The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Your Role…

C²DH is looking for a Front End Developer to build the user-facing interface for our free and open-source data orchestration platform. As a front-end developer, you will work closely with project leaders to build a friendly application for researchers to interact with their data. You will work closely with our small team of designers, developers, and researchers to define and develop a consumer-facing application. This role is ideal for someone looking to make a meaningful contribution to research and wanting to be part of a small, collaborative team working in a university environment.

You will primarily be focused on the following:

  • Translating wireframes and prototypes into a realistic work plan.
  • Building a front-end interface for working with humanities research data.

In the first 90 days, you will:

  • Learn kiara (, our Python-based data orchestration backend.
  • In collaboration with the rest of the team, lead the design of a roadmap for front-end application development.
What we expect from you…
  • Experience in a full-time development role. Academic projects and side projects may be considered as well.
  • Experience in UX design.
  • Experience with building desktop applications (e.g. Tauri, Electron, Qt, imgui, flutter).
  • Experience using React and the other usual suspects of JavaScript development.
  • The ideal candidate will be familiar with Python, but the most important programming language qualifications are curiosity and a willingness to learn. If you’re the kind of person who also has interests or experience in Rust, WASM, or Deno, this might be the perfect job for you.
  • Flexible with job roles and responsibilities – i.e., be willing to jump into new projects and be open to ideas from non-developers.
  • Great teamwork skills, curiosity, and a desire to learn will be critical to success in this role.
  • A clear communicator comfortable working in a diverse team of different skills and experience. You should feel comfortable participating in non-technical discussions about humanities research.
  • Curiosity or experience working with researchers, and solving research problems with interfaces and code.
  • A commitment to shipping great free and open-source software to the research community.

You have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor (required) preferably in Computer Science
  • Masters (preferred)
In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Software developer
  • Job Reference: UOL05863
How to apply…

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

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