Sandwich Course Student

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Sandwich Course Student

Salary: £17,512

Location: Plymouth

Candidates should be undertaking an undergraduate degree that has a considerable computing component, and should have strong skills and interests in programming (which will be tested at interview), ideally but not essentially in  JavaScript, NodeJS, Python in a Linux environment. Appropriate training in remote sensing and image analysis will be provided. Opportunities to develop personal interests in computing will be encouraged within the overall context of the group's activities.

Key Deliverables:

  • Advanced 2D and 3D web-based open source visualisation systems for intuitive use and analysis of remotely sensored imagery using javascript, HTML5/WebGL and Python;
  • Data processing and distribution systems (primarily scripting in Python, Perl or shell);
  • User-friendly GUIs for the software (using web technologies, Python, JavaScript, NodeJS);
  • Web sites and database software development (using PHP, Javascript, XML, PostgreSQL);

No formal qualifications necessary but must be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of computing /programming principles, for example, by presenting marks for degree modules completed.

If successful you will have a dedicated Linux workstation; additional facilities include other Linux workstations, ~140-node Linux Sun Grid Engine cluster and ~3.5 petabytes disk space. Both PML and the nearby University of Plymouth offer an active student life with many social opportunities and in particular marine sports. Plymouth itself has many cultural and social amenities, while its proximity to Dartmoor and Cornwall offers great scope for outdoor pursuits.

Closing date : 1700hrs on Thursday 20th April 2017.

Interviews will be held week commencing 8th May 2017.

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