Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, more than 9.000 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.
We are looking for the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) as of 15th June 2022 limited up to three years for a
Software Developer (f/m/d)
The Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) is a center for data-intensive computing and the analysis of large-scale data with high national and international visibility as well as an innovative and agile IT service provider at KIT - in short, the KIT Information Technology Center.
The Scientific Data Management (SDM) department is responsible for the management, storage, processing, and archiving of large-scale data sets (> 150 PetaByte) from various scientific disciplines (e.g. particle physics or climate research) in a state-of-the-art and complex IT environment.
In the SDM department we are looking for a team reinforcement for our research data management. In all disciplines, it is increasingly important to archive data according to FAIR principles. FAIR stands for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Furthermore, we also provide classical backup and archiving. In your new position you will deal with:
Advising KIT researchers on the existing data storage systems and services (especially bwDataArchive and the LSDF) at SCC
Further development of interfaces and collaboration in the administration of data storage systems and services
You have a university degree (diploma (Uni)/Master) in the fields of computer science, engineering or comparable
Experience in software development
Strong experience in operation and administration of IT services as well as Linux knowledge
Skills and experience in at least one modern programming language and scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, PHP) also with software development tools
Self-initiative, independent working style, the ability to quickly familiarize yourself with new topics
in addition, desirable are:
Confident in spoken and written English and German
Experience in tape storage systems and research data management
The SCC offers you an exciting and varied job within an agile team as well as a wide range of training opportunities and flexible and family-friendly working time models.
We offer you an attractive and modern workplace with access to the excellent equipment of the KIT, a varied work, a wide range of training opportunities, flexible working time models and a casino/cafeteria.
We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.
online until 03.06.2022 using the vacancy number 319/2022 and the reference number 6 to Mr Dominik Meschar, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Human Resources, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany. For further information, please contact Dr. Ressmann, phone +49 721 608-28766.
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