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Tech­ni­sche Infor­ma­ti­ons­bi­blio­thek (TIB) - Pro­gram Area C, Rese­arch and Devel­op­ment

TIB, being part of the Leib­niz Rese­arch Asso­ci­ation, is with around 550 employ­ees one of the lar­gest tech­nical inform­a­tion cen­tres in Ger­many, hav­ing three main func­tions:

1. Act­ing in the capa­city of the Leib­niz Inform­a­tion Centre for Sci­ence and Tech­no­logy, our for­ward-look­ing ser­vices secure the infra­struc­tural require­ments for pro­vid­ing rese­arch­ers in sci­ence and indus­try with high-qual­ity inform­a­tion and lit­er­at­ure.
2. Car­ry­ing out cut­ting edge rese­arch to fur­ther expand TIB’s role as a Ger­man inform­a­tion centre for the digit­isa­tion of sci­ence and tech­no­logy.
3. Offer lib­rary ser­vices for the Leib­niz Uni­ver­sity Han­nover.

Soft­ware developer Con­fID­ent pro­ject (m/f/d)

Work­ing field:

TIB – Leib­niz Inform­a­tion Centre for Sci­ence and Tech­no­logy and the depart­ment Inform­a­tion Sys­tems & Data­bases at RWTH Aachen Uni­versity (Chair of Com­puter Sci­ence 5) work together in the Con­fID­ent pro­ject on the devel­op­ment of a ser­vice plat­form for sci­entific events. The goal of the pro­ject, which is sup­por­ted by the Ger­man Research Found­a­tion (DFG), is to make the descript­ive metadata for con­fer­ences and other formats of sci­entific events per­man­ently access­ible and to make them avail­able in the highest pos­sible qual­ity through auto­mated pro­cesses and sci­entific data cur­a­tion. Con­fID­ent as a sus­tain­able ser­vice addresses research­ers who search for and pub­lish inform­a­tion on sci­entific events, as well as uni­versit­ies, inform­a­tion infra­struc­ture insti­tu­tions, spe­cial­ised soci­et­ies, pub­lish­ers and fund­ing agen­cies.

Your tasks will focus on
  • Improve­ment of the user inter­face by improv­ing or imple­ment­ing Semantic Media Wiki skins or develop a sep­ar­ate fron­tend always under con­sid­er­a­tion of user require­ments
  • Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the devel­op­ment of the tech­nical infra­struc­ture
  • Devel­op­ment of tech­nical solu­tions for the import of semi-struc­tured con­fer­ence metadata, its pre­par­a­tion, the export of the pre­pared metadata and the access to it via an inter­face
  • Devel­op­ment of a sys­tem­atic approach for the qual­ity con­trol of user-gen­er­ated con­tent, imple­ment­a­tion of user veri­fic­a­tion mech­an­isms and tech­nical imple­ment­a­tion of rights and role man­age­ment
  • Inde­pend­ent coordin­a­tion of tasks with pro­ject part­ners
  • Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the sci­entific dis­course within the pro­ject (sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions, con­fer­ence con­tri­bu­tions, etc.) as well as par­ti­cip­a­tion in national and inter­na­tional com­mit­tees and work­ing groups for the fur­ther devel­op­ment of the pro­ject-rel­ev­ant top­ics


  • Uni­versity degree (Mas­ter or com­par­able), prefer­ably in com­puter sci­ence, math­em­at­ics or a related field
  • Very good know­ledge of Python, PHP, MySQL or other mod­ern soft­ware devel­op­ment meth­ods (in par­tic­u­lar agile Meth­ods, DevOps)
  • Expert­ise in data man­age­ment (includ­ing con­ver­sion and cur­a­tion of data in dif­fer­ent formats like CSV, RDF or JSON)
  • Expert­ise in the devel­op­ment of Medi­aWiki or Semantic Medi­aWiki applic­a­tions
  • Very good know­ledge of the Eng­lish lan­guage in writ­ten and spoken form
  • Proven team player in an soft­ware devel­op­ment envir­on­ment

