The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national centre for geosphere research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres we are part of the largest scientific organization in Germany. With approximately 1,500 employees our key mission is to secure a profound understanding of the systems and processes of solid Earth, to develop strategies and options for action in addressing global change and its impacts on a regional level, to understand natural hazards and to minimize associated risks, to ensure the sustainable provision of energy and raw materials for a high-tech society and to evaluate the influence of human activity on system Earth.
For section 2.4 Seismology (department “Geophysics”), we are looking for a:
Junior Software Developer (f_m_x)
Reference Number 8412
The candidate will participate in the joint development activities of the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA), the infrastructure for seismic waveform federated under Observatories & Research Facilities for European Seismology (ORFEUS) and within European Plate Observatory Systems (EPOS).
The GEOFON data centre, part of Section 2.4, will support the Joint Development Team (JDT) of EIDA, which receives contributions from other European data centers as part of the federation. Interdisciplinary coordination as well as interaction with the EPOS infrastructure is expected. Although located at GFZ, the candidate will work under the guidance and coordination of the EIDA JDT chairs. Local GFZ coordination and supervision is expected to be merely administrative.
Participation in the development, testing, monitoring of the EIDA seismological services
Development of web services, frontends, dissemination portals and documentation
Revamping of the central interactive data access portal of the EIDA federation: project definition, planning, development, deployment, bug fixes
Provide support to users of the developed services
Presentation of technical/scientific results at international conferences and in international journals
Ensure coordination with the rest of the JDT via the used collaborative tools
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Geophysics, Physics, or related discipline, PhD desirable
Knowledge of one or more of the most popular frontend web frameworks
Experience in development of scientific software
Good skills in web design and experience with web services
Good communication skills in an international context
Previous experience in seismological data analysis is a plus
What we offer:
Ambitious and varied tasks in a dynamic and international research environment
Public service benefits
Extensive training opportunities
Professional career advice offered by our in-house Career-Centre
Flexible working hours and conditions
Support with finding a good work-life balance offered by benefit@work
Institute day-care centre on site
Working at the Albert Einstein science park on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam
Workplace within walking distance of Potsdam main train station, or just a short ride on the shuttle bus
As soon as possible
The salary grouping is determined by the conditions of the Collective Wage Agreement “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)” and the appropriate personal qualifications.
Full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is generally suitable for part-time work.