Research Engineer Software Development

The UAE Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment at Masdar institute ( is looking for an enthusiastic person with the skills and experience to be a part of our rapidly expanding research center. The successful candidate is expected to provide help in the Center's activities. The candidate will work closely with our GIS expert on integrating our developed renewable energy and environmental tools into an interactive platform. The successful candidate will be based at Masdar Institute- Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi (UAE).

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (, a part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, is the world's first graduate-level university dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability. The Institute's goal is to become a world-class research-driven graduate-level university, focusing on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. The Institute, which was created in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Masdar Institute is situated in Masdar City (, an emerging global clean-technology cluster that aims to be one of the world's most sustainable urban developments, powered by renewable energy and providing students and researchers with a unique opportunity to live and learn in a true "living laboratory" environment.


The candidate should have a Master Degree in Computer Science and at least 4 years of experience in some of the following areas:

  • Software development and design
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) development in C++ or Java
  • Good knowledge of web development technologies (modern JavaScript and PHP or Python)
  • Experience in database management

Distinct advantages

  • Knowledge in GIS
  • Experience in image processing

Please note that all candidates should possess good English language skills and should be capable of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

The compensation package for this position is very competitive with annual tax-exempt net salary commensurate with experience and education. Additional benefits include: one-time moving allowance, free comprehensive medical coverage and other components.

The application package should include:

  • A cover letter summarizing experience and motivation for this position
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample of relevant developed products/tools
  • A list of 2-3 potential referees

Applications should be submitted by email to Pierre Vernier ( with "AD-SOFT2017" in the subject. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start at the earliest possible date.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.

posted: 02 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.