Software Engineer/Integrator - DANS-KNAW - The Hague

Software Engineer/Integrator - DANS-KNAW - The Hague

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5 Jun 30 Jul Den Haag

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Job description

A four-year position is available for an enthusiastic Software Engineer/Integrator. 

What is the project you will be working on?
You will be part of a project from ODISSEI – the Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations. Together with the project partners, you will work towards providing a shared social science research infrastructure and accelerate the development of computational social science in the Netherlands. Specifically, the task you will focus on pertains to deploying a portal that provides uniform access to social science (meta)data from various large scale studies and several institutions, including CBS, CentERdata and DANS.

What will you be doing?
You will work as a software engineer/integrator, with a focus on:

  • Aggregating, modelling, and mapping social science (meta)data from various repositories.
  • Making the aggregated (meta)data accessible via a repository operated by DANS. The repository is based on the Dataverse technology that was originated by Harvard University but is meanwhile used internationally.
  • Contributing to the development of extensions to the open source Dataverse codebase to meet community requirements.
  • You will interact with other developers and partners working on the ODISSEI project, in particular from the VU and SURF, to ensure that shared project goals are met and that building blocks developed by different institutions interoperate appropriately.


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


What should you bring to the table?

  • An academic degree in computer science, information science, or comparable.
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system, several programming languages (Java and XSLT required), productivity tools for software development (e.g. Github, JIRA).
  • An interest in leveraging REST, web standards, and community best practices to achieve interoperability across information systems.
  • Familiarity with handling structured metadata (e.g. XML, JSON, YAML). Experience with social science metadata is a bonus.
  • A mastery of Dutch and English.
  • Good analytical and communication skills.
  • Experience in team-based project work.

Conditions of employment

What will you be earning?
Depending on your age and experience, your gross monthly salary will range between € 2.709,-- and € 4.274,- (scale 10 of the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities), based on 38 working hours per week, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end bonus.

The position involves a temporary, four-year contract for the duration of the project.



DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services)

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW) is a joint institute of the Academy and funding organisation NWO. It encourages researchers to make their digital research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. It provides expert advice and certified services. By participating in Dutch and international projects, networks and research, DANS contributes to the ongoing innovation of the global scientific data infrastructure.


  • IT
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €2709—€4274 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2020-071


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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