Software Developer (Scientific & Technical Officer Grade)

Vacancy Area

Scientific and Technical

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.

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

Essential / Important:

  • A degree or equivalent in computer science, software engineering, or related discipline.
  • 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:

This is an employment Contract of Indefinite Duration will issue for this role at the discretion of the Marine Institute subject to satisfactory performance at the required level and completion of the required probation period. The successful candidate will be on probation for the first six / 6 months.


How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference OCIS/STO/Software/Sep22.


Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Tuesday 4th of October 2022. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.



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Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

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