Software Architect (F/M/DIV)

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Salary: TV-L EG 13
Created: July 28, 2023


At our unit „Academic Services“, we are looking for a

Software Architect (F/M/DIV)
for the development and integration of automation solutions in productive systems for the extraction and analysis of metadata from textual resources

The position is located in Hamburg or Kiel (depending on the applicant’s preferences), Germany, and will start as soon as possible. This is a full-time position (currently 38.7 hours per week), part-time work is possible to a certain extent. We offer a contract that is initially fixed to a period of 5 years in accordance with § 14 Absatz 1 Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz (TzBfG), with remuneration based on the public sector pay scale at grade EG 13 TV-L.

Your tasks …

  • to transfer prototypical machine learning solutions for the automation of extracting and analyzing metadata from literature resources (metadata mining) into productive services
  • to develop and improve a suitable software architecture for the integration of these services in a modular system including storage and administration of corresponding data objects and interfacing with the other metadata systems at ZBW
  • to administrate, monitor and update this system
  • to document, version and publish the software developed in the process as open software in git-based environments in order to ensure reusability (within the possibilities of licensing)
  • optionally to conduct simple experiments in order to evaluate existing machine learning solutions for the extraction of metadata from textual material (language recognition, OCR, recognition of document structure, named entity recognition, etc.)

Your profile …

… essential qualifications / skills – you have:

  • Master or diploma in computer science, information technology, or in a related technical field with a strong orientation towards software development
  • high proficiency in Python and corresponding development platforms and software libraries
  • experience with the current methods of collaborative software development such as automated tests, code reviews and continuous integration, git-based sourcecode development
  • knowledge of software deployment via container technologies, especially Kubernetes (or proof of the ability to acquire that knowledge quickly, such as experience in deployment via Docker)
  • proficient use of the command line, knowledge of Linux-based systems
  • good command of written and spoken English (team language is English)

… desirable – you have:

  • experience in the administration of backend systems
  • good command of written and spoken German
  • strong communication skills and willingness to work together with stakeholders closely and to cater to their needs and working culture
  • interdisciplinary and intercultural competence

We expect you to be able to go on business trips and day trips to the respective other location of ZBW.

We offer …

  • an exciting task in a diverse environment where you can directly put forth your ideas and where both teamwork and room for personal development are essential
  • a work place in the centre of Hamburg or on the Firth of Kiel in a welcoming team
  • flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home (from a residence in Germany)
  • a subsidized job ticket for public transportation
  • old-age provision for the public sector (VBL)
  • part-time work is possible depending on the operational requirements at the time
  • Equal opportunity and family-friendly policies

Are you interested in joining the team?

Apply now (ID-No. A1-01).

For further information please contact Dr Anna Kasprzik (a.kasprzik[at], Tel. 0049-40-42834-425). Anna Kasprzik’s pronouns are they/them. Preferred way to address them is “Anna Kasprzik” instead of “Mr/Mrs/Ms Kasprzik”.

Interviews will be conducted via videoconferencing.

The foundation aims to increase the proportion of women in its staff in technical domains and encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Female candidates will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

Diversity is one of our core organizational values. We therefore welcome applications regardless of your nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and/or other world views, age, gender identity and expression, and sexual identity and orientation.

ZBW has an equal opportunities policy for persons with recognized disabilities. Disabled persons with the necessary qualifications will therefore be given priority.

You can find further information about our recruiting process on our career website.

Please submit your application with the relevant documents (such as cover letter, diplomas, certificates, or references), quoting the identification number A1-01, online or by post by August 24th, 2023 to:

ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
Düsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel

Please note that applications sent by e-mail are not encrypted and may be read by third parties on the Internet. You are free to choose the method of transmission; we treat postal and electronic applications equally.
Please do not submit a photo with your application.

We look forward to meeting you!

How to apply


ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
Düsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel

Git Python (Computer program language) Information technology Computer Science


Published: Friday, July 28, 2023 14:28 UTC

Last updated: Friday, July 28, 2023 14:28 UTC