Database Software Developer 1

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Job Announcement Text: 

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS,, Germany, invites applications for Software Developers to work for the PLATO Data Center ( The positions are available for an initial period of 3 years, with the possibility of a long-term extension that is contingent upon performance and project funding. The start date is negotiable. The PDC is responsible for developing validation and calibration software modules that will be integrated into pipelines at the Science Operation Center.

Tasks: - Develop the PDC database system, - Contribute to the production of PDC technical documentation

Your Profile: - Master of Science degree or relevant experience, - Expertise with databases, Python, C, - Experience in Java, Eclipse, Swing/Abstract Window Toolkit, - Experience with Java Native Interface or similar, - Experience with dev tools (e.g. Jenkins, JIRA, Bitbucket), Linux, filing systems, - Experience with scientific projects, - Good command of the English Language

Remuneration and social security benefits will be in accordance with the German Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD E13). Applications from disabled persons are explicitly encouraged and will be favored in the case of equally qualified applicants. The Max Planck Society strives to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. Send your CV and application letter in English (certificates and reference letters may be in German) as one PDF file to with the subject line “PDC-DB-sciprog”. Applications received by 12 April 2019 will receive full consideration.


Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 3, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 3, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Raymond Burston