Python Software Engineers

Updated: 6 months ago
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Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in IT&F department for several talented

Python Software Engineers

Job description

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica invite you to apply for a vacancy in IT&F.  The ideal candidates we are looking for are multiple software engineers.
Our current major software activity is re-building and re-styling of the CWI main website. The site is being transformed from a purely Plone based CMS, to a new platform using Wagtail/Django CMS & Plone.

Our projected development schedule includes projects such as:

  • Integration of an Application Tracking System into the new website
  • Generating a license manager overview to be accessible from the internet
  • Implementing and extending a publishing platform for hosting scientific journals
  • Implementing a more streamlined process for onboarding and offboarding personnel
  • building a service proxy, intended to easily host more than one SURFconext enabled application


Candidates are required to have several years of Python development experience, should have a broadly developed IT knowledge and be used to working independently. Familiar with modern software development methods and the knowledge of software revision systems. One of the main tasks will be maintain and further develop the systems we use for our internal and external information provisioning. Our development stack is Linux based, using Open Source tooling.
Experience with Plone CMS, CSS, HTML, Ngix, SSH, Gitlab / Github, General knowledge of open source solutions will be much appreciated.

Other required skills are Linux, Python, Wagtail, Django, Docker, docker-compose, or other container orchestration tools.
Gitlab ci/package/container registry.

Fluent in English and/or Dutch.

Terms and conditions

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The initial labour agreement will be for a period of 12 months with prospect of a permanent contract. The gross monthly salary for an employee on a full time basis, depending on relevant work experience, ranges from € 3,019 to € 4,789.

Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat employees.

Please visit our websites for more information about our terms of employment:  and

Information and application

All applications should include a detailed CV and motivation.

There is no closing date for this vacancy at this time. Once the vacancy is filled, we will close the publications.

For additional information about the vacancy, please contact Carl Schulz, Information Technology and Facilities Department Manager, email

For more information about CWI, please visit or watch our video about working at CWI

Diversity code

CWI encourages a diverse workforce: we endeavour to develop talent and creativity by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together. We recruit and select based on capabilities and talent. We strongly encourage everyone with the appropriate qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities.

About CWI

To find more information about the group, please visit the group page and watch their video.

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is an institute of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large. CWI is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 30 countries. The facilities are first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning, training, and courses. CWI is located at Amsterdam Science Park which is home to one of the largest concentrations of beta science in Europe. A melting pot of innovation. Companies looking to collaborate can work together with brilliant students, scientists and fellow entrepreneurs. Collectively they develop revolutionary solutions for today’s issues and tomorrow’s challenges.

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