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Software Engineer

ELI Beamlines is looking to recruit a Software Engineer

  • Closing date: 15 Mar 2021
  • Czech Republic | ELI Beamlines
  • Date posted: 04 Dec 2020
  • Job type: Technicians/Engineering
  • Disciplines: Computational science & software engineering  | Engineering & instrumentation

ELI Beamlines research centre in Dolní Břežany is a part of pan-European infrastructure ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) representing a unique tool of support of scientific excellence in Europe by making available its capacities to the best scientific teams across the world. The aim of ELI Beamlines is to establish the most intensive laser system in the world and to operate it on a long-term basis. Due to ultra-high performances of 10 PW (1 petawatt = 1,000,000,000,000,000 watts) and concentrated intensities of up to 1024 W/cm2, we can offer our users a unique source of radiation and beams of accelerated particles. The so called beamlines will enable ground-breaking research in the area of physics and science dealing with materials, but also in biomedicine and laboratory astrophysics and many other fields. ELI Beamlines is a part of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and it was open in 2015. 

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.

ELI is involved in a European project Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud – PaNOSC which aims at developing and providing services for scientific data and integrating them to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Job description

Your main mission will be to develop and implement solutions for management of scientific data and metadata and collaborate on development of data infrastructure and related services for scientific users. You will be working with multiple teams at ELI as well as within the PaNOSC project to make data available from their acquisition via web services for remote access and data analysis fulfilling the FAIR Data Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).

Required skills

  • University degree in computer science, engineering, science, or related field.
  • Experience with working with data and metadata (experience with scientific data would be a plus).
  • Experience with setting up and managing databases.
  • Experience with development of APIs.
  • Good knowledge of programming in Python.
  • Good knowledge of Linux/Unix programming environment.
  • Proficiency in English.

Desired skills

  • Experience with processing of big data.
  • Experience with data analysis tools and techniques.
  • Experience with Jupyter technologies.
  • Experience with HPC: Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker, Singularity, Slurm.
  • Experience with Python libraries and tools for scientific computing: numpy, scipy, matplotlib, pandas, ploty, h5py.
  • Knowledge of programming in C++, C.
  • Experience with GPU technologies: CUDA, OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan.

We offer

  • The opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project.
  • Competitive and motivating salary.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Nice working environment.
  • Career growth.
  • Lunch vouchers, pension contribution and five unjustified 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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