Database Software Developer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 29, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 27, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Department Name: 
Solar and Stellar Interiors
Lower Saxony
Job Announcement Text: 

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS;, Goettingen, Germany, invites applications for a Database Software Developer to work for the PLATO Data Center. For more info about the PLATO mission see

The position is available for an initial period starting as soon as possible until 31st March 2022, with the possibility of an extension that is contingent upon performance and project funding.

Your 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 (JNI) or similar
  • Experience with development tools, Linux
  • Experience with scientific projects
  • Good command of the English Language

Remuneration will be in accordance with the German Collective Agreement for the Public Service (up to TVöD E13). Social security benefits are in accordance with the public service regulations. 

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please 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-20191113”. Applications will be reviewed from the 1st December 2019 until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Ray Burston