Opportunity: System developer to monitor Swedish wildlife

The Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is looking for a system developer to help create a portal for collecting and analysing camera-trap images of Swedish wildlife. The successful candidate will develop the camera-trapping portal for the citizen-science platform 'Viltbild' in partnership with hunters and other stakeholders across Sweden for wildlife management.  

For further information, contact Tim Hofmeester at [email protected]

Date published: 2021/10/25

System developer for camera trapping portal

The position is for two years and based in Umeå in eastern Sweden. 

Deadline: 15 November 2021

Starting date: 1 January 2022


Given that the intended funding is granted, the successful candidate will develop the camera-trapping portal for the ‘Viltbild’ project under the guidance of project leader, Tim Hofmeester, and with project participants Joris Cromsigt and Fredrik Widemo. Viltbild is a collaborative project between SLU and the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management (SAHWM) aimed at collecting, processing and analysing data from camera traps that are run by hunters across Sweden. The vision is that Viltbild becomes an important future, citizen-science, platform that contributes to wildlife management in Sweden. You will design a front end to an existing web-based database structure as well as develop several new features such as an html upload function for images as well as the implementation of several analytical functions. The successful candidate will work closely together with other project members as well as test users.

Required qualifications:

  • Applicants should hold a minimum of an MSc in computer science, interactive design or similar.

  • Highly motivated and team-oriented with documented experience as a front-end developer and good knowledge of JavaScript and Angular technology (https://angular.io/).

  • Affinity with wildlife ecology and/or management, including hunting and the use of camera traps, counts as a merit.
  • The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of Bootstrap CSS framework (https://getbootstrap.com/) and the Model-View-Controller (MVC) patterns. Being able to show a basic understanding of the Django web-framework (https://www.djangoproject.com/) will count as a strong merit.
  • Desirable to have a portfolio of previous projects, preferably including the development of front-ends for complex, database-driven web applications.
  • An understanding of the Swedish language, or strong willingness to learn basic Swedish within the first 6 months, will be a strong merit.

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