Control Software Engineer (SCADA/C++) (HSE-TS-CS-2024-30-GRAP)

  • Full-time

Job Description

Your responsibilities

Take your computing career to the next level: accelerate your software skills with CERN!

Do you hold a Master's or a PhD degree in computer science, software engineering or equivalent? Are you experienced with different programming techniques and languages, control software, and the application of software life-cycle tools and procedures, including functional specification review, testing and DevOps?

If you're team-spirited, curious, eager to contribute your know-how but also to learn and grow in a cutting edge computing environment that brings tangible results for World's largest particle physics research lab, CERN, this is the place for you to expand your experience in a unique setting, applying your programming skills to diverse environments.

You will join the REMUS team (Radiation and Environment Supervision Unified Supervision) within the Computing Support section of the Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental protection (HSE) Unit, developing projects at the heart of CERN's operations for optimal monitoring and control. These projects include topics such as real-time river water quality measuring as well as site gate monitoring which assesses the level of radiation in vehicles exiting the CERN site. These are but a few of the projects you would get to work on when you join.

Within these projects, this role will see you take part in the analysis, design and implementation of software components for the REMUS system, based on CERN standard SCADA WinCC OA. You will work with a tech stack including Modern C++, ORACLE, WinCC OA, to develop software interfacing instrumentation with the supervisory system, perform data management and software integration with external systems and services.

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Skills and/or knowledge

  • Knowledge of programming techniques and languages: including object-oriented and multi-threading programming.
  • Knowledge of C++ language.
  • Knowledge and application of software life-cycle tools and procedures: including DevOps (git, CI/CD).
  • Testing, diagnosing and optimization of software.
  • Design of databases/repositories: Oracle SQL or equivalent.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Information Technology (or a related field) and have either:
    • a Master's degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 01 April 2024 at 23:59 CET.

Job reference: HSE-TS-CS-2024-30-GRAP

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-June-2024

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 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: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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

We are on a Quest. A Journey into discovery like no other. Bring your expertise to our unique work and develop your knowledge and skills at pace. Join world-class subject matter experts on unique projects, in a Quest for greater knowledge and deeper understanding.

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