Marine Institute

Temporary Scientific & Technical Officer (STO ) Software Developer

Vacancy Area: 
Scientific and Technical


Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore,  Co. Galway

Organisation Description:

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for marine research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI).  The Marine Institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220-million-acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and scientific services; and safeguard the marine environment through research and environmental monitoring.    The Institute works in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and a network of other Government Departments, semi-state agencies, national and international marine partners.


Summary of the Role:

The Software Developer will work in the Information Services and Development’s Application Development team, developing and supporting software to assist Institute programmes across operational teams including Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Science, Marine Environment and Food Safety, and Oceanography and Information Services. The Software Developer will develop, maintain and support software solutions with a focus on data processes including scientific data processing and analysis, and information delivery to a range of stakeholders.

This role will involve working closely with groups across the Institute using a highly collaborative approach for software development. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator and will promote ICT-related technology, processes and innovation to both internal and external audiences.

The role will involve close co-operation with the Information Services & Development teams, with operational teams and with cross-functional groups to ensure software development and support activities integrate well with the Institute’s operational ICT infrastructure, standards and processes, are well managed and are aligned with the operational and strategic goals of the Institute.

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

A degree in Computer Science or a relevant degree.

Experience of some of the following technologies: .Net programming, C# and ASP.Net, MVC, HTML5, JavaScript, Angular, REST web services, source code control systems, enterprise databases e.g. MS SQL Server or alternative.

Experience or knowledge of software development processes such as Agile (Scrum, Kanban, etc.).

Some experience of developing data visualisations, and / or other analytical capabilities.

A demonstrated ability to use initiative.

Excellent time management including the ability to work unsupervised.

The ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally at all levels, and with other teams and organisations.

Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.


Duration of Contract:

The contract will be issued on a specified purpose basis for a maximum duration of up to 31st October 2022. Working full time, 39 hours per week exclusive of unpaid breaks. The role is directly linked with providing redeployment cover for the post holder and the purpose and requirement for the contract is subject to the continued need for this cover. A 6-month probationary period will apply to this role.


How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to recruitment [at] marine [dot] ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference OCIS/ TEMP.STO/SD/Aug21.



Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Friday 10th September 2021. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

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Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 
Friday, 10 September, 2021