Software Developer (f/m/d)

FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is an internationally leading provider of scientific information and services and a member of the Leibniz Association. Our mission is to provide science and industry with professional research and patent information and to develop innovative services in the area of scientific information infrastructure. FIZ Karlsruhe conducts research projects of its own and collaborates with renowned universities and research institutions. FIZ Karlsruhe is a non-profit GmbH and one of the largest non-academic information infrastructure institutions in Germany.

We are looking for a

software developer (f/m/d)

who is available for an immediate start at our Karlsruhe headquarters.

Job Description:

In our e-Research business segment we develop innovative information services for science and humanities (e.g., the German Digital Library (DDB), Archivportal-D), virtual research environments (e.g., TOPORAZ), and research data management systems (e.g., RADAR). We take the FAIR principles into account and, as far as possible, also the idea of Open Science/Open Data. The systems are established within collaborative projects with renowned research institutions, universities, archives and libraries and also within the framework of orders placed by commercial customers. We apply cutting-edge technologies with a special focus on open source software in order to develop and operate high-performance, secure and maintenance-friendly systems.

For the DFG-funded project “EEZU – Easy indexing and access system for small and medium-sized archives as open source software and hosted service“ we are looking for a skilled and dedicated software developer who would like to implement an innovative next-generation indexing system by means of innovative technologies together with our Information Service Engineering unit and our project partner State Archives of Baden-Württemberg.

Qualification and skills:

  • Master of Science in Computer Science or similar
  • A wide experience in web development with HTML5, CSS, Javascript and the corresponding frameworks (e.g., jQuery)
  • A very good command of agile programming languages (preferably Groovy/Grails)
  • Skills in object-oriented software development with Java/JavaEE
  • Very good knowledge of semantic technologies, in particular in the field of Linked Open Data
  • Experience in working with Linked Data platforms, Triple Stores and Graph databases, e.g., Fedora Commons, Wikibase, Virtuoso, Blazegraph and neo4j
  • A sound knowledge of internet protocols and standards, especially RDF
  • A sound knowledge of XML technologies, web services (REST) and the corresponding frameworks (e.g., Spring)
  • Experience in working with IIIF and the corresponding APIs
  • Experience in working with open source applications (Eclipse, Maven, Tomcat etc.)
  • An awareness for software quality (“clean code“) and experience in applications such as Jira, Bamboo, Sonar, Crucible, etc.
  • A methodical approach to work and the ability to work in a team
  • Experience with agile development processes, preferably SCRUM
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English

We offer you the possibility to contribute to developing trendsetting information services in an innovative scientific and technical environment. We offer varied, interesting tasks as well as performance-oriented career opportunities. Our highly flexible working time models take both your family’s and our organization’s situation and requirements into account. FIZ Karlsruhe considers itself a family-friendly organization and practices equal opportunities. Since October 2016 we have been certified by the audit berufundfamilie.

The position is paid according to the Collective Agreement for Public Employees (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst, TVöD) and offered for an initial two-year term. Our goal, however, is a long-term cooperation. We particularly welcome applications from severely challenged persons with equal suitability. Information on data protection for applicants can be found www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/en/ueber-uns/informationen-fuer-bewerberinnen-und-bewerber.

Please send your detailed application documents by e-mail address below, quoting reference no. 02/2021.

FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

Human Resources

Mr. Rainer Kurz

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

E-Mail: bewerbung(at)fiz-karlsruhe.de