Software Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE)
Department Name: 
HR department
Street Line 1: 
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
City: 
Dwingeloo
State/Province: 
Drenthe
Zip/Postal: 
7991 PD
Country: 
Netherlands
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is seeking candidates for a fixed-term appointment as

SOFTWARE ENGINEER (f/m)

to be located at JIVE, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands.

The European VLBI Network (EVN) is an interferometric array of radio telescopes spread throughout Europe, extending into Asia, Africa, and Puerto Rico, and often observes in conjunction with the e-MERLIN interferometer in the UK and the VLBA in the US. The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium whose primary mission is to operate the EVN VLBI correlator and provide front-line support to EVN users and member telescopes. JIVE is actively developing new correlator capabilities to promote scientific exploitation of real-time e-VLBI, topics within space science, and use of larger global VLBI arrays observing with the East Asian and African VLBI Networks. JIVE is hosted in Dwingeloo by ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Dutch universities are within easy reach of Dwingeloo, and interaction with other radio-astronomy institutes throughout Europe provides for a vibrant research atmosphere.

JIVE is a partner in the ESCAPE project (European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures), www.escape2020.eu/escape.html, which will kick off on February 1, 2019. For Work Package 4 of ESCAPE we are inviting applications for the position of Software Engineer, becoming available between the start of the project, February 1, 2019 and August 1, 2019.

Job description:

The work will deal extensively with the EVN archive located at JIVE and the Virtual Observatory (VO), a portal providing access to astronomical archives and databases around the world. Among others, the tasks of the engineer will include:

  • investigating the handling of radio astronomical data in the VO;
  • the definition of a VO interface to the EVN archive;
  • the design of a supporting database schema;
  • the implementation of web services and a database.

Job requirements:

The skills of our candidate should include good knowledge of and proficiency in web services, databases, Java and Python, and familiarity with Linux. A background in radio astronomy, or experience in any of the physical sciences would be considered an advantage. The candidate will need to have or acquire a basic understanding of radio interferometry.

We offer:

The appointment is offered for one year in the first instance with extension up to a total of three years pending good performance. The appointee will be in the formal employ of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific
Research (NWO). The position carries a competitive salary plus an excellent package of secondary benefits, including relocation expenses.

Information:

For more information regarding JIVE and the EVN, refer to www.jive.eu and www.evlbi.org. Further information about this vacancy, please contact Erika Timmerman, HR Officer (+31 (0)521-595-100; personnel@jive.eu). For additional enquiries please contact Dr. A. Szomoru (szomoru@jive.eu), Head of Technical Operations and R&D at JIVE.

Reactions:

Applications should contain a motivation letter and a CV. Please forward application materials to personnel@jive.eu, mentioning reference number JIVE2019/01. The deadline for submission is 1 March 2019. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Included Benefits: 

The position carries a competitive salary plus an excellent package of secondary benefits, including relocation expenses.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Erika Timmerman
Title: 
HR officer
Institution/Company: 
Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE)
Department Name: 
HR department
Street Line 1: 
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
City: 
Dwingeloo
State/Province: 
Drenthe
Zip/Postal Code: 
7991 PD
Country: 
Netherlands
Phone: 
+31521595100
Email: 
personnel@jive.eu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
JIVE2019/01
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Arpad Szomoru
Email: 
szomoru@jive.eu