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DESY offers challenging tasks in an international setting

For versatile and challenging tasks in an international environment DESY is seeking dedicated employees in the field of natural sciences, engineering and also in the technical and commercial sector.

For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

Software Engineer for PETRA IV Control System: High-Level-Controls

Remuneration Group 13


DESY, with its 2700 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.

DESY is currently in the technical design phase for the proposed diffraction-limited synchrotron light source PETRA IV. In cooperation with the group for accelerator physics, software applications for scientific accelerator operations (also known as high-level-controls applications) as well as interface software to the accelerator control system and supporting control system software are to be developed.

The position

  • Development, implementation and testing of new scientific and control system software
  • Adaptation, porting and testing of existing scientific and control system software
  • Participation in the high-level controls project team for the technical design phase of PETRA IV


  • Master degree in physics or computer science or equivalent qualification
  • Very good knowledge of the programming languages C++ and Python
  • Knowledge of the programming languages Java and MATLAB is desirable
  • Knowledge of modern process control software and accelerator physics
  • Good written and spoken English skills

For further information please contact Reinhard Bacher +49 40 8998-3056 (

The position is limited to 3 years.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-time work. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.

We are looking forward to your application via our application system:
Online Application
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: MMA008/2021
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: 07.03.2021