Computing Secondments

Open Computing Secondments

Learn more about the Computing Department on the dedicated webpage.

The following list gathers all open secondment positions for the CTAO Computing Department. Overall information about the recruitment process and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found on the general “CTAO Secondments Opportunities” webpage.

 

Further enquires should be sent to ctao-staffselection@cta-observatory.org.

  • Reports to: Stefan Schlenstedt, Computing Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be responsible for the development and deployment of the CTAO software systems and required ICT infrastructure both on-site and off-site. Support for the specifications of the CTAO software and ICT infrastructure, for requirements analysis and specifications, interface definition, testing and integration.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience managing a computing-related project coordinating a team of at least five people. Experience with project management activities: PBS/WBS, Risks, Scheduling, Costing. Experience in CTAO or other observatories in astronomy.
  • Reports to: Stefan Schlenstedt, Computing Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will provide the central infrastructure used to manage all internal and external users and by all SW systems. Includes means for assigning roles and attributes (permissions) for all users.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Computer science or comparable experience in Information Technology.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in designing, implementing and delivering authentication and authorization security solutions in complex environments, and programming expertise in the field of web development. Expertise in Enterprise Single-Sign-On solutions (e.g. using SAML, OAuth).
  • Reports to: Stefan Schlenstedt, Computing Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will provide common software tools and libraries, used across all major software systems to ensure that Computing products share a in implementation and interface. Examples are the Provenance system, the database layer and user interface tools.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in interface management and databases. Experience in CTA or other observatories in astronomy would be an asset.
  • Reports to: Stefan Schlenstedt, Computing Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be support for all architecture activities in the Computing work packages and over the full life-cycle of the project.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in specification of requirements for software products, collaborating to identify functional and non-functional requirements for software or applications, using tools and methodologies to create representations for functions and user interfaces, knowledge of software and application design and architecture.
  • Reports to: Igor Oya, ACADA Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be develop software for the common usage in ACADA, such as libraries, code generators, extensions to software frameworks used in ACADA.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in DevOps, deploying and maintaining continuous integration environments, familiarity with Software QA procedures. Experience in CTA or other observatories in astronomy would be an asset.
  • Reports to: Igor Oya, ACADA Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be develop software for the common usage in ACADA, such as libraries, code generators, extensions to software frameworks used in ACADA.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in DevOps, deploying and maintaining continuous integration environments, familiarity with Software QA procedures. Experience in CTA or other observatories in astronomy would be an asset.
  • Reports to: Igor Oya, ACADA Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be in charge of organizing the collection of documentation and other material.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in DevOps, deploying and maintaining continuous integration environments, familiarity with Software QA procedures. Experience in CTA or other observatories in astronomy would be an asset.
  • Reports to: Data Model Group within Computing Department
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be responsible for the definition, development, specification, documenting data models.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Good knowledge of data modeling, metadata management, and ability to use related tools, UML and or SysML. Experience in CTA or other observatories in astronomy.
  • Reports to: Karl Kosack, DPPS Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be responsible for the definition, development and deployment of the DPPS system, coordinating the work of the developers of the DPPS sub-systems, and ensuring the appropriate quality assurance of the product, and the specification of the data models.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: —
  • Reports to: Karl Kosack, DPPS Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be responsible for the DPPS standardized development and test environment, verification and testing procedures, automatic SW QA procedures, integration of sub-systems into deployable DPPS products, releases of the DPPS products.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in DevOps, deploying and maintaining continuous integration environments, familiarity with Software QA procedures. Experience in CTA or other observatories in astronomy would be an asset.
  • Reports to: Matthias Füßling, SUSS Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be responsible for the definition, development and deployment of the SUSS system, coordinating the work of the developers of the SUSS sub-systems, and ensuring the appropriate quality assurance of the product, and the specification of the data models, prepare software testing and verification methods and the framework for SUSS
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience managing a computing-related project in a team. Experience with project management activities: PBS/WBS, Risks, Scheduling, Costing. Profound experience with software development. Experience in CTA or other observatories in astronomy.
  • Reports to: Stefan Schlenstedt, Computing Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be responsible for the definition, development and deployment of the SOSS system, coordinating the work of the developers of the SOSS sub-systems, and ensuring the appropriate quality assurance of the product.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in SE related activities and databases. Experience in CTAO or other observatories in astronomy would be an asset.
  • Reports to: Stefan Schlenstedt, Computing Coordinator
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be responsible for the TOSS standardized development and test environment, verification and testing procedures, automatic SW QA procedures, integration of sub-systems into deployable TOSS products, releases of the TOSS products.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Computer science or comparable education.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in DevOps, deploying and maintaining continuous integration environments, familiarity with Software QA procedures. Experience in CTA or other observatories in astronomy would be an asset.
  • Reports to: On-site ICT Coordinator (Computing Coordinator)
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be responsible for the definition, design, development and deployment of the ICT infrastructure at both array sites, and ensuring the appropriate quality assurance of the product.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Computer science or comparable experience in Information Technology.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Experience in SE related activities: Requirements management, Verification and Validation, extensive experience in the ICT industry or research.
  • Reports to: Off-site ICT Coordinator (Computing Coordinator)
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will be responsible for the deployment of the collaborative platform for development, the Authentication and User management, services like central ticketing system, monitoring tools, the DPSS Operation Management System and all SUSS services.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Computer science or comparable experience in Information Technology.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Professional experience of three years preferably in the following fields: server and database administration in Linux environment, network implementation and administration, IT security management, information systems, IT hardware. Knowledge in virtualization, containers and cloud technology would be an asset.
  • Reports to: Off-site ICT Coordinator (Computing Coordinator)
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will define the detailed network topology between data centers and monitor the network connections, deploy the Master Configuration database service, the File transfer and Bulk data Archive service and the DPPS Computing Resources and Workflow Management.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Computer science or comparable experience in Information Technology.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Professional experience of three years preferably in the following fields: server and database administration in Linux environment, network implementation and administration, IT security management, information systems, IT hardware. Knowledge in virtualization, containers and cloud technology would be an asset.
  • Reports to: Off-site ICT Coordinator (Computing Coordinator)
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will create Service Level Agreements and negotiate with the network providers to establish the connection between the data centers. Prepare and perform network tests.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Computer science or comparable experience in Information Technology.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Strong focus on Network technologies (Wide Area Network and Local Area Network) or comparable experience.
  • Reports to: Off-site ICT Coordinator (Computing Coordinator)
  • Job Location: Home institution, but for specific tasks on-site presence in Zeuthen (DESY campus, Germany) will be required and agreed upon.
  • Description: The secondee will perform integration and system tests with MC data, and integration, system and acceptance tests with observation data – to check the internal and external interfaces and to validate the requirements.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have a degree in Computer science or comparable experience in Information Technology.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Soft Skills: Strong experience in distributed applications deployment, validation and operation management – and project management. Familiarity with Software QA procedures. Ability to coordinate international team with multiple skills from IT experts to software developers.