Software engineer in the field of software development

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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Area of research:

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’s laser science and technology group is responsible for research, development and operations of high power femtosecond and picosecond lasers related to particle accelerators and free electron lasers (FEL). To join our fast growing, international team of scientists, engineers and technicians, we are seeking to employ a self-driven highly motivated software engineer (f/m/diverse).

The position

Develop control software for novel laser systems at DESYCoordinate data acquisition for laser parameters lnteract with laser and electronics engineers and scientistsSet up automated software testing Create documentation and maintain issue tracker


Bachelor degree in engineering, computer science or laser technology, software engineering or equivalent qualificationHands-on experience in software development using modern workflow tools (git, JIRA) Excellent knowledge of C and C++Knowledge of Linux system administration and Python Experience with structured text and PLC’s, ideally Beckhoff PLCs. Knowledge microcontrollers or FPGAs is a plus Knowledge of control engineering and electronics is a plus Proficiency in English (written and oral)

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 FSMA059/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSMA059/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/09/20

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: FSMA059/2019