The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Dept. III, Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), seeks an outstanding professional for the position of
IT Architect—RISE (full time, up to TVöD E14).
The position will be for one year, with possibility of extension(s). Starting date: as soon as possible, but no later than January 1, 2020.
Skills and Requirements:
- Knowledge of and experience with loosely coupled software architecture that involves APIs, secure data transfer, authentication and authorization
- Familiar with open standards and their implementations (e.g., XML, TEI, Hydra, Restful APIs)
- Strong skills in designing, prototyping, implementing, and refactoring full software package
- Strong skills in compiling and maintaining technical documentations, as well as presentations for a non-technical audience
- Strong skills in surveying and summarizing new technologies
- Good communication skills with both developers and non-developers
- Capable of working independently and proactively
- Enthusiasm for learning new technologies and developing new skills independently
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in English
Additional Qualifications (Optional):
- Proficiency in East Asian languages
- Interest in open-source software development and open-access research principles
- Familiarity with existing system architectures of large cross-institutional and international infrastructures with research tools and data (e.g., DARIAH, CLARIN, TextGrid, Voyant, HathiTrust Digital Library)
- Experience with digital humanities or humanities-tailored digital projects
- Experience working in international collaboration projects
Further specifications are available upon request. Please contact RISE’s project manager Sean Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications are welcome from PhD as well as ABD (all but dissertation) in computer science or related disciplines. An advanced degree is not required, however.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications online using the following link: https://recruitment.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/position/14254082
Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Your application should contain: cover letter, resume/CV, a portfolio of select works to demonstrate the candidate’s skills as required by the position, publication list, and names and email contact of three referees.
The submission deadline will be September 15, 2019 (23:59 CET). Successful applicants will be contacted within two weeks after the deadline for an interview. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.
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.