Software-Developer (m/f) for Application Development (JAVA), Computer Science (Master of Science / Diplom) or compatible qualification

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

Darmstadt, Germany

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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 (m/f) for Application Development (JAVA),
                               Computer Science (Master of Science / Diplom)
                                              or compatible qualification
                                               Posting ID: 6210-18.155

You will be working in a team of Software developers that is responsible for the controls software for the accelerator complex. You will develop control system components for the future FAIR facility ( The task comprises requirements engineering, conceptual work and design, implementation, test and maintenance.

The position is part of the applications group within the control system department. Core activities of the applications group are the development and optimization of control room applications as well as underlying frameworks for settings management, planning and monitoring of the accelerator complex.

You will build applications for our internal customers based on existing frameworks. These applications will be used for the commissioning of new accelerators as well as daily operations of existing machines. The main focus will be also to develop and enhance generic UI components in Java FX together with partners from our international collaboration with the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN (

You will be working as part of a team and contribute with your ideas to the overall concept of applications. With an independent work style you will also act as contact person for internal customers as well as colleagues.

You are passionate for software development as well as conceptual work and the design and development of applications for particle accelerators pose a challenge for you.

Required professional skills:

Strong knowledge and experience in object oriented development and design, the Java platform and Java environment.Previous experience in modern software-development techniques and application development within the Java environment.Practical experience in UI development (design patterns, techniques)Good knowledge in Java FX and Swing, or readiness to acquire the necessary skills in short timeStrong writing and communication skills in German and English.Experience with relational databases, light-weight Java containers (especially Spring) and basic experience with Linux are a plus.Experience in requirement analysis, conceptual design and software development of operational applications for control rooms of complex technical facilities are a plus.

Required personal skills:

Excellent team skills, focus on a common goal as main focus.Excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities, ability to understand business requirements of our internal customers, explain own ideas and concepts, customer-oriented thinking, positive contributions to discussions and to a common understanding.Methodic, self-dependent, goal- and quality-oriented.Independent work-style, ownership of products and with a strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

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 November, 7th, 2018 to

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

or by email to: bewerbung(at)

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-6210-18.155