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SEPTEMBER 2013


Scientific Programmer

Location: Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Groningen
Position Status: Closed



The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen seeks a scientific programmer for the Euclid Netherlands Science Data Centre (SDC-NL).

The SDC-NL will be operated as a partnership between the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and the  Donald Smits Centre of Information Technology. The Euclid mission has been selected for the Cosmic Visions Program of the European Space Agency. The primary goal of the mission is to investigate the nature of dark energy and dark matter by measuring the accelerated expansion of the universe using different independent methods. The Euclid satellite is expected to be launched in 2019 and has a mission lifetime of five years. The SDC-NL is one of seven national data centres which will share the Euclid processing.

The  SDC-NL is responsible for the development (in cooperation with the European Space Astronomy Centre in Madrid) of the Euclid Archive System (EAS). This is a core component of the distributed Euclid Science Ground System and underpins all the Euclid processing. We seek a scientific programmer to take a major role in the development of the EAS. An EAS prototype has already been developed and is being used to support data simulations. The prototype draws heavily on the technologies used in the successful Astro-WISE system, which was developed for the processing of data from the OmegaCAM instrument on the Very-large Survey Telescope (VST).   

The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute is also the co-lead of the organisation unit responsible for processing the large quantity of ground-based data required by the Euclid mission.  Depending on their experience, it is also possible that the scientific programmer will play a role in this task.

Experience
The successful candidate will have experience with Python, SQL, XML, XSD and  data modeling. Experience with any of the following would be considered an advantage: Grid/Cloud computing, Workflow management systems, UML, SysML, ER, RDBMS, astronomical data processing and  astronomical spatial index systems (HTM, Healpix). A relevant degree (e.g. Astronomy, Computer Science) is required and a higher degree would be advantageous.   The initial appointment is for 2 years, with the possibility of extension.

Useful Links

Euclid consortium - http://www.euclid-ec.org/

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JULY 2013


Middleware and Infrastructure Specialist

Location: Zernikecomplex or Mediacentrale, Groningen
Position Status: Closed

Target Holding is currently looking for a middleware and infrastructure specialist for the development and management of various software systems and applications. A suitable candidate must be an experienced administrator with knowledge of Linux, distributed storage and processing systems, and interest in NoSQL databases solutions. He/she should be able to work independently and select the best and most efficient tool for building innovative, reliable and robust software solutions and products.

Target project (www.rug.nl/target) was designed by a consortium of ten public and private partners to address the challenge of developing information systems for processing of large amounts of data in an effective and scalable manner. The role of NoSQL databases in such systems is growing rapidly. Target Holding emerged out of Target as a private company that focuses on translating the research and development that takes place within Target into marketable solutions to commercially attractive and socially relevant applications.

Experience

  • Hardware virtualization (Vmware, KVM)
  • Linux (CentOS(RHEL), Debian/Ubuntu), NFS
  • Middleware solutions (Tomcat, Apache)
  • Hardware architecture
  • Open source databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Deployment Tools (eg Kickstart, Chef)
  • Monitoring tools (Zabbix, Nagios, etc)

Interests

  • Open Source Big Data concepts (eg Hadoop, MongoDB, NoSQL, Cassandra, Elastic Search, Analytical databases, CEPH, Lustre)
  • Data integration and knowledge of different databases (Tier 1, in memory, not structured)
  • Data Management

Personal Qualities

  • A general interest in new technologies and development
  • Result-oriented and decisive attitude
  • Communications skills
  • Conceptual and pragmatic thinking

The job opening could be part-time or full time.

For more information about the position and how to apply, visit the Target Holding website

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Database Specialist ( SQL and No-SQL)

Location: Zernikecomplex, Groningen
Position Status: Closed

Target Holding is currently looking for a SQL and NoSQL database specialist for the development of various software systems and applications. A suitable candidate must be an experienced engineer with knowledge of Big Data modeling along with understanding of team and project dynamics. He/she should be able to work independently and select the best and most efficient tool for building innovative, reliable and robust software solutions and products.

Target project (www.rug.nl/target) was designed by a consortium of ten public and private partners to address the challenge of developing information systems for processing of large amounts of data in an effective and scalable manner. The role of NoSQL databases in such systems is growing rapidly. Target Holding emerged out of Target as a private company that focuses on translating the research and development that takes place within Target into marketable solutions to commercially attractive and socially relevant applications.

The right candidate should have experience in:

  • Data modeling
  • Big data concepts (eg Hadoop, MongoDB, NoSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Analytical databases)
  • Data integration in different databases
  • Data management
  • Independent design and implementation

The right candidate should also have:

  • A general interest in new technologies and development
  • Result-oriented and decisive attitude
  • Communications skills
  • Conceptual and pragmatic thinking

The job opening could be part-time or full time.

For more information about the position and how to apply, visit the Target Holding website

Laatst gewijzigd:15 juni 2016 15:23