Research Software Engineer

Research Software Engineer

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25 May 9 Jul Delft

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Do you have a passion for driving innovation, and advancing science? Do you like providing bespoke consulting services & developing software for research projects?

Job description

The Computer Science departments of Software Technology and Intelligent Systems are currently looking for multiple research software engineers who have the knowledge and skills to support researchers in developing and maintaining research software, either part-time of full-time.

As a research software engineer for Computer Science at TU Delft, you will be responsible for a variety of technical activities related to software development, data management, and cloud computing, all of which will help to improve research outcomes.

You will be responsible for developing and supporting advanced solutions to research computing challenges across diverse domains, such as artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, software engineering, deep learning, and data science/management. You will collaborate with other research support colleagues to provide assistance with high performance computing (HPC) services and you will be working alongside researchers to enhance their workflow, models, and codes. Additionally, you will have the option to specialize in one of the following areas: artificial intelligence & deep learning, data science, or high-performance computing and the Cloud.

As a member of the Research Engineering and Infrastructure team, you will be joining a group of friendly and dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the tools and skills necessary to improve the quality and delivery of research at the Delft University of Technology. This is an exciting time to join the team as we are undergoing a significant financial investment and transformation program, which will enhance our service provision to the research and teaching community. We constantly strive to find innovative and efficient ways to solve problems and support high-quality research.

Since the research software engineer team is currently being developed, we welcome candidates who can help shape a vision on how software development can optimally support research.

You can contact the vacancy holder / project lead (Asterios Katsifodimos) if you have technical questions regarding the work that needs to be done.

We are looking for both part-time (minimum two days per week) and full-time developers, so we are open to discuss flexible working hours.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • Master or PhD degree in Computer Science (or similar)
  • Up-to-date knowledge on recent developments in computer science research
  • Experience with software development and relevant technologies/applications
  • Able to further develop their own software development knowledge and skills
  • Experience with developing interactive demonstration and visualizations is a plus
  • Capable of switching focus between different projects and teams (over time)
  • Strong social and communicative skills (in English)
  • Team player / experience of working in a team

Are you interested in this position, but you don't have the Dutch nationality? Before applying, please check whether your profile meets the Dutch work permit requirements to avoid disappointment:

Conditions of employment

  • A salary based on scale 10 or 11 (€ 2.960,00 - € 5.439,00 depending on the working experience and education level of the candidate) according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • 0,2 - 1,0 FTE employment, 16-38 hours per week.
  • Contract for one year with the option to become structural.
  • 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!


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.


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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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