Research Engineer/Full-Stack Developer for Language and Text Research in Nordic Cultural Data

Copenhagen University
January 01, 2024
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Combine your professional background with your passion for Nordic cultural heritage!

We are searching for a highly motivated full-stack web developer to develop and maintain research-based web applications and resources related in particular to Danish and Nordic cultural heritage data.

The Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS) at Copenhagen University houses collections of medieval manuscripts of crucial importance to the understanding of Viking Age and Medieval Scandinavia, recordings of Danish dialect speakers and records of historical place-names. Your main task will be to develop, upgrade and maintain web applications facilitating collection data research, in cooperation with researchers at the Department.

You will be working with existing systems and data, and your input to pursue solutions with new technologies and methods, such as MEAN and graph databases will be appreciated.

Required qualifications include advanced experience in:

  • full-stack web development (LAMP and similar)
  • web programming with a focus on Linux development and the ability to work with existing code in different languages.
  • Additional qualifications relevant for the position are experience in:

  • database programming: primarily with MySQL/MariaDB, but with the ability to work with MSSQL and Oracle where necessary
  • GitHub and GitLab repositories
  • writing documentation in English
  • UI/UX design and management
  • working in teams with diverse stakeholders
  • complex compliance environment in Danish public institutions including handling of personal data (GDPR), accessibility and data security
  • working in a primarily Danish-speaking environment.
  • Currently, we have several web applications and language resource databases, some of which need to be maintained and developed further, but we also need new applications to be developed that give flexible and easy access to both research data and tools. We are used to working in interdisciplinary teams. Linux servers, basic IT services and support are provided by the central KU-IT unit at the University. Existing resources include https: // and https: //

    The Department provides the setting for international research and education from BA- to PhD studies within language and language technology, literature, media, culture and gender studies. At NorS we do research, dissemination and teaching in the areas of Nordic cultural heritage and in modern sociolinguistic and technological approaches to language. We work with philological disciplines such as manuscript and literature studies, with name research, language change, and human language technology. NorS employs around 150 staff, with a group of 10 employees with technical profiles.

    Terms of employment The developer position is a full-time (37 working hours weekly) permanent position. Starting date is March 1st 2024, or as soon as possible hereafter.

    Employment in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and CO10, PROSA, salary level 3. Or other relevant collective agreement. It is a possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications.

    Questions For further information about the position, please contact Deputy Head of Department Bolette S. Pedersen, [email protected], dictionary editor Tarrin Wills, [email protected] or associate professor Alex Speed Kjeldsen [email protected].

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    Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www. (International Staff Mobility).

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