Vacancy Database developer / IT expert

01 Apr 2021

We are pleased to inform you that we have a vacancy for a Database/IT expert at ISRIC - World Soil Information.

About the job

Under guidance of senior staff, you will be responsible for the daily management and further development of ISRIC’s World Soil Information Service (WoSIS). This large PostgreSQL database is designed to provide the world community with quality-assessed, standardised soil data to support modelling at (sub)regional and global scales. Besides contributing to WoSIS itself, you will gradually be involved in various international projects dealing with the generation of inter-operable soil information systems and the use of this information to support sustainable land use and improve soil health.

Tasks as Database Developer / IT expert

  • Daily management of World Soil Information Service (WoSIS), including data ingest/screening and ultimate serving of the standardized data..
  • At a later stage, technical development of WoSIS.
  • Conduce efficient employment of open data standards in soil information.
  • Provide support to selected ISRIC projects concerning relational databases and GIS.


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