Developer of Open Science Data Infrastructures

Developer of Open Science Data Infrastructures

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15 Mar 10 Apr Delft

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Are you passionate about open source and would you like to help us develop infrastructure to help researchers share their research results? If so, join us!

Job description

As Developer of Open Science Data Infrastructures at 4TU.ResearchData and at TU Delft Research Data Services, your main task will be to develop infrastructure for scholarly communication to support researchers in effective sharing of their research outputs, primarily research data.

We are working towards an open source future. Our ambition is to facilitate researchers all over the world to store their research data securely. Making sure that researchers find existing data is one of our challenges. You will be working on improving existing software and developing new features along the way. You will be asked to share and collaborate on your code in an open source manner to help you develop your skills further while contributing to the open source community.

You will work closely with other colleagues from 4TU.ResearchData to maintain, scope, develop and implement new functionalities to best support emerging needs of the research community. In particular, you will be tasked with integrating researchers’ workflows and tools with 4TU.ResearchData to simplify the process of uploading data and metadata to our data repository. You will create interactive dashboards with statistics related to the use of 4TU.ResearchData, its services and websites, as well other data applications at TU Delft. Your work will contribute to the broader work of TU Delft Library and help shape the development of infrastructures for scholarly communication.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • Experience in specifying, designing, documenting, developing and testing. software applications, and particularly web applications and APIs.
  • Experience in Python, Linux/Unix, HTML, Nginx, CSS, SQL, GIT and knowledge of Javascript, Docker and XML.
  • Experience maintaining, updating, monitoring, troubleshooting, and repairing applications and Linux servers would be a plus.
  • Experience working with various data and metadata formats.
  • Awareness of the importance of open source software and FAIR data.
  • Experience working with community-driven open source projects desirable.
  • Good communication and team-working skills.
  • Creativity, willingness to learn and to challenge our current working methods.
  • Higher education (ideally in information technology), or equivalent experience.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with possibility of extension.

  • Contract duration: 1 year (with the possibility of extension).
  • Working hours: 32-40 hours per week. 
  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.
  • Given the current travel restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, prospective employees would be allowed to start their work from the current place of residence, but would be expected to relocate within a year.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


University Corporate Office - TU Delft Library

TU Delft Library is the largest technical-scientific library in the Netherlands, a physical and virtual meeting place. The Library helps to find valuable knowledge needed for education and research, and to publish and store the knowledge generated at TU Delft. We believe it is important that knowledge is easily accessible and freely available to everyone. In this way, knowledge can flow freely and TU Delft's knowledge can become valuable to others. The Library is also a place where everyone can study in peace and quiet. This fits in with our inclusive organisation. The Library has chosen three strategic themes to guide its daily activities. 1) Open Science. We make an important contribution to TU Delft's broad strategic programme "Open Science - Research and Education in the Open Era". 2) Visibility and impact. With our expertise and tools in the field of research data management, research intelligence and publishing, we increase the findability, visibility and impact of TU Delft knowledge. 3) Inspiring learning and working environment. Through stimulating programming, we show how freely available and reliable knowledge makes life richer. This makes the Library a place where you can find new ideas and insights.

Research Data Services
The Library's Research Data Services are playing a leading role in promoting high-quality Research Data Management. The team offers comprehensive training for data and code management, policy advice, data management planning, and an online portal with information and guidance. TU Delft's Data Stewardship programme is coordinated by the Library and helps reach out to a wide range of researchers at the university in order to promote good data management practices over a wide range of disciplines. Key to this embedding is effective engagement with researchers across the campus, achieved through the community of Data Champions.

TU Delft is also home to the 4TU.ResearchData. The 4TU.ResearchData is a data archive for research data in science, engineering and design, and it is run by a consortium of three partners: TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and Twente University. The archive stores research data for long-term access, according to the guidelines of the international Data Seal of Approval. Since its inception in 2010, it has collected over 9,200 datasets. All datasets are currently freely available for anyone to download and re-use; any scientist may also upload data. Around 80% of the uploads are from scientists working in the Netherlands.


  • IT
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • TUD00925


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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