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Date: Fri Mar 29 09:29:50 2019
Subject: 19.03.29 Job Opening: Research Software Engineer for Materials Modeling, SCM, Amsterdam, NL

SCM is a growing and profitable scientific software company in Amsterdam, developing and marketing software in computational (quantum) chemistry and materials science for over 20 years. For further expansion of our activities we now create a job opening with prospect of permanent employment in our core development team for an all-round computer scientist / research software engineer.

Ideal candidates must possess advanced experience in several of the following areas: Python, workflows, databases, high-performance computing (parallel, GPU), high-throughput, advanced scripting, cloud computing, data science and other technical aspects of modern computational atomistic research.

The successful candidate will, together with several other SCM developers and alongside other projects, be involved in the ReaxPro project. ReaxPro is a 4-year and 4.1 million EUR H2020 initiative coordinated by SCM that brings together atomistic, mesoscale and macroscale simulation tools into a platform for multiscale modeling of reactive materials and processes.

Job requirements:

  • Excellent software development skills experience in writing modular, reusable, efficient quality code in various programming languages (including Python) is crucially important.
  • Experience with workflows and database development.
  • Experience with one or more of: high-performance computing, parallel programming, porting code to other platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • All-round technical skills (UNIX, debugging, system administration, automated testing, etc.).
  • MSc or PhD degree in relevant field (e.g. computer science, computational chemistry or materials science), and/or several years of relevant software development and/or IT experience.

Desirable additional knowledge and experience:

  • Experience with programming in a team, in a large-scale software packages (>100,000 lines of code).
  • Working knowledge of Fortran(90,2003), GUI development.
  • Team player, with good two-way communication skills, self-motivated and independent worker.
  • Familiarity and affinity with physics and chemistry, in particular atomistic modeling.

What we offer:

  • This position will initially be for one year but is intended to be extended and become permanent in case of mutual satisfaction.
  • The position is available immediately but there is flexibility concerning the starting date.
  • Attractive, competitive salary, bonus, as well as relocation costs and secondary benefits (including pension fund), above the level of such a position at a Dutch university.
  • 34 holidays/year on top of national holidays.
  • Tax benefits (30% of salary tax-free) are usually applicable in The Netherlands (depending on circumstances) for a successful candidate from abroad.
  • This is a full-time (preferred) or part-time (at least 0.7 FTE) position based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

How to apply

Detailed information on the position, SCM, its software and the ReaxPro project can be found at

Those interested in this position are encouraged to contact us at, tel: +31-20-5987626, for further information.

Job applications can be sent by email to the same address until April 14th, 2019, but preferably sooner.

Applications should contain a CV, a cover letter explaining the motivation for applying and, if applicable, a list of publications or software projects worked on (with own contribution specified).

References and source code may be requested at a later stage. The accompanying email should briefly stress already a few key reasons why you might be the most suitable person for the position.

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