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Database Developer (IV-89)

ELI Beamlines has a vacancy for a Database Developer (IV-89)

  • Closing date: 30 Jul 2021
  • Czech Republic | ELI Beamlines
  • Date posted: 27 May 2021
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Computational science & software engineering  | Mathematics & statistics 

 The ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Project is an integral part of the European Union plan to build the next generation of large research facilities: ELI-Beamlines in the Czech Republic, ELI-ALPS in Hungary, and ELI-NP in Romania. ELI-Beamlines was opened in 2015 as a cutting edge laser facility and currently is starting to offer open access beamtime to users. ELI-Beamlines is delivering ultrashort, ultra-intense laser pulses lasting typically a few femtoseconds (12-150 fs) with peak powers ranging from 5 TW up to 10 PW. The high laser electric field intensities of the laser pulse is also used for generating secondary sources of e- and p+. The facility will make available short laser and particle pulses over wide range intensities for interdisciplinary applications in physics, medicine, biology, material science etc. 

The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award. It is awarded by the European Commission to institutions which put significant effort into improving their human resources strategy and ensuring professional and ethical working conditions. 

For the development of a database tool to support optimized management of spare parts we invite applications for a new group member based at ELI-Beamlines: Database Developer (IV-89).

The suitable candidate will be responsible for

  • Design and development of architecture of multiple databases supporting reliable operation of the three ELI Facilities, starting initially with development of a database for spare parts management.
  • Analysing the requirements, and development of data representations and schemes, including implementation and support of data entry.
  • Development of at least a basic web-based user interface in collaboration with the local team; including a REST API for access based on OpenAPI standards for integration with existing systems at ELI facilities.
  • Development of technical and training manuals.
  • Providing assistance to other team members and partner facilities in topics related to data management and database development/operations.


  • Good understanding of data management.
  • Proven work experience as a database developer or similar for optimized relational databases.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in English as a working language 

Desirable to have

  • Degree in Computer Science or relevant field is desirable.
  • Experience with non-relational databases.
  • Experience in web development (Stack: JS-based).

We offer: 

  • The opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project.
  • Competitive and motivating salary.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Good working environment.
  • Career growth.
  • Lunch vouchers, pension contribution and 5 sick days.
  • Support of leisure time activities.

Applications, containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Mrs. Jana Ženíšková, HR specialist (, +420 – 601560322). 

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