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Created: March 26, 2014


The International Institute of Social History does advanced research on the history of labour, workers and labour relations worldwide and therefor collects data that are also made accessible to other researchers. The Digital Infrastructure Department (DI) of the Institute has a vacancy for a developer (38 hours a week).

Function information

To expand our team we are looking for a Developer who can make a clear and solid contribution to the development of the digital infrastructure and creating work flows to extract, load and transform data to databases. Examples of existing projects are:
- The Historical Sample of the Netherlands (
- The Historical Sample of the Netherlands Linking System for historical family reconstruction (
In this function you work on new and existing projects in the field of ‘Data Linkage' & ETL (Extract, Transform, Load).
The development of the applications and tools is based on Web standards and Open Source frameworks and toolkits. You will develop according to the ' OpenUP ' or a similar methodology with 'use cases’ and functional and technical designs. All developers within the department are responsible for the sustainability and improvement of running applications. We offer you a position within a dynamic, enthusiastic and ambitious team and with possibilities for own initiative.

Job requirements

You have a Master degree in Computer Science. You have proven knowledge and experience (2 years) in hands-on ETL development. You are experienced in working with large data sets (structured data) and applying new methods of database technology.
In addition you have working knowledge of  JAVA/JSP, Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS), Shell scripting, SQL (MySQL, Postgres), XML Knowledge of perl and SOLR is an advantage.

You are able to translate the requirements of scientific researchers into practical applications and you can work well independently and in teams. We expect you to have excellent problem solving skills and the ability to learn new technologies quickly. Good communicative skills in English, spoken and written are required. Knowledge of Dutch is an advantage.

Digital Infrastructure Department (DI)

The department works on development and implementation of projects in the field of digital scientific information products and services, which are of strategic importance to the Institute.  These products are developed in the context of multi-partner projects and carried out by cross-departmental teams of multi-disciplinary composition. The teams work in an international context, they follow ICT trends and they are focused on practical and hands-on implementation.

Contract and salary

The duration of this position with the Stichting IISG is for a period of 1 year on a project basis. The gross monthly salary (€ 2,427 - € 3,831, -) (scale 10 CAO-Dutch Universities) based on a 38-hour workweek and experience. The IISH offers an extensive package of fringe benefits, such as 8,3 % year-end bonus, 8% holiday pay, a good pension scheme, 6 weeks holiday on an annual basis and the possibility to buy or sell vacation hours.


You can send your application letter and CV till the 27th of April 2014 to the following e-mail address: to the attention of Marjoleine Cornelissen (Head Human Resources), mention as subject ’Developer’. For more information you can contact Mario Mieldijk (Head Digital Infrastructure) ( or at +31 (0)20-6685866.

How to apply


Marjoleine Cornelissen

PostgreSQL MySQL Java GNU/Linux ETL


Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:51 UTC

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