Desired addi­tions to your pro­file
  • Exper­i­ence and interest in user centred design, human-com­puter inter­ac­tion and mod­ern web-UI devel­op­ment and applic­a­tions that deal with crowd­sourcing or col­lab­or­at­ive com­munit­ies
  • Know­ledge of semantic tech­no­lo­gies, linked open data, data ana­lysis and digital lib­rar­ies
  • Exper­i­ence with JavaS­cript, CSS and the devel­op­ment of Medi­aWiki-skins

What we of­fer:

In TIB’s Research and Devel­op­ment Depart­ment, you have the oppor­tun­ity to fur­ther your sci­entific devel­op­ment in a dynamic and excel­lent research envir­on­ment. We provide a sci­en­tific­ally and intel­lec­tu­ally inspir­ing envir­on­ment with an entre­pren­eur­ial mind­set embed­ded in a lead­ing tech­nical uni­versity and one of the largest tech­nical inform­a­tion centres being part of the Leib­niz Asso­ci­ation.

The research depart­ment at the TIB is rel­at­ively young and offers many oppor­tun­it­ies. It is our vis­ion to rethink the rep­res­ent­a­tion and pro­vi­sion of data and inform­a­tion and to organ­ize them in an Open Research Know­ledge Graph (ORKG) in the future. There is a close cooper­a­tion with the L3S Research Centre at Leib­niz Uni­versity Han­nover, one of the world's lead­ing research insti­tutes in the field of Web & Data Sci­ence, within the Leib­niz Joint Lab Data Sci­ence & Open Know­ledge.

Last but not least, we attach great import­ance to an open and cre­at­ive work­ing atmo­sphere in which it is fun to work.

Fur­ther­more, we offer
  • Fund­ing for neces­sary equip­ment, con­fer­ence and research visit travel
  • Can­did­ates will work in the con­text of a national research and innov­a­tion pro­ject
  • A port­fo­lio of tech­no­logy com­pon­ents to build on, includ­ing ORKG, Open­Re­, TIB AV-Portal, DBpe­ and other
  • A mod­ern work­place in a cent­ral loc­a­tion of Han­over with a col­legial, attract­ive and ver­sat­ile work­ing envir­on­ment
  • Flex­ible work­ing hours (flexi­time) as well as offers for recon­cil­ing work and fam­ily life such as mobile work
  • An employer with a wide range of internal and external fur­ther edu­ca­tion and train­ing meas­ures, work­place health pro­mo­tion and a sup­ple­ment­ary pen­sion scheme for the pub­lic sec­tor (VBL)
  • Dis­count for employ­ees in the canteens of the Stu­den­ten­werk Han­nover as well as the pos­sib­il­ity to use the vari­ous offers of the Uni­versity Sports Han­nover
  • A job in the pub­lic ser­vice with a salary in pay scale group 13 TV-L accord­ing to the pro­vi­sions of the col­lect­ive agree­ment for the pub­lic ser­vice in Ger­many (TV-L), includ­ing a spe­cial annual pay­ment and 30 days of vaca­tion per year

If you are inter­ested, ques­tions regard­ing the pos­i­tion can be addressed to Julian Franken by mail at

How to ap­ply:

We look for­ward to receiv­ing your applic­a­tion. Please enclose a let­ter of recom­mend­a­tion and a motiv­a­tional state­ment with your applic­a­tion. To sub­mit your applic­a­tion, please use the online applic­a­tion form on our homepage.

Paper applic­a­tions are also pos­sible on an equal basis. In this case, please send your com­plete applic­a­tion doc­u­ments with the sub­ject 13/2021 before March 16, 2021 addressed to the given address or altern­at­ively as a single PDF doc­u­ment file to For applic­a­tions in digital from, please send a PDF file with a max­imum size of 10 MB.

TIB is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer, provid­ing ideal work­ing con­di­tions, and con­tinu­ously tak­ing action to enable its employ­ees to com­bine career interests with fam­ily life.

Severely dis­abled can­did­ates with com­par­able qual­i­fic­a­tions will be given pref­er­en­tial treat­ment.

Please note that your applic­a­tion doc­u­ments will not be returned and applic­a­tion and travel costs can­not be reim­bursed.

Please indic­ate in the sub­ject line of your applic­a­tion through which job board you became aware of our offer.