Software-Developer (m/f) for Application Development (JAVA), Computer Science (B.Sc. / M.Sc. / Diploma), or compatible qualification, in part time (20-24 hours/week)

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

Darmstadt, Germany

Starting date:


Job description:

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensuring each day to conduct world-class science.

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 (B.Sc. / M.Sc. / Diploma)
                                                              or compatible qualification
                                                         in part time (20-24 hours/week)
                                                              Reference ID: 6210-18.170

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.

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 time Good 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.

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 with a strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

We offer a versatile and interesting workplace, in a dynamic and well-equipped research environment. As a parental leave substitute, the position is initially limited to 2 years.

The salary is equivalent to that for public employees as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund).

FAIR 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 December, 14th, 2018 to

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

or by email to: bewerbung(at)

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-6210-18.170