Research Software Engineer with a focus on HPC and Cloud Support

Research Software Engineer with a focus on HPC and Cloud Support

Published Deadline Location
1 Feb tomorrow Maastricht
Passionate about HPC and cloud services in research? Join Maastricht University to advance Open Science in our digital infrastructure and alignment with the best software sustainability practices.

Job description

As a Research Software Engineer focusing on HPC and Cloud Support, you will work closely with academics, supporting them in navigating the landscape of High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions and Cloud providers in research projects. You will be part of the newly formed team of Research Software Engineers to further develop our local computing facility, the Data Science Research Infrastructure (DSRI), and collaborate on a roadmap for Research Infrastructure support. You will work with stakeholders to integrate these services, and provide central trainings coordinated by the Data Stewardship Services at the University Library.

You will be engaged in:
  • Collaborating with academics to understand their HPC and cloud services needs and requirements, ensuring effective use of resources.
  • Developing, maintaining, and improving guidelines for HPC and research cloud services at Maastricht University.
  • Collaborate with external Digital Competence Centers and national Research IT organizations to coordinate resources such as SURF Research Cloud to enhance our services portfolio.
  • Supporting researchers to manage their code in the local Gitlab installation, publishing FAIR metadata and make efficient use of the DSRI resources.
  • Teaching workshops on DSRI and HPC options, including code documentation, version control, software citation, publishing, and licensing.

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Requirements

We are looking for you if proactive team player who can autonomously manage tasks and responsibilities and is able to translate complex concepts from HPC and cloud services into understandable guidelines and training for a non-expert audience. You are able to connect the needs of researchers, legal requirements, and policy ambitions concerning research software management with solutions from data stewardship and ICT.

Furthermore, you have:
  • A master’s degree and experience in academic research environments, preferably in the high performance computing or cloud services administration.
  • An Open Science mindset; familiarity with initiatives such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a plus.
  • A good command of the English language and strong interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with both academic researchers and technical experts. In the long term, a good command of the Dutch language is also expected. Language training can be provided where necessary.
  • Familiarity in creating and maintaining HPC and cloud services documentation since you will directly support researchers in finding appropriate solutions for their needs.
  • A service-oriented mindset, other people will see you as a coach.

Conditions of employment

As Research Software Engineer at Universiteits Bibliotheek, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 10 according to UFO profile Data Steward, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €3226,00 and €5090,00 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 12 months with a scope of 1,0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.
    The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply.

Employer

Maastricht University

Why work at Maastricht University?

At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.

Department

University Library

"Supporting your academic goals" is what the University Library stands for.

We maintain close ties with the academic world and play a crucial role within this community, essential for students, educators, and researchers in the digital transition. We contribute to the UM’s Open Science policy, an initiative to enhance the impact of academic research—by helping to make science and scholarship accessible and transparent.

The University Library is also continuously evolving, offering our professionals many opportunities to showcase their entrepreneurship and grow alongside. We accomplish this with a highly motivated and collegial team that values everyone's well-being. Will you be part of this team?

To find out more about the services and information we provide, watch the video or visit our website.

Additional information

Curious?

Are you interested in this exciting position but still have questions? Feel free to contact Marc Dolman (Acting Department Manager of Research Support & Development) m.dolman@maastrichtuniversity.nl or Pedro Hernández Serrano (Coordinator Data Stewardship Services) p.hernandezserrano@maastrichtuniversity.nl or 06-40796943.

Specifications

  • IT
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 544

Employer

Maastricht University (UM)

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Application procedure

Applying?

Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new Research Software Engineer? Apply now, no later than February 26 for this position. The first and second round interviews preferably take place in the first half of March 2024.

The vacancy is open for internal and external candidates. In case of equal qualifications, internal candidates will be prioritized.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Applying?

Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new Research Software Engineer? Apply now, no later than February 26 for this position. The first and second round interviews preferably take place in the first half of March 2024.

The vacancy is open for internal and external candidates. In case of equal qualifications, internal candidates will be prioritized.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

Make sure to apply no later than 26 Feb 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).