supervisor_account The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
room Laxenburg, Austria
stars Intermediate

Research Software Developer: Oracle and Java (m/f/x) at The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis


  • BS or MS (or equivalent, e.g., DIFH) in a field related to computer science and software development, and strong interest in scientific software development
  • Familiarity with designing and developing multiple-model data source management (use cases, data source and model descriptions and web interface), and developing metadata mappings and management software packages
  • Strong programming skills in java Spring framework, React java script
  • Familiarity with relevant tools and techniques (ORACLE RDBMS, JAVA Spring, React java script, JSON Processing and RESTful APIs) and an interest in extending existing skill set
  • Proficiency with Java programming and Oracle database highly desired
  • Understanding of methods and data exchange services
  • Knowledge of software architecture, i.e., system integration development
  • Full professional proficiency of English as a working language combined with excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills
  • Self-manager and ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently, as well as in close collaboration with a team
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual, data-driven information
  • IIASA offers an interdisciplinary and international workplace, and the possibility to interact with researchers of different nationalities, with strong ties to a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental systems research. The successful candidate must be able to work in, and have respect for, an intercultural environment, and IIASA core values.

Scope of Work

  • Assist in the software development and implementation of the new GAINS web application framework as outlined above
  • Assist in the GAINS data exchange service development
  • Improve the GAINS content and metadata management and administration features
  • In line with the team spirit that prevails at IIASA, the incumbent may occasionally work on other tasks assigned by their superiors, that might not be directly related to this appointment but where the post holder has relevant experience and skills, and/or a shortage of immediate personnel capabilities requires such.


A minimum gross full-time (40 hours per week) annual salary of EUR 41,700.00 for S2 Research Software Developers.

The advertised salary is:

  • Exempt from income tax in Austria.
  • Negotiable, based on the qualifications, skills and experience of the selected individual.
  • Subject to deductions for health insurance and/or social security.
  • Not directly comparable with other employers in Austria, due to the unique legal status and privileges granted to IIASA.
  • Subject to the principle of income aggregation (Progressionsvorbehalt in German).


  • Educational subsidies for children of school age enrolled in private schools in Austria.
  • A generous annual leave allowance.
  • Moving and settlement allowances and paid home leave for employees in scientific and professional categories hired from international locations.
  • Assistance for newcomers to Austria with visa, work and residency permit applications.
  • Support finding accommodation in Austria.
  • The option to become a member of a wide range of IIASA clubs such as the tennis, music, soccer,  and “women in science” club - to name but a few.
  • Further details here.  

About The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the twenty-first century. Our findings provide valuable options to policymakers to shape the future of our changing world. IIASA is independent and funded by prestigious research funding agencies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.


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