Senior Web Developer (temporary employment)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 10 Oct 2022

Ref. No. SU FV-3479-22

at Nordita, Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics. Closing date: 10 October 2022.

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1957. It moved to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007, where it is jointly hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Research at Nordita covers a broad range of theoretical physics including astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, and statistical physics/complex systems. The research activity of the local academic staff is supplemented by Nordita Scientific Programs, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. There is also ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty and research staff at local universities. Further information about Nordita can be found at .

Main responsibilities
Nordita is looking for a highly skilled senior software designer to contribute to the redesign and upgrade of both the front- and back-end of our web site and online administration tools. The successful applicant will manage the project from conception to final product, working together with the local web development team to gather requirements, estimate assigned work effort and follow up completion dates, design, implement, test, document and deploy the web applications, and develop content maintenance and technical support routines for Nordita staff.

The web applications are to be developed in a Unix/Linux environment, with a web server like NGINX, database server like MySQL, and back-end languages such as PHP and Python, following standard software development methodologies and practices such as Domain Driven Design. Non-functional requirements such as security, performance, maintainability, scalability, usability, and reliability must be ensured for the applications.

Back-end development would involve developing well-functioning relational databases and applications, RESTful APIs, one or more Content Management Systems (CMS) at the customization, coding, and/or API level, where experience with ProcessWire is a bonus. The project should be maintained by a version control system such as Git, and development and deployment should implement CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery). Orchestration using Docker or similar technologies should be considered.

The visual design of application front-ends must be appealing as well as responsive across platforms. Front-end languages and libraries to be used would include HTML, CSS/SCSS, JavaScript/TypeScript, and React.

The applicant must be capable of managing a project from conception to final product, requiring good organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure a successful project completion. The applicant must be comfortable with the above mentioned development frameworks, languages, and third-party libraries. The working environment involves many contacts with researchers and other staff, so we attach great importance to personal qualities such as social competence and good cooperation and communication skills.

Qualification requirements
The applicant  university education related to Computer Science, and should be able to provide proof  upon request of several years of relevant work experience as a full stack developer.

Terms of employment
This is a part-time position for 1 year. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Administration Elizabeth Yang,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, , and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

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