The LEIBNIZ-INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED GEOPHYSICS (LIAG) invites applications for temporary employment at the earliest possible date with 100 % of the regular weekly working time limited until 31.12.2025 for the position of

IT Project Lead (m/f/d)

Job posting number G 22/22
Keyword: "WärmeGut - GeoInf1"

Your tasks:

The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) is an independent research institution in Hanover that develops and operates research information systems such as the GeotIS geothermal information system. The recently approved "WärmeGut" project is an outstanding large-scale research project at LIAG to support the heat transition with geothermal energy in Germany. One major research task is to further expand LIAG's information systems. For this we are looking for an experienced expert in IT, geoinformatics or similar subject.

  • Coordination of project specific IT development
  • Leading teamwork at the interface IT and geosciences
  • Further development of data exchange formats
  • Implementation of data services
  • Conducting system tests and monitoring
  • Development of workflows with integrated web services (OGC)
  • Measures for ensuring IT security
  • Strategic planning regarding software architecture and choice of technology
  • Cooperation in commissioning of outsourced programming tasks
  • Presentation of results through talks and publications

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Completed university studies (Master's degree or equivalent) in the field of geoinformatics, computer sciences or a comparable subject; alternatively, other university studies
  • Expert knowledge in object-oriented programming, preferable in Java
  • Experience with development tools such as NetBeans, Maven, Continuous Integration etc.
  • Knowledge of client-server architectures
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • English language skills (at least comparable to level B2 GeR)

Ideally, you also meet the following requirements:

  • German language skills (at least comparable to level B2 GeR)
  • Experience in web technologies (e.g. Ajax or jQuery)
  • Knowledge of database systems
  • Knowledge in OGC-conformal web services
  • Experience in project coordination

We offer:

LIAG enjoys an excellent reputation, both nationally and internationally. The institute is characterized by excellent infrastructural integration into the GEOZENTRUM Hannover, state-of-the-art and high-performance equipment (IT, laboratory, field), strong networking, and a friendly, professional and collegial working-environment. LIAG promotes further education and training of its staff.

The place of employment is Hannover, Germany. The salary for the position will be according to salary group EG 14 TV-L (Collective Agreement for public service of the German states, TV-L), taking into account § 40 No. 5 TV-L (consideration of professional experience).

We welcome applications from people of all nationalities, regardless of their origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity. LIAG also pursues the goal of equal professional rights for women and men. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from women. With flexible working hours, we offer you a responsible and varied job that is also suitable for part-time employees and as a re-entry after parental leave.

The LIAG endeavours to increase the proportion of severely disabled people, which is why they will be given preference, if they are equally qualified. Please submit your application electronically (PDF with max. 10 MB) with meaningful documents without photo, quoting the job advertisement number G 22/22 and the keyword "WärmeGut - GeoInf1" to until 01.02.23.

More information about our institute is available on our website For further information, please contact Dr. Agemar at

posted: 03 January 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.