The German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) is the central simulation and data processing facility for the German climate and Earth System modelling community and is one of the leading facilities in this area. DKRZ not only operates supercomputers in the highest performance class and one of the largest data and archive systems worldwide, we also participate in many national and international projects aiming to improve the software and infrastructure for climate modelling.

Currently, we are offering a position as

Software Developer / Scientific Programmer (all genders)

Research data is often used in interdisciplinary research contexts and thus needs to be findable based on (semantic) metadata. In addition, data entities are related to other entities (publications, other data or software entities etc.) which are important to be represented in an internal data model for a search portal. As part of the EU-funded project FAIRCORE4EOSC, a flexible search portal extension will be developed based on a knowledge graph representation of searchable entities.

The scope of the work will be to stepwise establish a knowledge graph model and associated tools to ingest data and search its content. An agile approach will be used to develop a first prototype and refine this based on concrete usage scenarios. Thus this work will be carried out in a small team having a clear vision of the context this knowledge representation will be used in. Entities in this representation mainly relate to information harvested from remote data portals (search metadata), which will be enriched by additional knowledge (e.g. relation to institutions, citation information etc.). The open source software development will be done using standard technology (git, continuous integration tests etc.).

In a second step this prototype will be deployed alongside and integrated with an existing search portal solution.

Your profile 

  • A university degree in Computer Science, Computational Physics/Engineering or similar fields with strong relation to scientific computing
  • Experience with semantic technologies (linked data, rdf, owl) and/or knowledge representation
  • Strong programming and modern software engineering skills in Python
  • Experience of Unix/Linux and scripting languages

Our offer 

  • An optimally equipped work space in a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary scientific environment with flat hierarchies
  • Payment according to TVöD Bund
  • Contract period until December 2024
  • Work in Hamburg, one of most beautiful cities in Germany
  • A generous benefits package, including a flexible teleworking policy
We are looking forward to receiving your application including the following documents:
  • A letter of interest
  • A detailed curriculum vitae

Please send your application as a single pdf file quoting the reference DKRZ 07_2022 to YmV3ZXJidW5nZW5AZGtyei5kZQ==.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis.

For further information, please contact Hannes Thiemann (dGhpZW1hbm5AZGtyei5kZQ==).


FAIRCORE4EOSC has received funding from the European Union’s  Horizon Europe research and innovation programme grant agreement No 101057264

Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH
20146 Hamburg