University of Bergen

Geophysical Institute

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Chief engineer (data manager/programmer) at the Geophysical Institute

At the Geophysical Institute there is a vacancy for a 24 months position as a chief engineer. The position is embedded at the Bjerknes Climate Data Centre and linked to the H2020 project RINGO (Readiness of ICOS for Necessities of integrated Global Observation) and the Research Infrastructure Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Ocean Thematic Centre.

Work tasks

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Designing and developing an online data ingestion system for marine data related to the data product GLODAP (Global Data Analysis Project)

  • Implementing version control for ingested data

  • Applying data quality control procedures

  • Merging of individual data files and quality control results to data products

  • Documentation of services for users

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • The applicant must have completed a master degree in in computer sciences, mathematics, or other relevant fields. Relevant work experience combined with relevant further education can compensate for the master education requirement.

  • Excellent knowledge of programming languages (Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python) is a prerequisite.

  • Writing and documentation skills are a prerequisite.

  • Experience with automating workflows (ingestion, quality control and version control) of data is desirable.

  • Experience with designing user interfaces is desirable.

  • Experience with handling earth system data is desirable.

  • Knowledge of Unix and system administration will be an advantage.

  • The applicant must be able to work independently and in a structured manner.

  • The successful candidate will work in a lively and international research environment. As the position requires contact with an international research group, willingness to travel, diplomatic skills, and firm knowledge of the English language are mandatory.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment

  • Position as chief engineer (code 1087) Salary at pay grade 53-57 in the state salary scale. In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants higher salaries may be considered.

  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).

  • Good welfare benefits.

The application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant's previous work experience and motivation for applying

  • CV

  • Transcripts and diplomas

  • Relevant certificates/written references

  • The names and contact information of two references

General information

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting senior engineer Benjamin Pfeil or software architect Steve Jones.


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.


Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.


The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.




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