Data Analysis Software Developer for Instrument Support

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European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques.

Our Data Analysis Group is looking for a

Data Analysis Software Developer for Instrument Support

The positionThe main focus of the position will be to build software solutions enabling analysis and visualisation of data generated at the European XFEL.

As part of the data analysis group you will:

  • contribute to the development of data analysis software solutions for online and offline analysis
  • collaborate with and support instrument scientists and user groups
  • implement analysis and data visualisation solutions
  • translate algorithms and procedures into high quality and high performance implementations

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, or similar field
  • At least 3 years of programming experience
  • Solid experience with Python and/or C/C++
  • Demonstrated experience with the design and development of software
  • Strong communication (English is the official language) and collaboration skills
  • Willingness to undertake shift work

The following are considered as assets:

  • Experience in software versioning, testing and continuous integration
  • Experience in software optimisation, especially for high performance computing
  • Experience in working in a Linux environment
  • Experience with visualisation and user interfaces
  • Experience with data analysis/data science/data analytics
  • Contribution to open source projects
  • Experience with photon science and/or computational science

For additional information, please contact Luca Gelisio ( .

Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found under

Our offer

Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks, and shape your life upon trust based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits, as well as subsidized job-tickets and meals at our company restaurant. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Company language is English, non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

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The appointment is limited to two years and may -subject to a later decision – become permanent.


Please apply online and provide a cover letter next to a CV in English, as well as your reference letters in one single pdf-file.

Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

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