an online application.

Applications close Sunday 22 September 2019

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30 Aug 2019
Work Type:
Permanent - full time
North Island