The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is a competence center of the Max Planck Society. It is engaged in the development and optimization of algorithms and applications for high performance computing as well as in the design and implementation of solutions for data-intensive projects in close collaboration with scientists of the Max Planck Institutes. The MPCDF operates Max Planck supercomputers, computer systems, and data repositories for various Max Planck Institutes and maintains an up-to-date infrastructure for data management including long-term archival as one of the largest such academic sites within Europe.
The MPCDF is partner in the DFG-funded Project Base4NFDI, which aims at identifying, developing, and establishing crosscutting services for the German National Research Data Infrastructure. Specifically, MPCDF contributes to the integration and ramp-up for operation of forthcoming service candidates. For this activity we are seeking a qualified candidate to join MPCDF’s data division in Garching as
Senior Software Engineer (m/f/div)
Reference 2023/03

The chosen candidate will take a leading role in the evaluation and quality control of basic service candidates.

What we expect:

Master’s degree in computer science or in physics, applied mathematics, or a similar subject, but with a strong and clear experience in IT
Also, people with experience in the digital humanities are welcome to apply
Good knowledge of software engineering practices, specifically with respect to quality control
Experience with federated service deployments
Knowledge of build and test systems
Programming and scripting experience
Creativity for problem solving under changing conditions, as well as accuracy and attention to detail
Team player with good organizational and communication skills in English and preferably also in German

Area of responsibility:

Communication with NFDI consortia interested in using the services being developed
Development of policies and solutions addressing robustness, reliability, and interoperability of service candidates
Contributions to the development of the overall federated infrastructure
Administration and operation of selected components supporting this development

What we offer:

Helpful, highly motivated, and multi-disciplinary team
Open, inspiring, dynamic, and international atmosphere
Flexible working hours (mobile work up to 40%) and a friendly working environment
Close to the underground station (U6); discounted transportation ticket
Free parking on premise

The full-time position starts as soon as possible and is available for the entire project duration (until February 2028). Salary will be based on experience according to the German TVöD.

Please find more information at https://www.mpcdf.mpg.de as well as https://base4nfdi.de . For further questions please contact Dr. Raphael Ritz
( raphael.ritz@mpcdf.mpg.de )


Please apply with a letter of motivation and a CV online by
June 2 nd , 2023


The ideals of mutual respect, open-mindedness, and consideration are important to us. We have a diverse workforce from different countries and cultures at the MPCDF. We aim to increase the proportion of women in IT and therefore encourage qualified women to apply. In order to cultivate teamwork and a positive working atmosphere, equal opportunities and equal treatment play an important role for all aspects of personal identity, such as gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, nationality, language skills, race, religion, culture, appearance, family status, age, or handicap. Persons with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified.