Web software developer (python) (0,8-1 FTE)

Web software developer (python) (0,8-1 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
3 Jun 14 Jul Eindhoven

Job description


Photonic chips, or PICs, will revolutionize the application of photonics in areas such as healthcare, communication, quantum and sensing. Integrated photonics has the potential to be a disruptive response to solving big societal challenges of today and tomorrow.

Company profile

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is one of Europe's top technological universities, situated at the heart of a most innovative high-tech region. The Photonic Integration (PhI) group performs leading edge research into indium phosphide semiconductor based technology for photonic integration and its applications and acts as a coordinator in JePPIX - European platform for photonic integration, a vibrant global ecosystem of designers and suppliers.

Together with University of Twente, TNO and PhotonDelta, TU/e has founded the Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC), a center of excellence that underpins the ambition to strengthen the emerging integrated photonics technologies and ecosystem around those. The PITC works tightly together with universities as well as industry and bridges the gap by performing applied research and development activities. Our work is characterized by the combination of academic excellence and industry relevance, providing a strong real-world impact.

Project description

Photonics is widely regarded as the key enabling technology of the 21st century and its application and use in many scientific and industrial fields is accelerated though Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), which combine many optical components into a miniaturized chip format. In recent years, production of PICs has reached a level of maturity requiring automated management of processes during design, fabrication and testing.

As a result of such growth, TU/e-based PIC research and development is now supported by a vast digital infrastructure. The project is an online digital dashboard, which enables data sharing, validation, and exchange. It is a multi-party workspace for researchers, foundries, designers, test facilities and PIC-based product developers which aligns the supply chain and enables a seamless execution of the chip design, fabrication, and testing. The digital platform includes two Django-based websites with postgresql as a DB backend.

Thanks to the continuous progress of PIC-related research, the digital platform constantly requires design updates and implementation of new functionality.

Job description                                     

This position is for an IT specialist who will strengthen our team in further development, deployment and support of the digital infrastructure. For the web-platform, you will be working as a part of the JePPIX team and partners to define user workflows and implement them on the web server, both front- and back-end.

  • Contribute to design of workflows and user interfaces for the digital platform.
  • Develop, test and deploy the digital platform for the InP pilot line.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • Degree in computer science (HBO Informatica or similar).
  • Proficiency with python, Django, numpy, pandas, pytest, sphinx.
  • Familiarity with IT infrastructure: git, GitLab / github, docker.
  • Familiarity with web-stack: Apache / nginx, Redis, PostgreSQL is a plus.
  • Data security expertise would be advantageous.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level).
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • Part- or full-time employment contract for 2 years with possibility for extension.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.

Additional information

About TU/e

TU/e is a leading international university that educates engineers of the future and pushes the boundaries of science and technology for a better world. An international community of over 7,000 employees and more than 13,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact Katia Panina, email e.panina@tue.nl.

For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact HR Services, email HRServices.Flux@tue.nl.

Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


If you are interested, please use the 'apply' button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application!


  • IT
  • Engineering
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • Higher professional education
  • V36.7506


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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De Rondom 70, 5612 AP, Eindhoven

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Make sure to apply no later than 14 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).