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Job: Junior Optimization Software Engineer

Active since 03-07-2017 Job category Science, research & development
Location Delft Level -
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type -
Hours 0 Salary -
Have you recently obtained your Master's degree in Applied mathematics or a similar study? Or are you about to graduate? Are you ready to take up the challenge of flood prevention, by working on smart software solutions for issues in the water sector? Then we are looking for you.

Our Unit Inland Water Systems, Department Operational Water Management is currently seeking a:

Junior Optimization Software Engineer

The job
Your main activities are to:
• Analyze mathematical optimization problems for properties such a continuity, convexity, and scaling;
• Develop technical software for decision support in the water sector;
• Work on product development with a team of software engineers and specialists;
• Assist our application teams to develop physical models and formulate optimization goals of appropriate complexity.
Deltares develops early warning systems and decision support systems for water related issues. Deltares developed an early warning system named Delft-FEWS that captures meteorological data, makes hydrological simulations and makes predictions with regard to flooding and drought. In addition we have developed a decision support system (RTC-Tools) that helps the water manager to decide how to operate their system. RTC-Tools is used for water allocation, dispatch scheduling of pumps and weirs, as well as for hydropower operations.

Your location is Delft.

Your profile

• You have an MSc in Applied mathematics (or similar scientific education), you have affinity with natural sciences and you have experience with software development.
• You have the ambition to develop high quality software in a scientific environment.
• You have analytical problem solving skills;
• You have basic knowledge of operations research;
• You have basic knowledge of mathematical analysis;
• You have proven experience object oriented programming languages such as Python;
• Knowledge of fluid dynamics is an advantage;
• You are motivated to work on technical challenges and experience with complex software architecture is an advantage;
• You are interested in the internal workings of optimization software packages;
• You have good social and communication skills;
• You can work independently, but you are also a team player;
• You have a good command of the English language.

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure.
Throughout the world, Deltares works on smart innovations, solutions and applications for people, the environment and society in general. To achieve this, we develop knowledge, innovative products, services and software. We combine our expertise with that of others and make it available globally.

Our software is used worldwide when advising governments and organisations on the physical state of, and possible management measures for deltas, coastal regions and river areas. For example, we develop simulation software for flood control.

Deltares sets a high standard for the quality of her knowledge and advice. Enabling Delta Life is our core business.

The team
The Operational water management department is formed by approx. 30 enthusiastic professionals working on various operational water management projects. In R&D and non-standard consultancy projects we work on the continuous development of state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques, combined with a high level of client interaction.

Our offer
We offer an informal, dynamic and challenging work environment. Your personal development and that of your resume is important to us. We offer excellent training opportunities. Future growth is possible, for example in the project team as architect or project manager, but also in research / science.

Has this vacancy aroused your interest and does your profile match the job requirements? Apply directly through the application button. Upload your resume and motivation letter and we will contact you within three weeks. Without motivation letter, we won’t take your application in consideration. For more information, please contact Jorn Baayen (product manager RTC-Tools - or Nadine Slootjes (department manager Operationeel waterbeheer–

For further information about Deltares see our Website, LinkedIn Deltares, Facebook and Twitter.

All applications must be submitted via Qandidate. Applications via other channels will not be considered.

Closing date: 18-08-2017


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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Engineering
Region Zuid-Holland

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Name Sollicitatie Deltares