Cambridge Science Centre

 

Developer needed for Pi in the Sky Project

Written on 5 Jan 2015 in Blog

Changing the world: The Cambridge Science Centre opened in 2013 with the mission of teaching children about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through interactive play. We have welcomed tens of thousands of children (and adults) through our doors, as well as taking our exhibits to schools in East Anglia. We are constantly delighted with the great feedback we get and are always looking for new exciting projects to involve our audiences with Science and Technology.

The Cambridge Science Centre requires a talented developer with project management experience for immediate start. We’re looking for someone who would like the opportunity to work on a citizen science project (Pi in the Sky) to track and record meteorites and other astral objects while teaching people to code using Raspberry Pis. This is a unique project that will enable the general public as well as Astronomy researchers anywhere in the world to access and analyse data collected by participants in the project.

We want someone who, given a general goal (e.g. develop and test a web based interface which shares data and facilitates dialogue between network members), can take ownership of the task, create a good specification, and complete it. Our ideal candidate will have very good organisation skills; communicate clearly and will probably be interested in science engagement and education. The Science Centre provides a fun and challenging environment in which you can demonstrate your skills, which will enable educational programming projects using Raspberry pi.

Requirements:

▪ Strong project management skills and problem solver

▪ Good communicator

▪ Strong Python skills

▪ Experience with MySQL, SQL

▪ Website development using a widely supported language

This is 2-3 months work with scope to increase. For more information about the Pi in the Sky programme, contact Katia Smith-Litière via email katia@cambridgesciencecentre.org