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Natural Scientist, Computer Scientist as Software Developer - GIS Applications (m/f)

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Software Developer (m/f) for GIS Applications, KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck

KWS is one of the most innovative and long established plant breeding/seed companies worldwide. For more than 150 years we have been breeding and marketing high performance varieties for the modern farmer. Our key crops are sugar beet, corn and cereals as well as oil seed crops and potatoes. Our core markets are in the temperate climate zones of Europe, North and South America as well as China
We are currently offering at the earliest opportunity the position Software Developer (m/f) for GIS Applications on a permanent, full-time basis at our facilities in Einbeck, Germany.

Managing the deluge of scientific data generated in our day-to-day business requires excellent software development skills. You will contribute to the success of our geographic information system (GIS) applications to advance plant-breeding activities at KWS. You will have the opportunity to explore new web-based information management technologies and apply them with respect to improving the overall usability of the applications. If you have been studying computer science, and have an interest in scientific data management and GIS systems, we would like you to consider this opportunity.

Your responsibilities:

  • Participate in the GIS software development team
  • Help optimize existing GIS applications in terms of usability, performance and structure
  • Develop new GIS-based applications for upcoming requirements
  • Evaluate new and different software architectures for their suitability with respect to GIS data management
  • Support documentation and testing of GIS solutions and services

Your experience:

  • University degree in a natural science or computer science
  • Excellent software development skills (design patterns, frameworks, web technologies)
  • Excellent database programming skills (SQL, ODBC, stored procedures, etc.)
  • Knowledge of agile software development practices (e.g. SCRUM) desirable
  • Knowledge of GIS systems (ESRi) and GIS data management desirable
  • Excellent team player and communication skill
  • Very good English language skills required, good German language skills desirable
We look forward to receiving your application (including covering letter, CV, relevant testimonials) until September 15th, 2015 by
e-mail as a PDF, quoting the job posting number, to jobs@kws.com.
Job posting number: 235 D

KWS Services Deutschland GmbH Human Resources,
Arne Graf Postfach 1463, 37555 Einbeck
Tel. + 49 5561 311-714

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 235 D