Software Developer (Open Science)

Software Developer (Open Science)

Published Deadline Location
1 Mar 27 Mar Delft

You cannot apply for this job anymore (deadline was 27 Mar 2023).

Browse the current job offers or choose an item in the top navigation above.

Use your technical expertise to support world-class education and research. As Technical Developer at TU Delft Library you will make our cutting-edge digital tools for research and education, in line.

Job description

Students, researchers and university teachers expect TU Delft Library’s scholarly communication and repository services to be of the highest quality. Which is why we are migrating our entire repository infrastructure to a new open access system. Embracing recommendations such as those from the COAR Next Generation Repositories report we will enhance usability, technical capabilities and interactive user engagement of our repository. Leading the code-based development work, you will play a key role in migrating and embedding this new repository.

Putting your keen interest in open science and repositories to good use, you research emerging trends, define architectures and develop new functionality and API integrations. Your eagerness to learn helps you take advantage of the latest developments, securing innovative solutions to benefit the library, the university and the scholarly community as a whole. 

Working with the senior technical developer, a project manager, the UX officer and the research infrastructures coordinator, you’ll integrate new functionality based on requirements gathered from users and library staff. You will also maintain and improve the technical aspects of the repository, ensuring that applications and servers are up-to-date and secure.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  •  You have experience of the entire Software Development Life Cycle.
  • You have experience of working in teams of developers. And your communication skills, enthusiasm and creativity help you motivate your team members to achieve the best possible results. Even if that means challenging our current methods.
  • You thrive on writing great code and have intimate knowledge of Python, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, Linux/Unix, NgInx, Apache, GIT, Docker and XML.
  • Being able to understand and manage dataflow without using any libraries or/and frameworks is important.
  • Intimate knowledge of database systems and servers, data models and data base design of relational, RDF and file-based databases/datasets. Knowledge of SPARQL is plus. Metadata formats as well, such as MODS, of course.
  • Nice to have: Knowledge of the IIIF standard for delivering digital images
  • You have a good command of English and if you’re not yet proficient in Dutch, you are willing to learn the language (reaching at least listening skills A2).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 jaar.

  • Duration of contract is 2 years.
  • A job of 32-40 hours per week.
  • A salary based on scale 11 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of €3.974,- and a maximum of €5.439,- gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), 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.


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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

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. 


  • IT
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Secondary vocational higher level +
  • TUD03573


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Learn more about this employer


Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

View on Google Maps

Interesting for you