Plymouth Ocean Forecasting Centre (POFC) is very excited to be working on UAE-Ocean, a major project funded by the government of the United Arab Emirates, as well as a number of other ocean modelling projects. The goal of UAE-Ocean is to develop an Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting centre in the United Arab Emirates based on the latest technology in ocean modelling. To ensure the successful delivery of POFC projects, the University of Plymouth Enterprise Limited (UoPEL, a wholly owned subsidiary of University of Plymouth) is looking for a senior software developer to develop primarily Windows applications. Other aspects of the project include the development, validation, and delivery of a set of numerical oceanographic, wave, and underwater acoustics models, post-processing tools, end-user applications, and the training of UAE staff. More details of POFC activities can be found at

If you are keen to participate in a project to develop and deliver comprehensive end-user applications for the new Ocean Forecasting Centre in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), then this is the perfect role for you. You will also be expected to contribute to the on-the-job training of customer staff as well to support the wider University agenda. The role involves travel both in the UK and overseas as well as working visits to the Ocean Forecasting Centre in the United Arab Emirates lasting up to three months each. The post is initially until 30 April 2020, with the potential to extend.

You will work within a small software development/ocean modelling team and will develop and maintain collaborations with external bodies, including the customers and project partners. You will proactively contribute to the training of customer staff, develop technical documentation for the software, and carry out acceptance tests for the software products. You will be required to provide software support and maintenance, remotely and in person.

This is a full-time post working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis until 30 April 2020.

For full details and the job description please click here to be directed to our UoPEL site.

For more information please contact Professor Georgy Shapiro (e:, t: 01752 584721).

Closing date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 30 July 2017.

Plymouth Ocean Forecasting Centre (POFC) – Senior Software Developer

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