Research Assistant / Associate - DevOps

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The Earth Observatory in Singapore (EOS) at NTU Singapore is a national science Research Center of Excellence. Its mission is to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies.

We seek a qualified research associate/assistant to help with software development of new features and mission control of a near-real-time, partially automated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) processing and response system to facilitate geodetic research, monitoring of natural hazards and disaster response. Specific targets may include flooding, land subsidence, volcano monitoring, tectonic deformation and earthquake studies across Southeast Asia.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Development of additional features in our web-based interface according to user requirements
Coordination with scientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore to integrate post-processing algorithms for SAR data into disaster response system
Troubleshoot issues raised and develop fixes to ensure our system is always ready for response


Bachelors Degree, Diploma in Computer Science / Software Engineering or equivalent.
Knowledge with web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and familiarity with tools like Docker, Terraform, Puppet, Jenkins, RabbitMQ, Celery, and Elasticsearch is a plus.
Willingness to learn scientific processing software and tools
Willingness to learn scientific processing software and tools.
Willingness to learn scientific processing software and tools.
Strong experience with Python and working with LinuxOS
Experience working with cloud-computing platforms (AWS) and distributed systems.
Sense of urgency in responding to natural and the enthusiasm to collaborate with a varied group that will include Earth scientists, social scientists, technical staff, policy makers, NGO’s, and disaster-response organizations.

Please submit your CV along with cover letter that describes research interests and goals, and names of three referees to
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