In the framework of the German contribution to the International LOFAR Radiotelescope the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) are seeking a software developer for a joint position to support the use of archive and high performance computing facilities at FZJ. LOFAR is an innovative, low-frequency, multi-field aperture array telescope that is using new technologies and novel software approaches. LOFAR is finishing its commissioning phase and started producing unique data in the relatively unexplored spectral window below 200 MHz.
We are looking for candidates who
- have a Masters degree/PhD in software engineering or physics/astronomy
- have excellent skills in programming in the languages C++, Fortran, Python
- have experience in programming software for parallel architectures (incl. MPI)
- have experience with distributed and/or HPC applications
- have experience with Grid tooling (EGI/gLite/SRM/dCache)
- can work independently in a European-wide team of developers
- are able to bridge between scientific users, software developers and system maintenance
- have excellent communication skills and a good command of the English language
- are willing to travel on a regular basis
Employment with RUB is for a maximum of two years and FZJ will be the duty station. The remuneration is based on a public pay scale (generally TV-L/E13) and subject to age and experience.
Applications should include a CV, a statement of interests and experience and three letters of reference. RUB is an equal opportunities employer. DEADLINE IS November 4, 2012. Applications may still be accepted until the position is filled. Electronic applications are preferred.