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The TU Delft Digital Competence Centre (DCC) is looking for a Research Software Engineer to join their team. We especially welcome applications from early career researchers (recently graduated MSc, PhD candidates or Postdocs) with a passion for and experience in developing research software.
In this role, you will support the development of research software in collaboration with research groups across TU Delft. Projects are varied and can include topics such as developing reproducible analysis workflows, designing Graphical User Interfaces, optimizing software performance, or setting up computing infrastructure. These specific periods of work last between three and twelve months per project, with the possibility of working on more than one project at the same time.
By joining our team as a Research Software Engineer, you will embark on a new career path dedicated to driving digital innovation within academia. This position offers a unique opportunity to develop skills in research software engineering while contributing to cutting-edge research projects across various research domains.
The function is part of the TU Delft open science community and you will be sharing the latest developments in the field of open-source research software, and help set up, maintain and disseminate relevant policies and guidelines.
What you will be doing:
As an RSE, you will simultaneously be part of two teams:
ICT Innovation department – official affiliation
Within the IT Innovation department, we support researchers, teachers and students in understanding and applying IT in the best possible way. We work closely with the Shared Service Center ICT to convert promising technologies into campus-wide services. We also work closely with the Data Stewards, the Library and the Faculty IT Managers to identify new opportunities for supporting our researchers through IT. Members of the ICT Innovation department contribute to all four pillars of research software engineering: Software Development, Community, Training and Policy.
Digital Competence Centre – daily team
The Digital Competence Centre (DCC) is a multidisciplinary team consisting of research software engineers and data managers. The DCC Support Team assists and empowers researchers to develop skills in applying the FAIR principles to their research activities and software development practices. The support team complements other colleagues supporting good data and software management at TU Delft, including the Faculty ICT Managers and Data Stewards. The DCC is an initiative of the TU Delft Open Science Program, which is committed to making open research and education a daily practice. The DCC support team works closely with research teams at TU Delft for a short period of up to twelve months at a time. This type of support is aimed at research projects which see the creation of scientific data or development of scientific software as one of their primary outcomes.
To thrive in this Research Software Engineer position, we are seeking individuals who possess a strong foundation in research and have experience in research software development. The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
The following competences are required for functioning as a Research Software Engineer in our environment:
Fixed-term contract: 1 jaar.
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!
Information and Communication Technology comprise a number of departments. Project Management Services focuses on projects with a large ICT component. Information Management translates the information needs of the various work, education, research and valorisation processes into a balanced information supply. Security & Privacy deals with information security and the correct implementation and execution of GDPR legislation at TU Delft. And Architecture establishes and monitors the coherent structure of the information provision.
The ICT Shared Service Centre handles services related to the continuity and optimisation of the existing information provision, while R&D/Innovation is concerned with the development of new technologies for the purpose of creating promising tools for education and research.
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