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Geospatial Data Expert

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GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
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Potsdam, Germany
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Added: March 11, 2024

Your responsibilities:

  • 2D to 3D processing (and visualization)
  • Implement a proof-of-concept of an exposure/building model covering 3D features
  • Rule-based system that intelligently prioritizes certain data and datasets
  • Machine Learning for compensating data gaps
  • Develop the rule-based engine for the assessment of exposure indicators
  • Develop the full computational chain for building-by-building exposure and integrate each component into the overall workflow
  • Maintain large databases and complex software systems and provide documentation
  • Research procedures (and implement them) for integrating exposure data of various resolution (country-wide aggregates, region-specific aggregates, building-by-building information) in a fully probabilistic sense, creating fully probabilistic exposure indicators for risk and loss computations

Your qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Advanced experience with Python and experience in Python package development
  • Advanced experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL and PostGIS, SpatiaLite), QGIS, web technologies (e.g. JavaScript), and visualization tools
  • Advanced experience with geospatial processing in QGIS and other open-source software stacks
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of GitLab/GitHub and continuous integration
  • Advanced experience with OpenStreetMap data, in particular building data, and the OpenStreetMap software stack
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English language
  • Experience in working in an international, interdisciplinary research team
  • Willingness to work in a Linux environment

What we offer:

  • Ambitious and varied tasks in a dynamic and international research environment
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Public service benefits
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and conditions
  • Support with finding a good work-life balance offered by benefit@work
  • Institute day-care centre on site
  • Workplace within walking distance of Potsdam main train station
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Start date: As soon as possible
Fixed term: 30.06.2026 (project end)
Salary: The salary grouping is determined by the conditions of the Collective Wage Agreement “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)” and the appropriate personal qualifications. In addition, there is the possibility of granting bonuses above the standard pay scale as well as a monthly skilled labour allowance.
Working hours: Full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is generally suitable for part-time work.
Place of work: Potsdam

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Start date: As soon as possible
Fixed term: 30.06.2026 (project end)
Salary: The salary grouping is determined by the conditions of the Collective Wage Agreement “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)” and the appropriate personal qualifications. In addition, there is the possibility of granting bonuses above the standard pay scale as well as a monthly skilled labour allowance.
Working hours: Full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is generally suitable for part-time work.
Place of work: Potsdam
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