Vacancy: Software Engineer Bauhaus of the Seas

We are looking for a driven, motivated and outstanding software engineer who can build a complex platform to visualise open access GIS data and soft data and that can be further expanded during the duration of the Bauhaus of the Seas project.

Job description
The History of Architecture and Urban Planning Group in the Department of Architecture and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus PortCityFutures research center in collaboration with the Industrial Design Faculty, are seeking to expand their teams with a software engineer interested in data collection, management and web platform development. The researcher will be part of WP 5 of the Bauhaus of the Seas Lighthouse grant and will be based in the Netherlands and collaborate with a European research consortium.

The Bauhaus of the Seas initiative aims to develop solutions for climate neutrality with a particular focus on coastal cities as an interface to healthy seas, ocean and water bodies. The software engineer will develop a website based on a geospatial platform that allows for collaboration, comparison and assessment of data to provide access to both fixed and fluctuating GIS based data as well as for soft mapping of the project’s interventions, narratives and achievements. The platform will provide new tools for understanding maritime flows and shared waters and their relation and impact on land and port city territories as well as people. The software engineer will take the lead in visualizing different data layers, both open access and generated in the project.

We are searching for a software developer, who can develop a platform that connects four different types of layers: 1. an open access map of Europe as foundation, 2. An open access GIS layer developed for the Port City Atlas based on European data, with elements that can be selected through a bar, 3. A layer at the neighborhood level with a bar to click on different features to be drawn from diverse types of local data, i.e. environmental (wind, pollution, etc. Copernicus), social data (birthrates, education, income etcetera). 4. A layer that collects soft mapping data of narratives, images, films of the living labs in the pilot cities. These are clickable points on the web page that can open to show what each of the partners is doing to connect sea to land, port to city. The scale of the narratives/images/films will be at the building/neighborhood level, so we need to be able to zoom in. The project will start with the five main case studies, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Malmö, Lisbon, Venice. The pilot for this web platform needs to be built between January-June 2023. Once the pilot is realized it needs to be discussed with the partners and refined. From Summer 2023, the partners will start to deliver their own data, which then needs to be incorporated and the platform needs to be refined. Over time, others can join the platform and provide their own data.

Key questions are: How can we cross European and local data at the edge of sea and land to provide a meaningful platform for comparison? How can we enrich this data with local knowledge and outcomes of the project through soft mapping? How can we use the platform as a tool to communicate with diverse local actors?

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