The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF is part of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and thus of the ETH Domain. WSL focuses on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 600 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.
The Research Unit Snow and Atmosphere is concerned with the physical properties of the material snow, with snow – atmosphere interactions and the role of snow, ice and permafrost in the climate system. The research group Wintersports and Climate is offering for one year a position as
Computer science specialist “data standardization” 80-100% (f/m/d)
Within a recently started European Horizon2020 project involving around 40 international partners on the topic of scientific data in the Arctic, the WSL/SLF is responsible for providing tools to standardize time series and profile data.
You will develop a webservice relying on MeteoIO C++ for its data processing and following the Open Geospatial Consortium standards for its interface. It will be deployed in a docker container and exposed on an existing web interface. Moreover, you will extend the MeteoIO C++ library to support timeseries of profiles (such as timeseries of water temperatures).
You have a tertiary education in computer science or an equivalent working experience. A good knowledge of English is mandatory as the project is international. You bring good software design abilities and strong social skills in order to interact with the many partners and users of the project.
Please send your complete application to Clemens Güdel, Human Resources SLF, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Mathias Bavay, phone +41 (0) 81 417 02 65, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. The WSL strives to increase the proportion of women in its employment, which is why qualified women are particularly called upon to apply for this position.