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Software Developer (all genders welcome)

Einrichtung: Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (SUB Göttingen) (ID 100628)

Ansprechpartner: Mustafa Dogan

Besetzungsdatum: ab sofort

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 18.11.2019

Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) is the central library of Göttingen University. It is one of the largest academic libraries in Germany and responsible for various regional tasks in literature provision. It leads and engages in several national and international projects in the area of digital libraries, research infrastructures, software engineering and various aspects of research data management.

We are looking for a

Software Developer (all genders welcome)

to join our rapidly-growing software team. The Software and Service Development team works in local, national and international projects. The team collaborates closely with other libraries and scientists of various disciplines to create innovative digital services.

The post is offered with immediate effect as a full-time position (currently 39.8 hours per week). The starting salary is expected to be 48.000€ p.a. (pro rata, depending on the qualification and experience; German salary schema for public employees, TV-L E 13). The position is initially limited to a two-year contract.

Your responsibilities
● design and implement user-facing software
● work on ETL processes with big chunks of data
● contribute to code guidelines and architectural designs
● help building an efficient team
● perform tests and code revisions
● create reusable software modules

Your qualities
● a completed scientific higher education in computer science or any related subject, or equivalent experience in software development
● familiarity with either PHP or Java, or affection in creating frontend applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS
● good problem-solving skills
● time for well-written code, testing and documentation
● enthusiasm for working on a team and collaborating with stakeholders, product owners, scrum masters and other programmers
● good command of English and basic German skills

Technologies we use:
● Java, PHP
● JavaScript, vue.js, angular, CSS
● SQL, NoSQL, Solr, ElasticSearch

Our offer
● a modern, family-friendly working environment in one of Germany's largest libraries in a university-city
● challenging tasks in innovative projects as part of an agile development team
● flexible working hours and the possibility of home-office
● opportunities for further education and individual development
● salary linked to the collective agreement with the corresponding increases and 30 vacation days p.a.
● supplemental private pension plan subsidised by the employer

For further information, please contact Mustafa Dogan (

In many areas of the University of Göttingen, women are underrepresented. Therefore, applications from women are especially appreciated and will be treated preferentially in domains where women are particularly underrepresented (if the appropriate qualification profile is met and legal constraints permit). In case of equal qualifications, disabled persons are given preference.

To apply please submit your full CV and covering letter via the online application portal . and upload your application. The closing date is 16.12.2019.

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)