Senior Program Associate - Geo Analytics (Programmer)

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Senior Program Associate - Geo Analytics (Programmer)

Who we are and what we do?

WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.
We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization. Currently over 150 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Program Overview for Sustainable Cities and Transport

At WRI India Ross Center we focus on 10 integrated solutions to urban challenges. Through applied research, tools, hands-on advice, and by tapping our network of global experts, we accelerate transformative urban initiatives that have the power to change Indian cities into thriving, equitable and low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet.

Working at WRI India Ross Center offers you the unique opportunity to learn and grow as you collaborate with a diverse set of change agents across Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. As India’s biggest urban focused think and do tank, we seek thoughtful, enterprise-minded and sensitive individuals who can help us support this transformation and make a positive difference to citizens’ everyday lives.

About your role:

WRI India is seeking a Programmer who will be an integral member of WRI India’s Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities - GeoAnalytics team and will work on a variety of data driven analyses across our core practice areas, leveraging data, information and technical expertise to make informed urban infrastructure choices and design The programmer would work closely with the Cities Hydrogen team to support transition to a low carbon economy through applied research, tools, hands-on advice, and by tapping our network of Indian and international experts. As part of WRI’s initiative toward Sustainable Low Carbon Hydrogen, we will be conducting research on how hydrogen as a fuel/feedstock can enable decarbonization of industrial, transport and power sectors in India.

Transitioning to low carbon feedstocks and energy for industry, transport and power requires a carefully planned strategy that envisions the merging of the various sectors. Towards this end, we invite qualified candidates to support the team in conducting core analytical expertise, customized visualization and interfaces that help in producing insights for enabling hydrogen adoption across various applications such as industry, transport, shipping & ports, and energy storage.

How your day will unfold:

  • Develop, execute, and optimize scripts for data acquisition, processing, analysis, and modelling on projects related to industrial zones, renewable energy resources, water availability, gas networks, and transport corridors inc road, rail, and shipping
  • Work closely with the project teams to assess and organize complex data assets from a variety of sources for spatial modeling, preferable experience with remote sensing and GIS data
  • Conduct data exploration and quantitative research, implement algorithms and provide customized analytical solutions and insights to meet project requirements
  • Develop and prepare interactive dashboards, interfaces and applications (mobile and web)
  • Maintain source code integrity in Github with proper coding practices and documentation

Qualifications and requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other related fields. Master’s degree with specialization in GeoInformatics is preferred.
  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience. Work experience in geospatial industry would be a plus
  • Proficiency in Python, R, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Django, PHP, SQL, Postgresql & PostGIS, Java, Kotlin, and frameworks related to web, mobile application development, and database management
  • Experience in cloud computing with AWS, Azure, and Google cloud strongly preferred
  • Big data handling (Hadoop) is a strong plus
  • Experience in Business modeling tools such as Tableau and PowerBI
  • Proficiency in GIS software including ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, Quantum GIS, MapInfo or similar is a strong plus

Salary and Benefits: 11,00,000 to 13,00,000 PA

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Location: Delhi, India

Duration: 1 year (Extendable based on performance and project requirements)

List of Documents to be attached:

  • Cover letter explaining how your academic background and skills meet the requirements of this position.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing samples
  • Reports

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India

WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.

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People-centric to the core:

We keep our people at the centre of everything we do - from a welcoming work environment to benefits and a culture that encourages staff to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing.

Some of the non-monetary benefits that our staff get:

Health benefits: We cover health insurance for you and your loved ones for up to INR 8 lakhs

Term Insurance: Our term insurance policy covers life coverage of 50 lakhs per staff member

Employee Assistance program: Promoting mental well-being and supporting staff in achieving a satisfying work-life balance

Digital healthcare service: Online doctor consultations for your primary healthcare needs

Flexible work schedule: Alternative work arrangements for all who are eligible by nature of their job

Learning culture: Workshops and trainings to empower staff, encourage new learning opportunities

Rest and Recharge weeks: We encourage staff to take time off to rest, rejuvenate, upskill, and pursue their interests.

Our leave policy: Avail personal time off at 36 per year, along with public holidays, maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.

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Equal employment @WRI India

We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.