Programmer/Software Engineer (Dept. I) (EN)

Januar 08, 2018

For questions concerning the position or the project, please contact Klaus Thoden.


Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Deutschland

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, is looking for a

Programmer/Software Engineer

(39 hrs/week, 18 months)


for the development of an open access publication infrastructure, funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research). The position offers attractive and varied tasks in a small international team, based near the campus of Freie Universität in Berlin Dahlem.


  • designing and implementing a software architecture for the management and display of scientific publications, including the development of modules for interactive content
  • designing and implementing a database model for scientific publications
  • establishing a workflow for document conversion on the basis of existing tools
  • implementing web designs in HTML.

We expect the candidate to be qualified in the following software technology

  • Python programming language
  • XML and related technologies (e.g. XSLT)
  • web technologies, especially CSS, JavaScript and JavaScript-frameworks
  • relational databases
  • UNIX-type operating systems.

We are looking for a colleague with a strong team-oriented and sustainable working style.

Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (up to E13). The starting date is February 15, 2018.

Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Please send your letter of application, a CV, and copies of your qualifications by January 8, 2018 via our application portal:

Note that only electronic submissions that go through this application portal will be accepted.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin