The development team of the MPI is involved in a number of advanced national and international research infrastructure projects (www.clarin.eu) and language-oriented projects (www.mpi.nl/dobes). In these projects modern software technologies are being developed and new methods and practices need to be established. The challenges cover a variety of topics such as creating joint domains for metadata, identifiers and registries, applications supporting advanced searching and visualization and creating semantic web type of environments (www.isocat.org). In most of these projects the development team of the MPI is in charge of building the technical infrastructure in close collaboration with its partners to serve the needs of the linguistic and humanities research communities.
TLA is engaged in European projects as EUDAT and DASISH that will again challenge our creativity and skills. These projects build on our past experiences and are inter-disciplinary, demanding cooperation with the wider social sciences and humanities.
The development team at MPI is a group of about 10 developers working on web application/services technology based on Java code and open standards such as XML. The team has got a high reputation worldwide for its LAT technology (www.mpi.nl/lat). The team will need all its experience to set up a modern service oriented architecture implementing distributed computing and semantic web ideas. Our development team includes people from many different nationalities, which reflects the international nature of the institute. The lingua franca of the institute is English.
We are looking for software developers with an innovative drive and the motivation to design, implement and deploy new types of solutions in a team. Successful candidates will have a university degree in Computer Science or related subject, and solid knowledge of and practical experience in Java programming. The work will include much interaction with colleagues from different countries.
Contracts can be offered for two years that can be extended depending on the success of the project. Nijmegen is a dynamic town in the Netherlands with one of the largest Dutch universities and an active cultural scene. Possibilities exist to work closely with other Dutch academic institutes and universities.
To apply, please send your application letter and CV by e-mail to Mrs. Angela Heuts (firstname.lastname@example.org).