Published on 04.07.2024

Research Software Architect at DESY for Helmholtz Imaging

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This position was originally published in the job portal of DESY.

Apply by July 31, 2024 as a Research Software Architect at DESY!

DESY, with more than 3000 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world’s leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.

The DESY Information Technology (IT) group is actively involved in numerous prestigious national and European projects, dedicated to evaluating and advancing new and innovative IT technologies. As part of its commitment to supporting Al initiatives within the Helmholtz Association, DESY has secured funding to develop and maintain a professional Model Zoo accessible to all Helmholtz members. This Model Zoo will encompass a wide range of scientific domains represented within the Helmholtz Association. The models will be deployed on cutting‑edge high‑performance computing (HPC) technologies to ensure optimal performance and scalability.

About your role:

  • Develop the cloud infrastructure for the Model Zoo
  • Create a concept for the establishment of a web service for Al model deployment
  • Coordinate the implementation of the cloud service, including UX design
  • Develop software to automate the processes for deploying new models
  • Design the utilization of DESY HPC resources and integrate high‑performance storage systems
  • Provide documentation and conduct training sessions for scientific users
  • Present the cloud service at conferences and workshops

About you:

  • You have completed at least a master’s degree in computer science, physics, mathematics or related subjects, or comparable knowledge
  • You are passionate about designing and building infrastructure that enables scientists to access essential cloud services effortlessly
  • You have knowledge of web technologies such as Rest APls, OpenlD‑connect, web frameworks or similar
  • You are a communicative team player who enjoys working in large international teams and who is open to travel
  • Your previous experience in large‑scale projects involving geographically dispersed teams will be an asset
  • You have good spoken and written command of the English language

Good reasons to join:

  • Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. Respectful cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees are particularly important to us. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work‑life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time, job-sharing models and participation in mobile work (up to 50 %). You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public funded employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the
  • TV‑AVH. DESY offers its employees a financial supplement for a German job ticket.

For further information please contact Patrick Fuhrmann at +49 40 8998‑4474 (

Please submit your complete application documents (letter of motivation, CV and relevant certificates) via DESY’s application portal:

Apply now!

DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position.

Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified (

You can find further information here:

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392