Job offering: Scientific Software Engineer
The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF, www.dipf.de<http://www.dipf.de>)
is a national centre for educational research and educational information; it is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states. DIPF is a member of the Leibniz Association operating from locations in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, with around 300 employees.
Become part of the research and service structure for Technology-Based Assessment (TBA). The TBA centre is an innovator in national and international research and application projects and a key player in digital assessment and education.
The TBA centre develops solutions to administer technology-based assessments (e.g. tests, questionnaires) by means of heterogeneous infrastructures and assessment methods(e.g. online, offline, app-based, with or without test administrators, etc.). Additionally, the centre develops delivery systems incl. mechanisms for the results feedback and deployment. For further developing our HTML5-based assessment software that supports various delivery architectures the TBA centre is seeking to employ a
Scientific Software Engineer (full time, limited until 31.12.2019, salary based on EG 13 TV-H*) for the location in Frankfurt am Main.
– Research and development of architectures and data models to
integrate assessment components into delivery architectures and ICT
– Design based research to integrate assessment components into existing
deliveries based on existing assessment software or ICT infrastructure as
well as on national and international projects
– Independent prototyping, planning, implementation and testing
(incl. writing documentation) of a modern delivery system for HTML5-based
assessment components into heterogeneous infrastructures
– Identification of further development needs of current learning technology
standards (e.g. LTI, QTI, SCORM, xAPI) with regard to the integration of
assessment components including their underlying data models
– Scientific publishing on the activities described above is desired and
– An excellent university degree in Computer Science (Master/diploma) or related field
– Sound technical knowledge and relevant experience (at least 2 years) in the
following technical areas:
o WWW technologies (and protocols)
o Data representation languages (at least JSON, ideally JSON schema and XML schema)
o Advanced web interoperability standards
o Software development for mobile devices
o A programming language for data manipulation (such as: R, Python
Knowledge on programming languages such as Java or C# is a plus.
– Analytical skills, structured and independent working as well as commitment,
high motivation and ability to work under pressure
– Good knowledge of English (written and spoken)
– Ability for interdisciplinary and international collaboration, team communication
and willingness to travel
We offer a demanding and challenging environment, a modern workplace, good conditions for balancing work and family life (e.g. flexible working-hours and home office options), a pleasant work atmosphere and development perspectives (training opportunities). Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants will, in principle, be able to work part-time provided that job-related requirements are appropriately considered. Equally qualified persons with disabilities will be favoured.
Please submit your application and standard documents ñ preferably in electronic format in a single pdf file – quoting the reference number IZB 2018-11. The closing date is 25.06.2018. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Paul Libbrecht, firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>, PO Box 900270, 60442 Frankfurt am Main. You will find general information on the website of the TBA Centre (http://tba.dipf.de/). Any further inquiry should be addressed to Paul Libbrecht (069-24708-811), Paul.Libbrecht@dipf.de<mailto:Paul.Libbrecht@dipf.de>.
* Labour agreement for public service in the state of Hesse