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Software Developer for Data Automation

Context & Job description

The ESRF has recently done a major upgrade of its accelerator source and of several beamlines. The new ESRF-EBS source has created a heavy demand for data visualisation and analysis due to the massive data flows (petabytes) coming from the new beamlines and detectors. The next generation of experiments will combine new techniques emerging from the coherent X-ray source which need new automated data reduction and processing workflows to be implemented, including online data visualisation.

You will join the Data Automation Unit (DAU) in the Software Group of the ISDD division and will be part of the teams that develop the software for data automation. You will need to:

  • Develop and maintain workflows for processing data from tomography and other scientific techniques
  • Develop graphical displays of scientific data for workflows (in Python/Qt)
  • Develop and maintain user interfaces for processed data (in Python/QT or other Python widgets)
  • Implement Nexus format for scientific techniques to ease data sharing and data mining
  • Adapt scientific applications to support and develop the HDF5 data format
  • Work in collaboration with scientists for automating data processing

Further information on the post can be obtained from A.Götz (andy.gotz@esrf.fr) and/or H. Payno (henri.payno@esrf.fr)

Expected profile

Applications are invited from programmers highly skilled in developing open source software for scientific applications. The candidate must have good knowledge of scientific data processing and visualisation. Experience in automating data processing, especially of tomography datasets, is highly desirable, particularly using workflows and/or Jupyter notebooks.

  • Higher university degree (Master or equivalent diploma worth at least 300 ECTS) in Software engineering or related discipline
  • Applicants must have at least 3 years of experience in scientific programming in the field of data analysis and visualisation or related.
  • Expert knowledge of Python, a high-level graphics library (Python/Qt in an advantage), in addition to best practices in developing code i.e. versioning, continuous integration, packaging and code management, will be considered essential. 
  • Proven contributions to open source projects will also be considered an asset. 

The successful candidate should be able to work in a team, and independently.

Good English communication and presentation skills are required

Working conditions

Permanent contract.

The salary will be calculated on the basis of relevant qualifications and professional experience.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? Apply now for your next professional adventure!

What we offer:

  1. Join an innovative international research institute, with a workforce from 38 different countries
  2. Collaborate with global experts to advance science and address societal challenges
  3. Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe's Green Capital 2022
  4. Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life
  5. Benefit from our competitive compensation and allowances package, including financial support for your relocation to Grenoble

For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to https://www.esrf.fr/home/Jobs/what-we-offer.html

The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

Company description

The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 21 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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