Data Analyst / Software Developer

Join the IEA analytics team

Full time, fixed term up to 30 months in first instance. Candidates wishing to work part-time will also be considered.

Applications close: 08/06/2017

Salary: Grade 6 (£29,301 – £38,183) to Grade 7 (39,324 – £48,327) depending on experience

Location: Whiteknights, Reading, UK

Job Reference: SRF17706


We are looking to grow our analytics team and seek entrepreneurial, talented and dedicated individuals to work on a range of cutting-edge projects with external partners.

The Institute for Environmental Analytics is an exciting new environmental “big data” analytics start-up venture, led by the University of Reading and involving partners from the private and public sectors. The IEA focuses on applied R&D and the development of innovative data applications and services in a range of market sectors.

We are looking to recruit up to two posts with strong data analysis and/or software development skills. Candidates may demonstrate skills in a range of areas, but we require at least one of the post-holders to have experience of weather-related data analysis and/or numerical simulation of weather or climate.

You will have:

  • Good degree in a quantitative science/engineering subject, or equivalent experience
  • Strong programming skills
  • A creative mindset and a professional manner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Additionally, we consider the following to be desirable:

  • Experience of delivering outputs in a commercially-oriented environment
  • Experience of the whole software lifecycle
  • Experience of product development


The posts will be fixed-term for up to 30 months, in the first instance. Candidates wishing to work part-time will also be considered.

Please see the full job description and person specification on the University of Reading website here.

Interview date: 20th June, 2017


The university is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

To apply please click here or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail) quoting reference SRF17706.

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