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Software Engineer

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As Software Engineer in the Applications Section, you will guide a small team to work on the next generation RAD/UI frameworks used to control the CERN Accelerators. In particular, you will:

  • Define architectural aspects of RAD/UI solutions, including how they are integrated into the accelerator controls system;
  • Evaluate open-source frameworks and libraries for RAD/UI development and for serverless/FAAS architectures;
  • Design and develop controls-specific UI components, as well as extensions and customizations to the frameworks;
  • Provide development tools that enable our users to easily develop User Interfaces using the above solutions;
  • Establish workflows, procedures and best practices for our users on how to use the above solutions;
  • Promote the above solutions amongst our user community and help them adopting them;
  • Contribute back to the open-source community.


Master's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of computer science or a related field.


  • Extensive professional experience in a software engineering position mentoring a small team;
  • Proven experience with modern software engineering and DevOps practices;
  • Experience applying software quality assurance techniques and practice with corresponding tools.

The following are considered as assets but are not mandatory:

  • Experience with Java, its ecosystem and the Spring Framework;
  • Experience with serverless/FAAS architectures;
  • Active participation in open source projects, with accepted contributions.

Technical competencies:

  • Development of application software, both on the client and the server side;
  • Knowledge of programming techniques and languages: Python, ES5/ES6 or TypeScript plus one out of C++, Java, C#, or Kotlin;
  • Conceptualising, designing and developing user experiences and interfaces for the desktop with Qt/QML and for the Web with Angular, React or Vue.js.
  • Knowledge and application of software life-cycle tools and procedures, including CI and quality assurance.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Communicating effectively: expressing opinions, ideas and suggestions with conviction and in a logical/structured manner; keeping to the point; delivering presentations in a structured and clear way; adjusting style and content to the audience; responding calmly and confidently to questions;
  • Building relationships: relating well to all people regardless of category/level within the Organization;
  • Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships; cooperating constructively with others in the pursuit of team goals; balancing personal goals with team goals;
  • Achieving results: driving work / projects along and seeing them through to their conclusion; taking appropriate corrective actions and adapting work / project plans if necessary.

Language skills:

  • Spoken and written English, with the ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports, and/or to make oral presentations. 
  • Knowledge of French or the willingness to acquire it rapidly would be an advantage.

Additional Information

Eligibility and closing date:

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States (http://cern.ch/jobs/content/member-states).

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 07.06.2018.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.


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Software Engineer
8th2017 - Software Engineer
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