Scientific Python Developer

Job Reference: RML21-03
Job Location: Skipton
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time (Part Time will be considered for the right candidate)
Close Date: 21/02/2021

Are you a scientific and numerically literate Python developer?

Would you enjoy working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to develop innovative software to meet the challenges of the future? If so, we want to hear from you!

About us:

JBA Risk Management are better known amongst our clients as The Flood People. We help the insurance, reinsurance and property industries understand flood risk. Our flood maps, catastrophe models and data are used by some of the world's leading organisations. We are experts in translating complex, scientific data into useful information, using sophisticated hydraulic approaches and models to provide cutting-edge flood risk intelligence.

The role:

As a numerically and scientifically literate Python developer, you will work with the team to develop software used for the creation of our leading flood risk data. You will play an important role in enabling us to deliver the highest possible quality data and models to our clients. We have an ambitious multi-year plan to revolutionise the technologies we use; your role will focus on software development to produce sets of extreme flooding events.

About you:

  • We are interested in candidates with different levels of Python experience.
  • You should have an enthusiastic, enquiring mind with an aptitude to embrace complex challenges.
  • You will be interested in what we do although your background may be in a different area.

Essential skills:

  • You have Python programming experience although not necessarily in a commercial setting.
  • You are motivated to interact with other scientists and engage in a wide range of software development activities including designing, writing, testing and documenting code.
  • You take pride in your work and are driven to create high quality software and workflows.
  • You enjoy collaborating, being part of a team and developing others.

Desirable skills:

You may also have experience applying Python to scientific, computationally intensive problems involving large datasets.


The role will be based in our Broughton Hall office near Skipton, BD23 3FD (North Yorkshire). The office is located on the Broughton Hall estate and is surrounded by 3,000 acres of parkland, farmland, woodland and moors. This unique work setting sits on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Career Development and Benefits:

We value our staff and believe in providing a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and the best benefits package we can. Our comprehensive benefits package includes pension, life insurance, medical assistance, subsidised income protection, occupational maternity, paternity and adoptive leave scheme, buy/sell annual leave scheme and professional memberships.

As an employee-owned organisation, we have no external shareholders to pay, meaning all our staff benefit directly from our profits through our annual Employee Owned Benefit scheme.

We're focused on helping our staff develop their skills and offer a generous training budget to every member of staff. Our highly regarded professional development programme provides the opportunity to enhance and update technical and management skills throughout your career. We encourage and support the attainment of professional qualifications including chartered membership of professional associations.

Further information and application particulars:

To apply for the post, applications should be made using the JBA Risk Management Application pro-forma and emailed to our careers team. Only applications made using the standard form will be accepted; CVs and other supporting information are welcome.

If your application is longlisted, you will be emailed a technical test. There will be a 1-week submission deadline.

Part time contracts will be considered for the right candidate.

For further information or an informal discussion about this position please contact Catharine Brown

No unsolicited CVs from Agencies.

published: 25 January 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.