Open positions

Senior Software Engineer (80-100%)
Are you an enthusiastic, talented and experienced software engineer, at ease with the latest web technologies and OOP? Are you willing to take a role in the design and implementation of the next generation of web applications and infrastructures to be used by different research communities and to learn about social science and other research domains? Then join FORS IT group and take part in one of the most incredible social science developments.

Job Description

  • Work on all phases of application development (conception, development, testing and bug fixing, deployment, maintenance).
  • Consultancy, assistance, support and advice to end users.
  • Write architecture and design documents as well as technical specifications.
  • Perform peer reviews of solution designs and related code.
  • Share domain and technical expertise with other developers and teams.
  • Represent FORS in international projects and contribute to them.


  • Diploma or MSc in software engineering (university of applied sciences or equivalent).
  • Minimum 5 years of web software development experience.
  • Extensive experience in object-oriented design and development, with focus on web applications.
  • Proven experience in Python.
  • Practical experience with Javascript frameworks (Angular2+ preferred).
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in database design.
  • Ability to collect needs of users and to manage different phases of a software development.
  • Ability to work with users and co-developers to understand and improve development practices.
  • English and French or German, spoken and written.

Additional experience in following fields would be an asset: Agile methodologies, Django, Typescript, HTML5, REST APIs, Docker/Kubernetes, MySQL, TDD/BDD, Data archiving.

Interpersonal skills

  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Proactive, autonomous, and self-motivated
  • Working in team: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships.
  • Learning and sharing knowledge: keeping up-to-date with developments in own field of expertise and readily absorbing new information; sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching junior developers.
  • Achieving results: delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations.

Start date:1st November 2018 or by agreement.

For more information you may also contact he head of group IT, Ms Bojana Tasic :

Please submit your application in English (CV including monthly details, copies of degrees, motivation letter) via the following platform.