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Software Developer

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Grade 6, 7 or 8; depending on experience and qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th October 2018
Closes: 11th November 2018
Job Ref: HD01388

Contract Duration: 3 years (renewable)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Java developer to join the software development team in EMBL IT Services. IT Services operates and supports the IT infrastructure and services at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg and for the laboratory’s sites in Barcelona and Rome. Your core duty will be to service the increasing reliance on web based applications. Within the development team, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining existing Java applications and new solutions for projects in coordination with key departments EMBL-wide.

Your role

Your responsibilities will include to:
  • Develop web applications based on Java technology with responsibility for the whole software life cycle, from analysis to maintenance and support of the delivered solutions
  • Maintain and improve our existing Java based middleware and web application infrastructure, focusing on CI and CD
  • Provide support to EMBL users for our portfolio of web applications
  • Closely interact with the EMBL user community to analyse their requirements and to support continuous improvement
  • Manage and customize additional enterprise information system
  • Oversee software projects and service contracts involving external resources

You have

You should have a several years of professional experience in Java based web application development and preferably a degree in computer sciences or similar. Your experience includes:
  • Proficiency in technologies such as SQL and JS
  • Familiarity with tools such as Maven, GIT and Docker
  • A background in Linux system administration
  • A solid technical background in integrating information resources
  • Willingness to learn new skills as the project requires
  • Strong usability skills, an analytic approach and a service-oriented attitude
  • Well-organised, self-motivated and capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and English language skills

You might also have

  • Scripting skills in Python or Perl
  • Experience in managing Oracle databases and application servers
  • Knowledge of German as a plus

Why join us

We offer to you:
  • The opportunity to work with latest technology
  • The exposure to a fast-growing big data environment, operating over 100 petabytes of science data and high-end computing across several data centres including the administrative IT to support the laboratory
  • Certified training and continued development of your professional and personal skills
  • Technological exchange and meeting IT teams at other EMBL sites
  • A flexible and friendly, international working environment fostering creativity
  • A competitive salary exempt from national taxes
  • A comprehensive pension scheme; medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial sponsorship for relocation and installation for you and your family
  • An inclusive, equal opportunity employer with family friendly working environment, excellent child care on campus and strongly committed to achieving gender balance
  • An opportunity to be part of our 30+ in-house clubs and regular social activities
  • To be part of one of the world's highest ranked scientific research organizations and to commit to this joint effort to better understand the principles of life

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