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Infrastructure Engineer




£300 - £500/day


Posted: 14/05/2024

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Do you have a passion for data science, machine learning, and earth observation (EO)?

Are you an expert in building robust and secure platforms for collaboration?

Our Client (a world leader in environmental science) is seeking a skilled contractor to develop innovative platforms and infrastructure. These platforms will support research, development, and learning initiatives in data science, machine learning, and EO.

The Opportunity:

In this role, you'll play a pivotal role in:

* Understanding user needs: You'll collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements for platforms and infrastructure that support data science projects and hackathons.

* Building shared environments: Develop secure and efficient shared software environments (e.g., Docker containers) to facilitate collaboration.

* Platform implementation: Lead the creation of trial platform implementations across various platforms, including cloud environments (AWS & Azure) and private Linux clusters.

* Testing and support: Actively participate in platform testing by supporting trial projects and events.

* Security focus: Implement appropriate security measures to protect valuable data and other assets.

You'll be a great fit if you have:

* Solid infrastructure development skills: Experience in provisioning and setting up robust and reusable compute platforms, preferably using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) processes.

* System integration expertise: A strong understanding of system integration processes and the challenges associated with designing, building, and testing system interfaces.

* Technical know-how: Demonstrated awareness of relevant subject matter and a high-level understanding of data science, machine learning, and EO.

* Design thinking: The ability to translate business problems into effective technical designs.

* Communication skills: Excellent communication skills to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders.

* Security awareness: A strong understanding of information security principles and the ability to implement appropriate security controls.

* Problem-solving prowess: The ability to investigate and resolve problems within systems, processes, and services.

Bonus points for:

* Experience with Transatlantic Data Science Alliance (TDSA) or Earth Observation Information Partnership (EOIP) projects.

* Knowledge of setting up time-bound projects and hackathons with a focus on learning and development.

* Experience developing lessons learned from projects to inform long-term planning

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