Job:Software Engineer Backend developer
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The Blue Brain Project (BBP), applies advanced neuroinformatics, data analytics, high-performance computing and simulation-based approaches to the challenge of understanding the structure and function of the mammalian brain in health and disease. The BBP plays a leading role in the Human Brain Project, which aims to accelerate our understanding of the human brain, enable advances in defining and diagnosing brain disorders, and develop new brain-like technologies through open science and global collaboration.

The BBP has recently launched creating a Neuroinformatics platform for large-scale neuroscience data integration, search and analysis to serve the scientific community. The Software Engineer will be primarily responsible for developing and maintaining the core integration and analytical services of the Platform.

To strengthen its Neuroinformatics team we are looking for a

Software Engineer – Backend developer

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain microservices to access Neuroscience data within the Platform
  • Develop search and custom API services for neuroscience use cases
  • Participate in the definition of the Platform roadmap and specification of the Platform services
  • Implement best-practices for maintainable software development, including but not limited to: continuous integration, documentation, adherence to and improvement of coding standards

Experience and preferred skills:

  • Strong background in software development
  • Expertise in Java, Scala would be a plus
  • Experience with RDBMS and NoSQL systems
  • Good working experience with Spring, Hibernate and Akka framework
  • Excellent knowledge of ElasticSearch, Spark would be a plus
  • Agile software development, testing


  • Master degree in software engineering or equivalent
  • At least 3 years experience of software development
  • English written and spoken. French would be a plus

What we offer:

  • An internationally visible and rising project in simulation-based research in neuroscience using supercomputers
  • A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international working environment
  • A modern working environment, based at Biotech Campus in Geneva Sécheron

Start date: as soon as possible ; Deadline for application: until the position is filled

Activity rate: 100%; Duration of contract: 1 year, renewable; Ref: BBP13113

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV in PDF format only, with file name “Surname_position applied to _Cover Letter” and “Surname_position applied to _CV” electronically to Please use the position title and the reference in the “subject” field.

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