UPCOMING VACANCY

LOFAR Software Engineer

For the continuous development of our LOFAR telescope, we are looking for a software engineer to strengthen one of our SCRUM teams. LOFAR is a big, modern radio telescope with over 50 antenna fields across Europe. LOFAR provides petabyte-scale amounts of data, and the number of devices it encompasses is within the hundreds of thousands. The software development teams focus their efforts on monitoring and operating our telescopes and making sure the data can be stored, found, retrieved, and processed in one of our archives. The team you would join consists of software engineers to build the monitor and control applications that are close to the hardware of the stations and who automate the full lifecycle of software using CI/CD pipelines.

We need software engineers who help us:

  • Building software for a large research facility using Python.
  • Improve our relational and/ or time-series database technologies (such as PostgreSQL or Prometheus).
  • Apply principles from DevOps, like collaboration, automation, and continuous improvement.

Calling all talented software engineers who:

  • Know Python-based software for Linux environments.
  • Know Docker.
  • Experience building instruments or doing development work in Monitor and Control frameworks (Tango-Controls and/ or Grafana is a bonus).
  • Like working in a team and connecting to colleagues outside your functional area.

The job applications for this position would likely be open in the summer period this year and we expect to hire one person for the position.

 

 

Vacancies

Upcoming vacancies

Systems Engineer

We are continuously developing new, cutting-edge instruments for radio astronomy and are working on major upgrades of our current telescopes. As a Systems Engineer, you will oversee the instrument development process.

SDC Software Engineer

For our ongoing Science Data Centre (SDC) development, we are seeking a software engineer to strengthen Team Rainbow, one of our highly esteemed scrum teams. At the SDC, we strive to maximize the scientific impact of our world-leading instrumentation portfolio.

LOFAR Software Engineer

For the continuous development of our LOFAR telescope, we are looking for a software engineer to strengthen one of our SCRUM teams.

Bell Burnell Fellow

Bell Burnell Fellow will represent and reflect all of ASTRON’s foundational values as it continues its 75 year leadership in radio astronomy discovery and innovation. The fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity for a scientist to pursue innovative research and development in an institute that spans the entire spectrum of radio astronomy expertise – from development, to operation, to science frontiers. 

Word from a staff member
Marco Drost
Head Operations & Maintenance
The choice to work at ASTRON was one I could make immediate. I wanted to enjoy working in a high tech environment, but also have the opportunity to keep developing myself. The beautiful surroundings in which ASTRON is located, the Dwingelderveld, made my decision very easy.
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