Software developer

Software developer

Published Deadline Location
14 Sep 27 Sep De Bilt

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Job description

The R&D Department of Seismology and Acoustics, part of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), has a vacancy for a software developer in the context of the Horizon 2020 project EOSC-hub.

The EOSC-hub mission is to contribute to the European Open Science Cloud implementation by enabling seamless and open access to a system of research data and services provided across nations and multiple disciplines. In this project KNMI is responsible for the setup of the EPOS-ORFEUS Competence Center (CC). The CC will deliver a software platform that will:

  • facilitate access and exploitation of computational resources;
  • support harmonisation and foster best practices for data management;
  • enable generation of user-driven seismological products.

EOSC-hub offers strategic opportunities to strengthen the collaboration with national and international e-Infrastructure providers leveraging seismo-acoustic data, compute and storage resources and the requirements of the solid-Earth science community.




  • You have an academic degree in computer science or similar (knowledge of seismology is a plus).
  • You have strong programming skills in one or more languages: Python, JavaScript, Java.
  • You have knowledge of DBMS (e.g. MySQL, Postgres, NoSQL).
  • You preferably have knowledge of web technologies, open source frameworks and containers (e.g. Docker).
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You are analytical, a team player, flexible, proactive, communicative and are willing to work in a dynamic international environment.

Conditions of employment

  • Salary scale: 10
  • Monthly salary: Min €2.631 – Max. €4.229 (gross)
  • Contract: 1 year
  • Min. hours per week: 36
  • Max. hours per week: 36

In addition to the salary and holiday pay, you can expect to receive an end-of-year payment, the so-called ‘13th month’. The national government strongly adheres to personal growth and career development and offers several opportunities to facilitate this. The terms of employment include, amongst other things, a maximum of 55% paid parental leave (conditions apply), facilities to study, an additional leave plan for older employees and reimbursement of commuting costs. Moreover, the national government also offers a range of options to shape your total employment package based on individual choice.


Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create and maintain an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the independent Dutch authority on weather, climate and seismology and contributes to reducing the impact of related calamities to society. For this purpose, KNMI develops high-quality solutions combined with state-of-the-art observations. Besides creating scientific output, products and services are developed with the aim of informing society in an efficient and transparent way.


R&D Department of Seismology and Acoustics (R&DSA)

The R&D Department of Seismology and Acoustics (R&DSA) operates an extensive observational network, designed for monitoring (induced) seismicity and sources of infrasound. R&DSA hosts the Dutch seismic and acoustics data centre and the European data centre for seismology: ORFEUS Data Centre (ODC).


  • Research, Development, Innovation; IT
  • Natural Sciences; Engineering
  • max. 36 hours per week, temporary
  • University Graduate
  • AT KNMI 2018-16



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