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Vacancy Research Software Engineer

What will you be doing? As a member of the team of research software engineers (RSE) you are an expert in software development. You will spend most of your …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 2709 - € 4274 per maand


What will you be doing?
As a member of the team of research software engineers (RSE) you are an expert in software development. You will spend most of your time on developing research software in collaboration with research groups within the university's faculties, structuring and developing code for these projects. These specific periods of work are likely to last between three and nine months per project, with the possibility of working for more than one project at the same time.

You will also join the RSE-team’s effort in providing relevant training for PhD’s and researchers, actively engage in the TU Delft RSE-community, that is to be set up, by sharing the latest developments in the field of RSE, and help set up, maintain and disseminate relevant policies and guidelines.


What we are looking for
As an expert in Research Software Engineering you have:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in an academic discipline relevant to those studied at TU Delft
  • Relevant experience in software development in a research environment
  • A good understanding of the role of software in contemporary research
  • Experience with modern scientific programming languages, such as Python, R, C
  • Relevant skills for developing and documenting modular, flexible and robust software solutions
  • Experience in Open Source development workflows serves as a recommendation for this position

The following competences are required for functioning as a Research Software Engineer in our environment:

  • You have excellent collaboration skills in an academic setting and are able to work independently
  • You have a structured, curious and innovative attitude
  • You are able to define your own work tasks taking into account the balance between quality and efficiency (understand what is ‘good enough’)
  • You have a proactive disposition and are willing to challenge our current working methods


This is wat we can offer you
Since the set-up of the RSE team is in a pilot phase, this position has a fixed-term contract of 2 years. The salary is in the range indicated above (according to the VSNU salary scale) and will depend on your current working experience. In addition, TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Additional information

How to apply
For additional in-depth information about this position, please contact Mark Schenk, e-mail: M.M.A.Schenk@tudelft.nl .

To apply, please send your application by email to PO.UD@tudelft.nl, please mention vacancy number ICT-FM/2020-09.

Your application should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a  list of publicly available software contributions (ie github / open source projects) and the names of two references. 

Although the position will remain open until filled, applicants are encouraged to apply before June 01, 2020.


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