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Our client is one of the world’s leading technical universities. It is renowned for its excellent teaching, its pioneering basic research, and its ability to directly transfer knowledge into practical application. The IT Services works as a service organization to support teaching and research activities in a large and complex IT environment.
Scientific Software and Data Management (SSDM) is an interdisciplinary group supporting researchers in data management, automated data analysis and custom software development for life sciences and other scientific disciplines. One of the core responsibilities is the development of openBIS, an open-source application for managing data produced by data-intensive scientific workflows. The SSDM group has members located in Zurich and Basel; the working language of the group is English.
The successful candidate will work closely with scientific staff to develop innovative custom solutions in Java, Python and C++, working with very large data sets (in excess of 1TB) for cutting-edge projects. You will work with scientists to understand requirements, design solutions, evaluate existing tools, frameworks and methodologies that may aid delivery, develop code and support your products throughout the lifecycle. This is a senior role so part of your duties will be to support the evolution of the team and mentor junior team members.
As a key aspect of this position is analysing scientific problems and developing solutions, you will have a track record of analysing problems and interacting with stakeholders and a solid understanding of mathematics and algorithms. Knowledge of life sciences measurement technologies and natural sciences such as biology, physics or chemistry would also be an advantage.
You are a team player who likes to interact with customers and colleagues. Finally you will have very good verbal and written communication skills in English. German language skills are an advantage. The position is located in Zurich, though travel to Basel once a week will be required to meet the Basel customers and the Basel team.
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