Research Associate (Developer)

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) is a research centre at NTU with a mission to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, towards safer and more sustainable societies.

EOS invites applications for the position of Research Associate to join the EOS Remote Sensing Lab (EOS-RS) and work towards developing automated capabilities for satellite-based monitoring of natural hazards and mapping of disasters across Southeast Asia. The project aims to support mapping floods, land height change, volcanic and tectonic deformation, coastal change and earthquake studies, and to provide timely information to regional decision makers and disaster responders across the region.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Work as a software engineer on the project

  • Help with software development of new features and mission control of a near-real-time, partially automated system that will use remote sensing data for monitoring of hazards and mapping of disasters

  • Assist with development of additional features in our web-based interface according to user requirements

  • Coordinate with scientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore to integrate post-processing algorithms for SAR data into the disaster response system

  • Troubleshoot issues raised and develop fixes to ensure our system is always ready for response 

Job Requirements:

  • Master's degree in computer science, remote sensing, data analytics, earth science, or natural hazards

  • Strong experience with Python is a requirement

  • Experience working with cloud-computing platforms and distributed systems, and/or in using remote sensing to map natural hazards and disasters is advantageous

  • Willingness to learn tools associated with cloud-based distributed systems, web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Docker, Elasticsearch)

  • Willingness to learn scientific processing software and tools

  • Strong English and communication skills, both written and oral as medium of communication within the institute and for ease of communication with international collaborators

  • Strong program management skills (project workflow planning, trouble shooting, etc.)

EOS seeks a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all and recruit on the basis of merit, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please submit an official application here.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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