Scientist for implementation of HIFIS Backbone Services

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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IT – Computing

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Job description:


DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.

DESY, member of the German Helmholtz Research Association, is partner in the HIFIS incubator initiative, aiming to install 3 competence clusters, distributed over the different Helmholtz research centres. One of those clusters involves the creation of a platform, federating first class cloud services from the various centres and making them available in a consistent and unified way. DESY is responsible for the technical implementation of this platform.

The position

You will design and implement Backbone Services supporting Helmholtz Center operations within the HIFIS platform collaborationYou will support the integration of those services into the HIFIS marketplace infrastructureYou will design mechanisms to collect accounting and monitoring information for distributed services as well as mechanisms to seamlessly transfer data between HGF Centers


You earned a University degree in computer science, physics or equivalentYou have experience in designing and implementing distributed servicesYou have a basic understanding of web based authentication mechanisms and data transfer and data management mechanismsYou are able to communicate complex technical informationYou have a good spoken and written command of the English language

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-time-work. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.

Please send your application quoting the reference code FHMA010/2020, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHMA010/2020 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2020/04/12

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Quote Reference: FHMA010/2020