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Developer of Open Science Data Infrastructures Full-time

Published at 2021-03-21 - Viewed: 1614 times - TU Delft in Netherlands

As Developer of Open Science Data Infrastructures at 4TU.ResearchData and at TU Delft Research Data Services, your main task will be to develop infrastructure for scholarly communication to support researchers in effective sharing of their research outputs, primarily research data.

We are working towards an open-source future. Our ambition is to facilitate researchers all over the world to store their research data securely. Making sure that researchers find existing data is one of our challenges. You will be working on improving existing software and developing new features along the way. You will be asked to share and collaborate on your code in an open-source manner to help you develop your skills further while contributing to the open-source community.

You will work closely with other colleagues from 4TU.ResearchData to maintain, scope, develop and implement new functionalities to best support emerging needs of the research community. In particular, you will be tasked with integrating researchers’ workflows and tools with 4TU.ResearchData to simplify the process of uploading data and metadata to our data repository. You will create interactive dashboards with statistics related to the use of 4TU.ResearchData, its services and websites, as well other data applications at TU Delft. Your work will contribute to the broader work of TU Delft Library and help shape the development of infrastructures for scholarly communication.


  • Experience in specifying, designing, documenting, developing and testing. software applications, and particularly web applications and APIs.
  • Experience in Python, Linux/Unix, HTML, Nginx, CSS, SQL, GIT and knowledge of Javascript, Docker and XML.
  • Experience maintaining, updating, monitoring, troubleshooting, and repairing applications and Linux servers would be a plus.
  • Experience working with various data and metadata formats.
  • Awareness of the importance of open source software and FAIR data.
  • Experience working with community-driven open source projects desirable.
  • Good communication and team-working skills.
  • Creativity, willingness to learn and to challenge our current working methods.
  • Higher education (ideally in information technology), or equivalent experience.

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with possibility of extension.

  • Contract duration: 1 year (with the possibility of extension).
  • Working hours: 32-40 hours per week.
  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

Given the current travel restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, prospective employees would be allowed to start their work from the current place of residence, but would be expected to relocate within a year.

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