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Computing Fellowship: Front-end Software Engineer

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Grade 5 - Technical or Administrative roles - Only open to Nationals of all CERN Member States and Associate Member States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date:

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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

InvenioRDM is a turn-key research data management platform for academic institutions around the globe that helps to share, archive and preserve large amounts of research. The project is currently in development and expected to be launched during 2021, and will be deployed for several high-profile repositories like Zenodo with 10+ million visitors per year and petabytes of research data. InvenioRDM is an Open Source Project led by CERN and developed in collaboration with a group of international partners.

ScienceMesh is the future pan-European service developed by CERN and 11 other partner institutions, integrating the existing sync and share services such as CERNBox and research data repositories such as Zenodo in a federated collaborative service. The service will empower scientists world-wide to do better and faster researc .

You will work on the integration of InvenioRDM into ScienceMesh. You will have an opportunity to be part of both the InvenioRDM and CERNBox teams, in CERN’s IT Department. As part of those teams, you will:

  • Participate in several Open Source projects and truly international collaborations with dozens of developers;
  • Work closely with developers and users, prototyping solutions and iterating on them in an agile environment;
  • Champion the User Experience of InvenioRDM and it’s integration into ScienceMesh;
  • Participate in the open-source community providing help and support;
  • Maintain code repositories and take part in code reviews of Open Source projects.


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:

  • Frontend development experience for production-level services in React/VueJS;
  • Integration of backend and frontend web services as a strong understanding of REST APIs and HTTP protocol;
  • Passionate about building top-of-the-class User Experience at all levels of a product with strong attention to detail;
  • You value learning and sharing knowledge with colleagues, following best open-source collaborative practices and egoless programming;
  • Passionate about software development and building and evolving robust, secure, well-tested software components and tools;
  • You enjoy working in a small agile software development team building practical solutions in close collaboration with users and external partners.

Desired technical skills:

Professional experience in one or more of the following would be an asset:

  • Experience with designing mockups and working with users/clients;
  • Full-stack experience (or interest), in particular with developing backend Python web services in frameworks such as Flask or Django;
  • Domain knowledge about research data management (RDM) and developing services for researchers.

​​​​​​​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 28 January 2021.

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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