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Technical Lead for Wind Resource Assessment Applications

The Department of Wind Energy at DTU is internationally recognized for its Wind Resource Assessment software and methodologies. We are expanding how users can interact with our models and data, and we are looking for a Technical Lead to bring about the development of new tools within our wind resource assessment brand WAsP. In close collaboration with scientific and technical colleagues, you will have a direct impact on bringing tools to a global audience and promoting a renewable energy future.

DTU Wind Energy is a mission-driven university department, and our vision is to be the preferred university partner for the global wind energy sector. The department creates value for society by integrating research with education, innovation and research-based consultancy within key fields central to the development and use of wind energy.

You will be based in the Resource Assessment Modelling section (RAM). The section conducts research and works with applications related to the assessment of wind resources for power generation and wind loads on wind turbines and various other structures.

The job

Your main focus will be the development of the section’s software, which includes scientific models, analysis software, scripts, servers, and a GUI interface. You should have experience with a variety of relevant programming languages, in addition to feeling comfortable providing guidance on best software practices and helping scientists get the most out of their models. You will be expected to spend most of your time coding, while also supporting the other developers.

You will also be expected to collaborate with other groups on cross-disciplinary projects within the Department of Wind Energy.

Our expectations of you

We expect that you:

  • have experience leading a development team
  • are comfortable coding in Fortran, Python, web (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • are familiar with Linux administration, including MapServer or GeoServer, PostGIS, Web servers, and SQL servers
  • have experience developing XML schemas
  • are comfortable working with scientific programmers who are not familiar with current best practices
  • have experience with Gitlab for issue tracking and workflows
  • have knowledge of scientific computing systems
  • are an auto-didact and can teach yourself relevant characteristics of models, interface, and target-users, adapting as these change - both independently and interacting with RAM 

In addition, it is important that you:

  • work independently and efficiently to deliver results on time
  • enjoy working as part of an international team in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • take the initiative, are good at prioritising and can work under set deadlines
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

What we offer in return

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We emphasize a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organisation. We offer great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and terms of employment

Salary and appointment terms will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) or the LC/CO10-collective agreement and the organisational agreement for IT employees (PROSA) in the service of the state or other relevant collective agreement.

Your place of work will be at DTU Wind Energy, Risø Campus near Roskilde.

Application and contact

Please submit your online application no later than Sunday, 19 August 2018 (local time). You can apply for the position via "Apply here". Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Head of Section Jake Badger at +45 4677 5094 or by e-mail:

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, and our staff consists of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organised through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organisations, as well as the wind industry.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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Location Roskilde

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