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Scientific Software Engineer - SKAO

Delft, Netherlands

At S[&]T we are specialized in Business solutions for space, science, and defence. We live and breathe innovation, and are one of the few partners that work together with High Tech organizations in optimizing performance through projects on-site or in-house

Do you believe you have passion for Business on advanced signal processing algorithms and waveforms for future phased array radar systems? If so, come join our team of world-renowned experts! We have excellent career opportunities to match your ambition.


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Your Role

When you have a background in physics, mathematics, and/or astronomy, a number of years of software engineering experience and you want to participate in one of the largest scientific endeavors in history, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project - an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope - than this is a unique opportunity for you!

The development team you will be part of is a high-performing SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) Team on the Data Processing Agile Release Train (DP ART) of the SKA project, delivering high-quality radio astronomical data processing components in a predictable cadence. The team focuses on delivering software components for reducing, calibrating, and imaging radio astronomical datasets. The primary goal of the team is to integrate these components into the SKA continuum imaging workflows.

 We are looking for a Scientific Software Engineer with a passion for cutting edge software development. Ideally, you are someone who enjoys working in a dynamic, high-tech R&D environment. You enjoy solving software challenges and look for the best solution within the budget and time constraints of the project. 


Your Responsibilities

  • Feature development: this involves extending the existing imaging and calibration packages with new features. 

  • Code maintenance: this includes bug fixing, adding (automated) tests, making pieces of code adhere to software standards, and refactoring code into smaller re-usable modules. 

  • Participate and contribute to SAFe related sessions: ranging from planning and demo sessions, to innovation and community-of-practice sessions. 

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Your Profile

  • You have completed a higher technical education (MSc or PhD) in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and/or Astronomy 

  • You have a strong track record in scientific software engineering 

  • Around 5 - 10 year of experience

  • You have experience with C++ and Python software development

  • Experience with parallel computing standards such as MPI and CUDA is a pré

  • Experience with build systems (CMake) and automated testing using CI/CD are a pré

  • Knowledge of antenna technology is an advantage

  • You function well in a scrum team (5-7 people) and are able to communicate effectively and clearly (both verbally and in writing) with stakeholders and your team members

  • You have a strong analytical mind that enjoys coming up with novel solutions

  • You are capable of self-study and quickly acquiring new knowledge/new skills across technical areas

  • Previous experience in astronomy and/or big science projects is a given preference 

  • You are fluent in written and spoken English, Dutch is a preference

  • Leadtime of the project is approximately 4 years

  • Job location: approx. 60% remote, 40% at office (office locations Delft either Dwingeloo) 

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Interested?

Would you like to hear more? Send your CV and motivational letter to recruitment@stcorp.nl, or apply directly through our website! Kindly note that acquisition from third parties (e.g. agencies) based on this vacancy is not welcome.

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Please note that if you do not hear back from us within 10 days from your application, you may assume that we have selected another candidate we would like to interview for this position. We do our best to get back to you individually, however, due to a high volume in response, have not been able to reject your application in person. 

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In order to apply for this vacancy you must submit your personal information to Science [&] Technology. Science [&] Technology will collect, use and process your personal information as mentioned in our Privacy Policy. Our policy and processing of your personal information is compliant with the GDPR.

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Response time, expectations

Please note that if you do not hear back from us within 10 days about your application, you may assume that we have selected another candidate we would like to interview for this position. We do our best to get back to you individually, however, due to a high volume in response, have not been able to reject your application in person.