Computing Fellowship: Full-Stack Software Developer

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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

We are looking for a Full-Stack Software Developer to join CERN.

You will be part of one of the product development teams where you will collaborate with agile team members, share responsibilities, contribute to pair programming and knowledge-sharing sessions, participate in code reviews and agile ceremonies. Specifically, you will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and test software (mostly web applications), using Java and .NET, together with frameworks in their respective ecosystems (e.g. Spring Boot), as primary backend technology.
  • Use front-end techniques like semantic and accessible HTML, CSS, JavaScript (ES6+), and HTML5 APIs.
  • Interact with (mostly relational) databases using SQL.
  • Extract and visualise data in forms, reports and dashboards.
  • Configure and writing software to integrate standard third-party provided software solutions run on premise or available in the cloud.
  • Maintain, support and enhance existing (legacy) systems.
  • Provide end user support and carry out data migrations and software upgrades.


Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State
  • You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other related field.
  • You have no more than 4 years’ experience after completing your highest diploma.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Use of object-oriented programming languages (e.g. Java, C#, Python);
  • Version control systems’ experience, particularly, Git;
  • Being at ease working with both new and legacy systems;
  • Initial experience with web development technologies (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related frameworks, such as React);
  • Initial experience with relational databases and SQL;
  • Creative problem solving and communication skills.

Desired technical skills:

  • Exposure in working in a lean/agile environment.
  • Experience in working with data warehouses, data integration / ETL tools, message/event processing systems.
  • Knowledge of reporting/dashboarding tools and techniques.

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 5 April 2020.

Please make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents.

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