The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin (Dept. III, Artefacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), seeks an outstanding professional for the position of
IT Architect (full time, up to TVöD E14). The position will be for two years.
Starting date: as soon as possible, but no later than June 1, 2017
The successful candidate will work as the IT Architect for a digital infrastructure project with East Asian language sources that will allow academic work on variously copyrighted, free and protected digitized historical sources (especially the searchable full texts) and their integration into one working environment. This project is an international collaboration between public research institutions in Europe, Asia, and the US and involves historians, librarians, and IT technicians.
We are looking for an IT specialist with strong skills and rich experience in designing loosely coupled software architecture with components that run in different locations and communicate through encrypted APIs. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and prototyping the digital infrastructure with IT specialists from partnered institutions. The working environment will include third party tools for tagging, text analyses, and text mining, visualization, mapping, etc.
Skills and requirement:
- Knowledge and experience in loosely coupled software architecture design that involves APIs, secure data transfer, and authentication
- Familiar with existing system architectures of large cross-institutional / international projects for hosting research data and for providing analytical tools (e.g., DARIAH, CLARIN, Voyant, TextGrid)
- Familiar with open standards and their implementations
- Strong skills in designing, prototyping, and implementing full software package
- Strong skills in compiling and maintaining technical documentations and creating charts, such as system architecture and workflow charts
- Good communication skills with both developers and non-developers
- Capable of working independently and proactively
- Proficiency in English writing and speaking
Additional qualifications (optional):
- Experience in digital humanities or humanities-tailored projects
- Experience of working in institutional / international collaboration project in Europe or the US
- Reading and speaking of German
- Reading and speaking of East Asian languages
Further specifications are available upon request. Please contact Dr. Qun CHE (email@example.com).
Applications are welcome from PhD as well as ABD (all but dissertation) in computer science or related disciplines.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications online using the following link:
Your application should contain – to be uploaded as one PDF document: cover letter, resume/CV, which should include a portfolio of selected works to demonstrate the candidate’s ability of designing, prototyping, and documenting software architecture, publication list, and names and email contact of three referees.
The submission deadline will be March 25th, 2017 (23:59 CET). Successful applicants will be contacted within two weeks after the deadline. The job interview is scheduled in mid-April, 2017. Please note that only successful candidates will be notified.
For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Qun CHE (firstname.lastname@example.org). For technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary (email@example.com).
Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.
Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, D-14195 Berlin, Germany