Research Software Engineer

Research Software Engineer

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13 May 31 May Amsterdam

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Job description

Do you enjoy working in an interdisciplinary research setting on a real-world problem? The Complex Cyber Infrastructure research group is looking for an ambitious Research Software Engineer. Together with Prêts, our industry partner in this project, we aim to expand DYNAMOS, the data exchange microservices-based middleware developed at the UvA, with GDPR-compliance elements such that home sustainability improvement recommendations can leverage energy profiles.

What are you going to do?

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Conducting research in GDPR-compliant architectural requirements, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international venues; you will work closely with Prêts, the industry partner in this project.
  • Identifying the set of data exchange archetypes required by Prêts workflows and implementing it in DYNAMOS
  • Validating and evaluating the implementation in the environment of the industry partner.
  • Reporting on the security and efficacy of data transfer protocols, consisting of an analysis of the extent to which current PETs can remove PII from the merged data.

What do you have to offer?

Your experience and profile:
  • MSc in Software Engineering or related fields;
  • Professional command of English;
  • Industrial experience is a plus.

Our offer
We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 12 months. The preferred starting date is as soon as possible.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 3,072 to € 4,103 (scale 8). UvA additionally offers an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The UFO profile research O&O 3 is applicable. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park, we offer you multiple fringe benefits:
  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • Partly paid parental leave;
  • The possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • A pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • The possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

About us
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Science (FNWI) has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

The Complex Cyber Infrastructure (CCI) group is part of the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. CCI focuses on the complexity of human-made systems on all scales. Cyber Infrastructure is rapidly evolving from relatively simple fixed components to programmable and virtualized objects with many degrees of freedom, owned, operated and governed by different entities in multiple administrative domains interacting on the Internet.

Harnessing this complexity in a transparent, trustable way for safe and secure data processing is a major research topic that defines the focus of CCI research. The challenges are addressed by combining methods and results from research into distributed data processing, programmable networks, policy reasoning and normative control, hardware and cryptographic security, and software (language) engineering.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

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Job application
If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 31 May 2024.

Applications should include the following information (all files apart from your CV should be submitted in one single pdf file):
  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • the names and email addresses of two references who can provide letters of recommendation.

Please make sure to provide ALL requested documents mentioned above.
You can use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

Due to Dutch legislation, for non-scientific positions the UvA is obliged to recruit within the European Economic Area (EEA, including Switzerland). If you are not an EEA- or Swiss citizen, please do not apply for this vacancy.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered. Please don’t send any applications by email.

The interviews will be held in the course of May-June.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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University of Amsterdam (UvA)


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Natural sciences; Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3072—€4103 per month
  • University graduate
  • 12966


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