Senior software developer

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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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.

We are seeking a highly motivated senior software developer for the international HIR^3X project. The HIR^3X project is a Helmholtz International Laboratory between the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Stanford, US, DESY in Hamburg and the European XFEL in Schenefeld, aiming to address the reliability and repetition at the most advanced X-ray sources. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of simulation tools, and high-level control applications and machine learning algorithms for accelerator, detector and laser for the next generation storage ring PETRA IV and for the Free-Electron Lasers FLASH and the European XFEL.

The position

Collect and document requirements across various research groupsDevelop and deploy novel software for modern accelerator control and operationOrganize software development processes, such as testing or release managementCollaborate closely with the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory within the Helmholtz International Laboratory project


Degree in computer science, physics or engineering or equal qualificationExperience with large software projects and agile development processesPreferably experience in research environmentsExcellent programming skills in Python and C++Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and good communication skillsPassion about science and technology

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 MMA029/2020, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: MMA029/2020 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: MMA029/2020