Updated on October 11, 2018 by Henrik Andersson

Status 2018-10-11: Position filled

EISCAT Scientific Association is seeking a Programmer / Software Engineer for EISCAT_3D system integration work

EISCAT_3D is a modern, multi-static, phased array radar system to be deployed in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The implementation phase started 1 September 2017 and the system will be ready for use in 2021.

As Programmer / Software Engineer, you will work in the software team planning and writing the code needed to integrate hardware into the overall EISCAT_3D system. The software interfaces are well defined API’s provided by the contracted vendors supplying the hardware. EISCAT develops the overall system control for EISCAT_3D and the initial tasks for the Programmer / Software Engineer relate much to plan, code and verify the interfacing between vendor provided hardware and EISCAT’s own software platform. The EISCAT_3D system will be remote controlled in real time and the data will be processed in high throughput on-site cluster computers and transferred to one or more central archives. The development of the control and monitoring software for that environment is also under the responsibility of the EISCAT_3D software team.

Experience and qualifications

The tasks and system environment are challenging, and the successful candidate will need to have experience in at least some of these areas:

  • Real-time control of customized multi-channel data collection systems
  • Synchronous signal processing for multiple channels in a pipelined configuration
  • Time- and spectral-domain processing
  • Multi-core, cluster computing
  • Structured Software design
  • Thorough understanding of software development for a networked environment
  • Additionally, some familiarity of the following areas will be advantageous
    • Non-linear least squares fitting
    • Real-time operation of data base systems
    • File management systems
    • Metadata and documentation standards

In order to qualify as candidate for the position, the following requirements have to be met:

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional programming experience
  • Excellent technical communication skills in English, both verbal and written, are necessary
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision
  • A driving license of at least category B is required
  • A valid EU work permit

What EISCAT offers:

The work environment is international with colleagues originating from various countries and also actually working in different countries; Finland, Norway plus Svalbard, and Sweden. The EISCAT users come from universities and research organisations from around the world. The atmosphere is relaxed though with a fast pace, particularly relating to the construction of EISCAT_3D. The employment terms are comparable to state employment rules. This means 28 – 35 days annual vacation (depending on age), relocation coverage, good pension benefits and insurance coverage, etc.

Terms and how to apply:

The initial stage of the EISCAT_3D implementation phase started 1 September 2017 and will run to 31 December 2021. The employment terms, including length of employment, are subject to negotiations but should not be less than two years. A continuation in a regular position may be possible thereafter. The affiliation is with EISCAT Headquarters in Kiruna, Sweden and the primary work location will also be in Kiruna. A second work location, either at one of the other EISCAT sites, or at some other location, including a home-office, can be negotiated.

Applications should be sent to e3djobs@eiscat.se (subject: Programmer) at earliest convenience. The vacancy is open until filled.

Questions and contact information

For further work specific details, please contact:
Harri Hellgren, System Integration Engineer
Phone:+46 70 289 83 07
E-mail: Harri.Hellgren@eiscat.se

For employment related matters, please contact:
Henrik Andersson, Head of Administration
Phone: +46 70 209 43 85
E-mail: Henrik.Andersson@eiscat.se

A pdf version of the advert can be found here