04/11/2019

Research Software Engineer (Digital Humanities)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceProgramming
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    09/12/2019 10:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Madrid
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    15/01/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    POSTDATA GA 679528

We are looking for one (1) Research Software Engineer (Digital Humanities) for the ERC research project POSTDATA http://postdata.linhd.es/. The project, born at the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab from UNED, LINHD, is a Digital Humanities project that deals with poetry analysis, standardization and classification. It combines semantic web technologies, natural language processing and digital scholarship editing with the analysis of more than 30 poetry projects and databases in different European languages. The team is an interdisciplinary group of high-qualified researchers from different disciplines, from linguistics, philology and literature to computer science, mathematics and semantic web engineers.

Main duties:

· Design, develop, test, and deploy applications that involve multiple services.

· Maintenance of deployed applications and servers.

· Document all software practices and artifacts.

Benefits

Working in a dynamic and multilingual environment

Academic mentoring and EU project experience

Individual development and training opportunities

Participation in events and conference in the Digital Humanities field with travel expenses for some conferences, seminars and training events covered

The researcher will have all the contract benefits that a UNED researcher has: vacation according to the time worked, discount in public transport, etc.

Selection process

The selection of a researcher will take place in 3 steps:

  1. First step will be to evaluate all the CVs received 
  2. Second step we will arrange meeting face to face or virtual with the selected candidates 
  3. Third step we will offer a contract to the chosen candidate

Additional comments

Candidates must sent a short CV (maximum 4 pages) and a motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining why they fit for the position, with references to previous projects developed. CVs sent in other formats or motivation letters missing will NOT be accepted.

Mandatory SUBJECT of email message: POSTDATA Research Software Engineer Application _ LastName, Name

The positions will be filled as soon as we find a candidate suitable for it. Don't wait until the last minute!

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceProgramming
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    TechnologyComputer technology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Technology: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    SPANISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Organisation
  • High level of English and good level of Spanish

Specific Requirements

· Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

· Expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications to servers on premises or in the cloud.

· Proficiency with application design and data modeling.

· Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.

· Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.

· Ability to lead activities on structured team development projects.

· Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.

· Experience with software languages, preferably Python and JavaScript, and modern web application frameworks, especially React and Django. Experience with relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL); and with Linked Data technologies is preferred.

· Familiarity with version control systems (git) and code repositories (GitHub).

· Experience developing dynamic and interactive media, and/or interactive scholarly works. experience implementing best practices for responsive design and accessibility is a plus.

· Familiarity with agile software development practices.

· Languages: English (Excellent) and Spanish (Excellent)

Desirable:

· An advanced degree in the social sciences, humanities, computer science or a related area is highly desirable.

· Data analysis experience and analytic knowledge (e.g., R, Julia, STATA, SPSS, or other statistical packages).

· Graphic and information design.

· Additional languages (modern or historical varieties).

· Linux shell, shell scripting.

. NLP abilities appreciated

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Spain
Madrid
28040
CALLE JUAN DEL ROSAL, 16

EURAXESS offer ID: 460131

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