Software Developer for dCache

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY - Ein Forschungszentrum der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft - Jobangebot

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  • Arbeitgeber: Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY - Ein Forschungszentrum der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Firmenprofil
    Beschäftigungsart: Professionals Job
    Jobdatum: 21. Juli 2021
    Fachbereiche: Informatik: Informatik, Softwareentwicklung
    Naturwissenschaften: Mathematik, Physik
    Einsatzort: Hamburg; Hamburg

    Software Developer for dCache - Jobangebot


    For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

    Software Developer for dCache

    Limited: 2 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: FHMA027/2020 | Deadline: 12.09.2021 | Full-time/Part-time

    DESY, with its more than 2700 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists. is an international collaboration of computer scientists to provide eponymous open source software for storing and retrieving huge amounts of data, distributed among a large number of heterogeneous server nodes, under a single virtual filesystem tree with a variety of standard access methods, including NFSv4.1 (pNFS), WebDAV and FTP protocols. Depending on the persistency model, dCache provides methods for exchanging data with backend (tertiary) storage systems as well as space management, pool attraction, dataset replication, hot spot determination and recovery from disk or node failures. products are in use around the world by a large variety of scientific communities.

    The software is written in Java programing language using microservice-like architecture and based on widely adopted components, like Jetty, Spring, Zookeeper, Apache Kafka and others. The dCache source code is available at GitHub and open for external contributions. The German section of is part of the scientific computing group within DESY IT.

    About your role:

    • Development and integration of dCache administration and web interfaces
    • Documentation and improvement of the RESTful-API for the data management components
    • Providing user support for the dCache software technology
    Good reasons to join:

    Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time and job-sharing. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH.

    Limited: 2 years

    About you:

    • University master degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, or equivalent
    • Very good knowledge in Java software development and modern web development on Linux platforms
    • Experience with distributed computing and storage systems
    • Good spoken and written command of the english language
    • Team player with good communication skills

    For further information please contact Tigran Mkrtchyan at 040-8998-3946 (

    We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal:

    Apply now

    DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

    You can find further information here:

    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
    Notkestraße 85
    22607 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

    Deadline for applications: 12.09.2021

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Software Developer for dCache

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