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Computing Fellowship: Front-end Software Developer

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Junior - Only open to Nationals of all CERN Member States and Associate Member States - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
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Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

​CERNBox is the CERN cloud storage hub. It allows synchronizing and sharing files on all major desktop and mobile platforms (Linux, Windows, MacOSX, Android, iOS) aiming to provide universal access and offline availability to any data stored in the CERN EOS infrastructure. With more than 32000 users registered in the system and almost 10PB of data stored, CERNBox is an easily accessible cloud storage solution that also provides integration with other services for big science: visualization tools, interactive data analysis and real-time collaborative editing.

ScienceMesh is the future pan-European federation of sync and storage services for Science, based on Open Source Software and Open Standards. This federated network of institutional sites will also integrate tools aimed at empowering the work of scientists world wide: research environments, notebooks, collaboration and editing tools. ScienceMesh will provide an ecosystem of decentralized privacy-preserving applications available to a pan-European network of researchers, engineers, students and staff.

You will work on the design, development, integration and operation of interactive and front-end services; testing of the interoperable APIs as well as validation and system testing of all components of ScienceMesh.


Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (BSc or MSc level in computer science,engineering or another relevant course) and have no more than 4 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your degree;
  • Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience with web-fronted development: VueJS or similar frameworks (React);
  • Knowledge of JavaScript (ES6) class and component composition and object-oriented principles;
  • Experience testing and designing APIs based on industry best practices (OpenAPI, GRPC, GraphQL);
  • Experience creating, testing and maintaining user interfaces/design (UX/UI) that are intuitive, and simple to operate, using the latest web technologies (HTML5, CSS3/Less/Sass);
  • Familiarity with the agile software development process and tools, such as GIT.

Desired technical skills:

  • Container technologies in Linux (Docker, Kubernetes);
  • Continous Integration (CI) and Continous Deployment (CD);
  • Experience with system-level programming in C, C++ or Go is a plus.

Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.  

In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 5,281 to 6,558 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Your Life @CERN

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This is how you can apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification.

We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

All applications should reach us no later than 29 September 2020.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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