Student Assistant - Software Development

Young Researchers Berlin
Cultural Studies

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Job Offer from January 11, 2018

The Artefacts, Action and Knowledge Department (Dept. III) of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin is looking to employ a student assistant (up to 60 hours per month), starting as soon as possible, limited until September 30th, 2018, with the possibility of extension, to work on the Asia Network project (software development).

Asia Network is currently developing a research infrastructure for East Asian-language resources, using technologies such as Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL and Javascript. The student assistant will be responsible for developing features for this infrastructure, using the Ruby (Rails) and Javascript languages in the framework of an agile development methodology. The student will report to Asia Network’s IT architect.

Desired skills

  • knowledge of Docker
  • knowledge of Ruby on Rails (or another MVC framework such as Django)
  • working knowledge of Javascript
  • awareness of best practices in software development methodology (unit testing, code cleanliness)
  • knowledge of GIT
  • knowledge of REST protocol

Your tasks

The tasks performed by the student assistant will be the following

  • feature development for Asia Network’s research infrastructure using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and Javascript (Jquery and Vue.js)
  • functionality design and implementation for Asia Network’s research infrastructure using the UML language and modelling tools (such as Balsamiq)

Our offer

Applicants must be in at least their third semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. The salary is paid according to the rates for student employment in the frame of the Max Planck Society’s program to support junior scientists.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer; the Society is committed to promoting more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Your application

Please apply on our institute application portal attaching a letter of application, CV, and a scan of your current certificate of enrolment/Studienbescheinigung  by February 1st, 2018. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

For further information please contact , Asia Network’s IT Architect in Dept. III.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin

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