CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research)

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Computing Fellowship: Full-Stack Software Engineer at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research)

Expires tomorrow

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

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

Job Description

You will join the SCE department’s Service Management and Support group with a main focus on further developing and consolidating the CERN Service Management software platform, currently based on ServiceNow. Working together with business analysts and other developers in a cross-departmental developer team, you will participate to the configuration, customization, extension and support of the service management tools serving all services at CERN.

As a main assignment, you will take part in the renewal of the Service-Management platform, taking active part in the testing of alternatives and in the implementation of a new or improved solution.

You will be part of one of the product development teams where you will collaborate with agile team members, share responsibilities, contribute to pair programming and knowledge-sharing sessions, participate in code reviews and agile ceremonies. You will have a chance to work in various aspects of software development. Specifically, you will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Configure, enhance and integrate standard third-party provided software solutions (e.g. ERP systems such as Infor LN or others) run on premise or available in the cloud;
  • Designing, developing, and testing software (mostly web applications), using Java, together with frameworks in their respective ecosystems (e.g. Spring Boot), as primary backend technology;
  • Use front-end techniques like semantic and accessible HTML, CSS, JavaScript (ES6+), and HTML5 APIs;
  • Interact with (mostly relational) databases using SQL;
  • Extract and visualise data in forms, reports and dashboards;
  • Maintain, support and enhance existing (legacy) systems;
  • Provide end user support and carry out data migrations and software upgrades.


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:

For this position within the programme, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Strong programming skills (Java/JavaScript), , experience with modern web development technologies (HTML/CSS/JQuery/AngularJS), web application debugging and web services (REST/SOAP);
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Teamwork and good communication skills.;
  • Good working knowledge of English;

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience with the ServiceNow platform ;
  • Experience with complex data models, database design and data integration (ETL)

Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

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 5,305 to 6,586 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

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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 20 July 2021.