Backend Software Developer (80 – 100%)

The Zurich43 partner, the Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT’IS), is currently seeking applicants for the post as:

Backend Software Developer (80 – 100%)

IT'IS is an independent, nonprofit research organization closely associated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, with a focus on measurement and simulation of the electromagnetic near-field, advanced computational life sciences (CLS) simulation tools and dedicated high-quality evaluation and test systems. Currently, we are expanding our CLS activities and are looking for a dynamic, motivated, and experienced Backend Software Developer to strengthen our multi-disciplinary group. The team is responsible for the development of Sim4Life as well as for the web based open-source platform o2S2PARC.

Your challenges:

  • Integration of 3rd-party simulation services as dockerized applications into our open-source cloud-based CLS simulation platform
  • Design of an intuitive and maintainable client-server application programming interface (API)
  • Dealing with complex scientific data and establishing a chain of trust for tracing every step of data processing
  • Working within an agile development process in a highly skilled interdisciplinary team
  • Performing cutting-edge software R&D in a dynamic environment

Your strengths:

  • University or technical college degree (Bachelor, Master, or PhD) in Information Technology or Computer Sciences (or equivalent expertise)
  • Expertise in micro-services, containers, and orchestration (docker/kubernetes)
  • Expertise in asynchronous programming (Python, node.js, C++, etc.)
  • Expertise in version control systems (git, svn)
  • Experience with client-server APIs (REST, OpenAPI, Thrift, websockets, etc.)
  • Experience in writing testable software components within a continuous integration/continuous delivery environment
  • Interest in performing research to discover new technologies and integrating them into our existing tools / platforms
  • Self-motivation, friendly, outgoing personality, and the ability to learn quickly
  • Fluency in English – both oral and written – required, German language skills a plus

Our offer:

  • Working with world-renowned scientists and an international group of software engineers with various backgrounds, ranging from physics and electronics to mathematics and biology
  • Collaborating with leading research laboratories and global players in the med-tech and life sciences industries to produce biomedical tools, with a global reputation for top quality
  • Flexible working hours at a vibrant workplace in the heart of Zurich

Interested? We look forward to receiving your complete resume materials (in English) consisting of:

  • Motivation letter
  • Detailed CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Diplomas
  • Transcripts (with grades)
  • Work certificates and / or reference letters (if available)
  • Link to github or similar public profiles (if available)

Please send your application to the following address:

Yvonne Maeder
Zeughausstrasse 43
8004 Zurich
Phone: +41 44 245 97 77

Please note that incomplete applications will be disregarded.