Python/Qt Software Engineer (f/m/d) at European XFEL GmbH (Schenefeld, Deutschland)

Python/Qt Software Engineer (f/m/d) at European XFEL GmbH (Schenefeld, Deutschland)

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Location: Schenefeld, Deutschland
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-07-25 05:00:37

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European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques.

Our Controls group is looking for a

Python/Qt Software Engineer (f/m/d)

The Position

  • work with a cross function development team

  • maintain and develop the graphical user interface of the control system for the facility

  • gather experience on how the application is used in the field

  • join the controls team's support effort with on-call duty


  • completed academic degree in Computer Science (or a relevant field) or several years of relevant work experience

  • expert knowledge in object-oriented Python programming

  • expert knowledge in the Qt framework

  • data display experience is desirable

  • signal and data processing is desirable

  • knowledge of networking protocol and the Linux operating system is desirable

  • knowledge of Javascript, Typescript and experience in web Frontend development is desirable

  • availability to perform on-call duty outside of normal office hours

  • good communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary team

Our offer

Become part of a vibrant international and multicultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks, and shape your life upon trust-based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits, as well as subsidized job-tickets and meals at our company restaurant. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Company language is English, non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

Reference number: E-286

Duration: The appointment is limited to 2 years. An extension is possible.


Please apply online and provide a cover letter next to a CV in English, as well as your work certificates in one single PDF-file.

Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

Deadline: 31 August 2021

For additional information, please contact Alessandro Silenzi ([email protected]) .

Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found under

European XFEL GmbHHolzkoppel 4, 22869 Schenefeld,