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Rothamsted Research

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Senior Java Database Application Developer

Salary Details:
Work Area:
Science Capabilities
Closing Date:
22 Jun 2018
Overview Of Role
This position offers a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic and interdisciplinary team developing software applications to support crop protection research and lead development of the Rothamsted Insect Survey National Capability database. 
The post-holder will be a senior data applications developer with proven java programming and relational database skills for developing data driven desktop and web applications.
Experience of Git or equivalent version control software is essential as is experience of gathering user requirements, interpreting to a specification and using change control procedures to manage software development. 
The successful candidate will work with scientists from the Rothamsted Insect Survey to maintain and modernise the existing database applications and develop new programmatic interfaces for querying and accessing the Insect Survey data and work with crop protection scientists to develop systems for managing novel sensor data.   You will gather requirements and advise scientists on the design data applications, provide appropriate training and knowledge transfer.
informal enquiries can be made richard.ostler@rothamsted.ac.uk
This is a full-time fixed term role funded until March 2020. 
Closing date 22nd June 2018.
About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

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