Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL
8903 Birmensdorf
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The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. Approximately 600 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.

Full-Stack Software Developer Environmental Data Portal (50-80%)

In accordance with its mandate, the Directorate has defined the development of an environmental data portal as a strategic focus for WSL. The central goal of the initiative is to add value to WSL’s rich reservoir of environmental monitoring and research data. By appointment, the WSL offers a position for 2 years (with option of extension) as

You will be part of a small and innovative team in charge of the further development of the environmental data portal EnviDat ( You will be responsible for the implementation and testing of various technical aspects, in particular for the management, registration and storage of (spatial) research data and associated metadata. You will develop new functionalities for (meta)data import and for connecting and integrating existing (spatial) data, (geo)databases and information systems, with a focus on Web-GIS. You are expected to assist the technical coordinator in the development of innovative concepts and solutions for the integration of large raster and vector geospatial research data. You will also be involved in related smaller projects which are being developed directly with research units of WSL. The maintenance and adaptation of existing EnviDat frontend, backend and databases will also be part of your responsibilities. Moreover, you will provide user support.
You have a degree in geomatics, geography or computer science (or comparable experience) and you are skilled in software development and in the technical implementation of computer science projects. You possess excellent frontend development skills (JavaScript, CSS, vue.js); as well as skills in backend programming (Python and/or Java). Experience with spatial databases (PostgreSQL/PostGIS), open-source GIS libraries and frameworks (GDAL/OGR, Leaflet), scientific data visualization and community-based software development (especially CKAN) is a plus. You enjoy working in a small and agile team with new technologies. You feel confident to work with a high degree of autonomy to bring in your innovative ideas for improving the EnviDat services for WSL scientists. You are reliable, a team player and fluent in German and English.

Please send your complete application to Stefania Pe, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Gian-Kasper Plattner, phone +41 (0)44 739 23 08, or Ionuț Iosifescu, phone +41 (0)44 739 28 71, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. The WSL strives to increase the proportion of women in its employment, which is why qualified women are particularly called upon to apply for this position.
Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf