Software-Developer for Database Design (Master of Science / Diploma) or equivalent qualification

Helmholtz-Center for Heavy Ion Research - GSI - Helmholtz Association

Darmstadt, Germany

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Starting date:


Job description:

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung operates a unique large-scale accelerator for ions. Researchers from around the world use this facility for experiments which help them make fascinating discoveries concerning the building blocks of matter and the evolution of the universe. In addition, they continually develop novel applications in medicine and technology. In the coming years the new international accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research), one of the largest research projects worldwide, will be built at GSI.

The department “Control Systems” (ACO) presently employs about 60 hardware and software developers and is responsible for the design and implementation the control system of the existing and future FAIR accelerator facilities.

We are now inviting qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

                                       Software-Developer for Database Design
                                               (Master of Science / Diploma)
                                                  or equivalent qualification
                                            Application Number: 6210-18.156

You will be working in a team of Software developers that is responsible for controls software for the accelerator complex.

Technical focus of the position:

Contribution to design, development and implementation of the future database concept for the accelerator control system (production, development and test, integration environment).Performance optimization of the control system databasesOptimization of SQL statements integrated in Java code as well as the corresponding JDBC configurations in team-work with the responsible code developers.Conceptual design and implementation of new database schemas for FAIR Controls development projects.Technical coordination of database works related to our collaboration activities with CERN.

Required professional skills:

University degree in Computer Science (BSc/MSc/Diploma) or equivalent.Several years of professional experience and strong knowledge in the design and optimization of Oracle Databases and PL/SQL.Strong and up-to-date programming skills and software-development techniques in Java.Strong writing and communication skills in German and English.Experience with software development on the Linux environment is a plus.

Required personal skills:

The position strongly requires the ability of conceptual work. The necessary close cooperation with other specialist groups and our external collaboration partners require excellent communication and team skills.Your work performance is methodic, goal- and quality-oriented.You are used to execute your tasks efficiently with an independent work-style and with a strong commitment and responsibility for your personal and your teams’ developments.

We offer an initial employment contract of 3 years. Salary is equivalent to that for public employees as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund).

GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.

Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at and

If you find this position interesting and challenging and would like to work in an exceptional, international, strongly technical environment, please send your full application documents, including the desired salary, with information of your earliest possible starting date and the reference number above to the following address by 07.11.2018 to

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

or by email to: bewerbung(at)

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-6210-18.156