Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) developer at Wageningen University

Applications are welcome for Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) developers at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands.

To strengthen its team, ISRIC is hiring a Spatial Data Infrastructure developer. In this ambitious role, the candidate will contribute to the development of ISRIC’s Spatial Data Infrastructure and to a number of ongoing projects, such as ISRIC’s World Soil Information Service (WoSIS) and SoilGrids, as well as Sustainable Land Management (SLM) projects.
The most important tasks in this role are:

  • Deployment and maintenance of the backend infrastructure, supporting various ISRIC projects
  • DevOps and CI/CD
  • Development of API’s
  • Programming and server administration
  • Administering Linux systems
  • Support and develop new ideas for improving workflows within ISRIC projects

Duration:  Full-time employment for one year.


  • Wageningen University & Research offers a competitive gross salary of between € 3.098,- and € 4.670, depending on experience
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

Job Requirements

To be eligible as a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) developer, applicants should meet the following requirements

  • BSc/MSc degree (or higher) in computer sciences, geoinformatics, or environmental sciences with good demonstrable experience on the job topics (for an example demonstrating code in GitHub or completed projects)
  • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD
  • Python and SQL skills
  • Experience in API development: REST and/or GraphQL
  • Adequate communication skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
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Experience (or ambition to become a professional) in at least one of the following topics would be beneficial:

  • using and administrating Linux Operating System
  • application containerization (Docker) and deployment on cloud infrastructures, such as Kubernetes
  • soil data handling

Application Process

The application for the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) developer should include:

  • Cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae, and
  • A motivation letter.

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline: October 16, 2022.

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