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Instrumentation Software Engineer

Context & Job description

The Detector & Electronics Group in the Instrumentation Services and Development Division provides development and support capabilities in the fields of X-ray detectors and control electronics required for experimental stations and the accelerator complex. Within the group, the Instrumentation Software Services team (ISS) provides internal development capabilities and supports software related services for instrumentation projects such as embedded software, development tools or laboratory test and calibration applications. This team provides services to the two units of the group: the Detector Unit and the Electronics Unit.

The Instrumentation Software Engineer will integrate the ISS team and will work in close collaboration with all the members of the D&E Group on a diversity of technical matters and projects, therefore good communication and interpersonal skills are fundamental. A good knowledge of the operation of scientific instrumentation will be very important to reach a high level of autonomy.

The missions of the Instrumentation Software Engineer will be:

  • Select, modify or develop software tools to be adopted as internal standards in the D&E Group and used regularly for ongoing and future projects.
  • Develop test and calibration high-level software applications to be used routinely by the group members in a laboratory environment for the evaluation of in-house developed X-ray detectors and control instrumentation.

The Instrumentation Software Engineer will be in charge of the following tasks:

  • Develop and improve instrumentation software solutions and development tools
  • Contribute to the documentation and maintenance of the group tools and applications
  • Actively contribute with software expertise in multidisciplinary projects
  • Provide advice, training and support in software matters to other engineers of the group
  • Supervise the technical work of temporary staff such as students or trainees

Expected profile

  • You should hold a higher university degree (Master or equivalent diploma offering 300 ECTS) in software, physics, instrumentation or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in software engineering dealing with instrumentation related matters
  • Sound knowledge in software development tools with very good programming skills in Python and C languages
  • Experience in writing high-level applications
  • Experience with version control systems and integrated development environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed to delivering the best possible service
  • Strongly collaborative and team player
  • Well organised and good documentation writing skills
  • Ability to manage time and to prioritise and plan work effectively
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Working conditions

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

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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

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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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