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Job: Junior / Medior Scientific Software Engineer

Active since 16-08-2017 Job category Science, research & development
Location Utrecht Level Entry level / Graduate
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 32 - 40 Salary -
Did you recently get your Master’s degree in Computer science or in a related study, or are you about to graduate? Are you ready for a challenge in the field of groundwater, and to work on smart solutions for delta issues? Then read on! Deltares is looking for a:

Junior / Medior Scientific Software Engineer

The job

  • You develop user-friendly scientific software tools for groundwater and subsurface research;
  • You work together with scientific software engineers and geohydrologcial experts;
  • You analyze the software requirements together with product owners and specialists;
  • To explore the latest IT technologies to accelerate the software for simulating groundwater flow, water availability and water quality from catchment to global scale;
  • You explore the possibilities of new technologies for application in the field of groundwater modeling;
  • You will be part of a team of scientific software engineers, who work in close cooperation with each other.

We offer a junior or medior position in close cooperation between the Deltares Software Centre and Unit Subsurface and Groundwater Systems.

The Deltares Software Centre develops numerical simulation software, where we make use of various techniques such as flexible grids, high performance computing, modeling frameworks and user interfaces. Our staff works with modern development techniques such as Agile, TDD and XP. The user interfaces are mostly written in C#, the numerical simulation software in Fortran and early warning systems in Java. We use Python and C + + as well.
The Unit Subsurface and Groundwater Systems conducts research and provides specialist advice on groundwater and the subsurface, for authorities and the corporate sector. The essence of our work is the development-, application- and sharing of knowledge in partnerships with universities, other research institutions, governmental agencies and businesses alike.

The position will be based in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Job qualifications

  • You have completed a M.Sc. in Computer Science and have affinity with scientific software, ideally related to hydrodynamics (e.g. computational fluid dynamics, Darcy flow), or
  • You have completed a M.Sc. on a hydrodynamic or geohydrological topic and have experience in programming scientific software;
  • You have experience with high level programming languages (FORTRAN, C++). Experience with Python, Java and parallel computing (MPI) is a plus;
  • You have the ambition to develop high-quality software in a scientific environment;
  • You are eager to work on new technological challenges;
  • You have the competence to develop solutions for complex problems;
  • You have good social and communication skills;
  • Individually as well as in a team you thrive and exceed;
  • You speak English fluently, and Dutch as well, or you are willing to learn Dutch.

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Worldwide we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society in the Netherlands and internationally. To obtain this goal we develop our own knowledge, innovative software and services. Our software is used worldwide by engineering firms, governments and research institutes for the simulation of processes in surface water, groundwater and soil. The results generated by the use of our software are applied in policymaking, operational management and evaluation. For example, we develop flood early warning systems and assessment software for flood risk management. At Deltares the quality of our expertise and advice is of foremost importance. Enabling Delta Life is our core business.

We offer
We offer an informal, dynamic and challenging working environment. Your personal development and building your curriculum is important to us. We offer excellent training opportunities and future perspective. Further growth is possible, for example in the project team as scrum master, architect or project manager, but also to a higher position in research/science.


Are you interested in this job and do you fit the job qualifications? Then apply directly via the apply button. Upload your CV and cover letter and we will get in touch with you within four weeks after the closing date.

Please note, all applications should be submitted via Qandidate.
Closing date: August 23, 2017.

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Key words: Fortran, C++, Python, MPI, Java, developer, scientific, software, junior, medior

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Business services
Region Utrecht

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Name Sollicitatie Deltares