They also interpret the results of the eScience programme to produce generically usable and sustainable eScience tools suitable for a broad range of users and are employed directly by the eScience Center. They work both at the Center itself and on site with the various research groups participating in collaborative projects to ensure optimum co-ordination and exchange of expertise.
The eScience engineering team, reporting to the CTO, include a core team of about 5 whose work is predominantely based at the centre developing generic tools with potential to benefit all projects. In addition there will be about 8 project eScience engineers, based at the project locations but also working regularly at NLeSC to ensure cross-fertilization of ideas and methods.
The recruitment of the eScience engineers began in Q1 2012 and nearly all vacancies have been filled with the help of the NLeSC project leaders. An introduction to the current engineer team can be found at http://www.esciencecenter.com/about-the-center/organisation/escience-engineers