Back-end Software Developer for Cooling Singapore 2.0

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

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90%-100%, Singapore, fixed-term


ETH Zurich is one of the leading universities of the world with a strong focus on science and engineering. In 2010 it established the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF) to do interdisciplinary research on pressing problems.

The Singapore-ETH Centre is home to a community of doctoral, postdoctoral and professorial researchers working in three main programmes: Future Cities LaboratoryFuture Resilient Systems, and Future Health Technologies. The centre provides a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment to researchers working on diverse themes, with the shared vision of translating research to practical solutions for more sustainable and liveable cities, resilient physical and social urban systems, and patient-centric healthcare systems.


Project background

SEC is leading the interdisciplinary Cooling Singapore 2.0 project – a collaboration between ETH Zurich, SMU, TUM, MIT, Cambridge and NUS. The project is dedicated to reducing the urban heat island and improving the outdoor thermal comfort in Singapore. The project aims to develop a Digital Urban Climate Twin (DUCT) for Singapore. This includes development, deployment and operations of the necessary technical infrastructure and integration of a variety of computational models for anthropogenic heat emissions and urban climate simulations. The DUCT will feature a sophisticated user interface and multiple applications to support government agencies and planning authorities in assessing strategies for reducing urban heat in a holistic, systematic and interactive manner.


Job description

We are looking for a talented individual to join our interdisciplinary team based at the Singapore ETH-Centre. We are looking for an experienced software developer who is proficient in Python and server-side software development. Your primary focus will be on developing, testing, deploying and operating application server components. You will ensure that these components and the overall application are robust and easy to maintain. You will coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the application. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving is important.

We are looking for candidates who are interested in working in a multi-disciplinary and international research environment with flat hierarchies and a start-up vibe; who are driven by curiosity and not afraid of learning new things.


Your profile

You are required to have:

  • Relevant degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (e.g., BSc, MSc, PhD or equivalent) and a proven track record (min 2 years) in software engineering.
  • Solid experience with Unix-style operating systems (e.g., Ubuntu, CentOS, MacOS).
  • Solid general software engineering skills.
  • Excellent coding skills in Python.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (must be able to clearly articulate ideas and concepts to domain experts).
  • Ability to take ownership and work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written.

You are expected to have working experience (in at least two) of the following:

  • Cloud computing environments (e.g., Google Cloud Engine)
  • IT/security/administration (e.g., VMs, VPNs)
  • Web service technology (e.g., REST)
  • Other programming/scripting languages (e.g., JavaScript, Bash)

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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