About SAEON

Website

Address

56 Florence Street, Colbyn, Pretoria

Company Size

51-200
Summary

About SAEON

South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a long-term environmental observation and research facility of the National Research Foundation (NRF). SAEON’s three focus areas are environmental observation, data management and education outreach. The Department of Science and Innovation provides core funding for these activities.

SAEON has a distributed network of seven nodes, two research infrastructures and a national office. The research network covers the major terrestrial and marine ecosystems in South Africa and supports well over 100 researchers and students a year.

uLwazi Node

uLwazi (meaning ‘knowledge’) is one of the seven nodes of SAEON. The Node was established in 2018 to support data management and the development of information platforms and decision-support tools for government departments.

Our open access data systems focus on long-term environmental observation data and operate on the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data principles.

By integrating and publishing data and associated products in an understandable and accessible manner we hope to facilitate the decision-making process and allow for a defensible response to a range of social, economic and environmental drivers in South Africa.

Our Hiring Process

Depending on the role, candidates may be asked to complete a take-home technical assignment as an initial screening step.

A virtual interview is conducted during which we'll ask a range of both general and technical questions to gauge your level of experience and knowledge.

If both parties agree on an offer, HR undertakes background checks. Work commences as soon as your availability allows.

Perks
Flexible hours
No dress code
Opportunity to study further
Possibility to travel
Medical aid (co-contribution)
Pension (co-contribution)
Press
Tech Stack

Application and Data

PostgreSQL
Javascript
Node.js
Python
React
Redis
jQuery
HTML5
Bootstrap
nginx
MATLAB
R
React Native
Jupyter
GraphQL

DevOps

GitHub
Git
Docker
Bash
Cloudflare

Utilities

Elasticsearch
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google Apps
Slack
Marine Scientists
Bio Energy Atlas (BEA) Launch
SAEON Egagasini engaged in discussions with the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) on the structure of data storage and dissemination of ACEP data (Pictures © ACEP)
South African Carbon Atlas
Grant van der Heever prepares to deploy SAEON’s deep-sea camera system, the SkiMonkey III
uLwazi node staff