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Green Door Recruitment
0845 337 2773
C#, C++, Software Developer – Meteorological and Wind Turbine data (based in Bristol)
Location: , Outside US (United Kingdom)
Compensation Range:
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced) Job ID: 9761

Job Details:
C#, C++, Software Developer – Meteorological and Wind Turbine data (based in Bristol), ref 1107-30

Travel Requirement: Limited - possible travel to other offices for training or support, including international travel.

Role Purpose:
Our client is the world's largest independent technical and engineering consultancy for renewable energy. Recognised as the global authority on onshore and offshore wind power and also serving the wave, tidal and solar sectors.

We are looking for an experienced and energetic software developer with a passion for design and development to join the Energy Tools team. The Energy tools team are focused on the redesign and enhancement of existing desktop analysis tools for the analysis and visualisation of time series data. These tools are used daily by the engineers in analysing meteorological and wind turbine data.

The successful applicant will join a growing team of developers engaged in shaping the future direction of key data analysis applications with the aim of delivering a flexible set of analysis components used in a broad range of applications.

Our clients energy tools and services currently include:

A desktop analysis tool for processing high quality measured meteorological time series data which is used to assess the wind resource and meteorological conditions for large scale commercial wind farms. This application is central to the global wind farm energy assessment consultancy business, and a version is also sold externally as part of the WindFarmer software product.

Online Data Management:
A software service for clients to manage data captured from ongoing site measurement campaigns during the assessment of potential sites for wind, wave, tidal and solar energy devices. Includes server and web based components. Raw measurement data are drawn into the system and the client provided with graphical and numerical summaries of the data collected to date.

Forecasting Services:
A large scale software service delivering high-resolution short-term forecasts of wind and energy production for large scale commercial wind farms. Includes server, desktop and web components. This service handles both wind turbine data and weather forecasts from a number of sources to produce wind farm output predictions based on extensive experience of modelling wind farm production.

The short term goals for this role include taking a key role in bringing together existing tools on to a single SQL Server based data platform with common components shared between several applications.

The primary responsibilities of this role are the design, development, code-review, testing and ongoing maintenance of the required software components. The applicant will work both with the software team and energy analysts in this role.

The secondary responsibilities include support, documentation, code review and project administration activities shared with the rest of the team.

Person Specification:
To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following qualification, professional expertise and personal attributes:

Technical / Professional Expertise:
Essential Experience

2:1 Degree or above in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
Impeccable C#, C++ skills across a range of successful projects
Can write basic SQL queries for Access and\or SQL Server
Experience of refactoring an application
Essential Development Skills

C#, C++
Excellent high level software design skills
Proven track record of completing work within set deadlines
Desirable Development Skills and Experience

Sound basic mathematical background
Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 including SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
Microsoft Access
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Experience of agile development processes
Familiarity with real-time data management systems (e.g. SCADA, Finance or Control Systems)

Competency Requirements:
As a self-starter, you will have the personal attributes that enable to you work effective both independently and as part of a multi-disciplined team.
Passionate about software development and design
Strong initiative, drive for high achievement
Highly effective communicator with excellent written and verbal skills
An interest in renewable energy and environmental issues is an asset
Comfortable working in a dynamic team with agile processes
Enjoy working closely with practitioners in defining and developing high quality solutions
A highly competitive salary will be offered dependent on skills and experience. This is a new and exciting opportunity to gain experience working on industry leading software in a fast-growing business operating at the forefront of the renewable energy sector.