Fellowship in Full-Stack Software Developement for the IMPACT Project


Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.


Job Description

As a Full-Stack Software Developer, you will join a dynamic team with strong technical skills that sits at the intersection of modern software development, asset management, DevOps and machine learning.

In this fast-paced environment, you will help us build the next generation of the IMPACT (Intervention Management Planning and Coordination Tool) platform which serves as a central repository to coordinate and approve work in any of CERN’s accelerators, experiments, and infrastructure facilities.

In your new position you will:

  • Participate in the system design of the client-side and server-side architecture of the IMPACT platform;
  • Work closely with the rest of the team and create elegant, responsive, and user-friendly UI;
  • Design, develop and maintain RESTful APIs used by the frontend;
  • Mentor more junior members of the team;
  • Write technical documentation;
  • Participate in the common user support effort.



Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (BSc or MSc level in computer science, engineering or another relevant course) and have no more than 4 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your degree;

Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience in professional software development with back-end and front-end technologies (Java, Spring Boot or Java EE, JavaScript, HTML5, React);
  • Proficiency in writing JavaScript single web page applications with React or similar framework;
  • Awareness of the interplay between HTML, CSS and JavaScript and the ability to dynamically build and modify elements on a page with ease;
  • Hands-on experience with continuous build and automatic testing;
  • Hands-on experience in using collaborative code repository inside a team (git, GitLab, GitHub).


Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.  

In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months;
  • A stipend ranging from 5,321 to 6,606 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva;
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Your Life @CERN

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at CERN: https://careers.cern/benefits and https://careers.cern/our-people

This is how you can apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification.

We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

All applications should reach us no later than 31 March 2022.