Database Software Developer

Einsatzort: Göttingen


Art der Stelle

Database Software Developer

Stellenangebot vom 01.11.2018

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), Göttingen, Germany, invites applications for a Database Software Developer to work for the PLATO Data Center.

The position is available for an initial period starting as early as possible until 31st March 2022, with the possibility of a long-term extension that is contingent upon performance and project funding.
The MPS is a leading space research institute in Germany. In 2014, the MPS relocated to a new building in Göttingen that offers employees world-class facilities and working environments. The MPS has a long history of successful contributions to European and international space missions.

PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) is a space mission of ESA’s Cosmic Vision Program, which aims to detect and characterize a large sample of exoplanets and their host stars. PLATO will be launched in 2026. The PLATO Data Center led by MPS will provide ground support for the validation and calibration of the PLATO observations, and for the processing scientific data products. A PDC Database will be implemented at the MPS, which will be the central data exchange hub for all European PLATO data centers. This position is dependent on funding from the German Aerospace Center.

Your Tasks

  • Develop the PDC Database system
  • Contribute to the production of PDC technical documentation
  • Monitor and maintain the PDC schedule

Your Profile

  • Master of Science degree or relevant experience
  • Expertise in Java, Java Native Interface, Swing/Abstract Window Toolkit, Eclipse
  • Experience with databases, Python, C, dev tools (e.g. Jenkins, QF-Test, JIRA, svn/git), Linux
  • Experience with space missions and scientific projects.
  • Good command of the English Language

Our offer

Remuneration will be in accordance with the German Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD) in EG 13. Social security benefits are in accordance with the public service regulations.

The Max Planck Society endeavors to employ more disabled persons. Applications from disabled persons are explicitly encouraged and will be favored in the case of equally qualified applicants.

The Max Planck Society strives to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply.

Your application

Please send your CV and application letter in English (certificates and reference letters may be in German) by Email as one PDF file to burston [at] with the subject line “2018 PDC Database Software Developer" or by post to:

Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung
Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3
37077 Göttingen

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.