[EADH] Job opening for a senior software developer at the Swiss RISM Office (18 months position)


The Swiss RISM Office is an academic research infrastructure dealing with historical music documents. It develops and maintains a database together with an international community and has a strong expertise in the development of digital tools for musicological research.

In order to reinforce our team, we are looking for a:

Senior software developer

Fixed term position (18 months, starting date to be agreed)


Develop a web application for aggregating heterogenous musicological data resourcesDesign a ground-breaking domain-specific user interface tailored to academic datasetsApply agile methodologies in collaboration with the team members and project partnersCollaborate with internal and external developers for the implementation and deployment of the web applicationPresent the application and conduct workshops for potential users of the productStrengthen the team’s international presence through reinforcement of existing and new partnershipsParticipate in the writing of grant proposals for the continuation of the project


PhD in Music TechnologyAt least 3 years of software development in a digital library environmentIn-depth knowledge of web application software components (RoR, JS, SASS, Git)Proven experience of leading international collaborative academic projectsExpertise in large-scale data indexing (Solr) and in Linked Data technologiesExperience in digitisation, including the use of IIIF resources and of OMR technologiesExcellent knowledge of musicological data modelling (MEI) and queryingTrack record of implementing sustainability strategiesGood experience of public speaking and presenting to a technical and non-technical international audienceExperience of grant proposal writing and related administrative proceduresExcellent written and spoken English, with knowledge of French or German an asset

We offer

An interdisciplinary team comprising musicologists and computer scientistsActive participation in a wide range of leading international digital musicology projectsChallenging, innovative work at the forefront of digitisation and music technologyDynamic and flexible environment in which free thinking is encouraged

Interested? Do not hesitate to find out more about this unique job opportunity, and send your complete application file before 6th February 2020 to: info@rism-ch.org