Ref. No.
Ref. No. NUIG RES 234-21
Closing Date
Friday December 3rd, 2021.

Web Systems Developer (Research Associate)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time specific purpose position as a Web Systems Developer with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will work on a Euro CC project to design and develop the Competence Mapping web system and portal for the Centre and National stakeholders. The position is available immediately.  The candidate will be based at our offices in Dublin or Galway.

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

ICHEC is Ireland’s national centre for High-Performance Computing (HPC) providing digital infrastructure capabilities and expertise through R&D engagements and skills development programmes to academia, industry and public sector organisations.

With a highly ambitious leading-edge Strategy for 2021-2025, ICHEC provides infrastructure services and expertise in HPC and data intelligence to develop efficient platforms, solutions and services based on technologies including AI, high performance data analytics, Earth Observation, quantum computing and cybersecurity across a number of sectors including environmental sciences, healthcare, agriculture, energy, financial services and ICT.

ICHEC works in close partnership with a number of national and international researchers, enterprises and public authorities for joint R&D, skills development, and provisioning HPC and data services to accelerate their digital transformation and green transition.

For more details reach out to our Centre Technical Manager Dr. Venkatesh Kannan, or visit

Job Description & Duties:

The successful candidate will be an integral member of the National Service Activity and the EuroHPC National Competence Centre (EuroCC) at ICHEC and will be involved in the design and development of backend and frontend web systems for ICHEC’s compute, data and training services. The candidate will also be encouraged to develop relevant DevOps skills.

This is a role for a highly motivated problem-solver with skills in gathering user and system requirements, designing and developing solutions and deploying them in production environments that are likely to be used by hundreds of national users.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  1. A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related discipline, with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
  2. Hand-on experience in developing of frontend website architectures and UX/UI.
  3. Robust knowledge of and experience in architecting and developing backend database, web systems and APIs.
  4. Experience in using CI/CD workflow and tools.
  5. Experience in at least one of the following languages: Python, JavaScript, C, C++, or similar.
  6. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team with academic, research and industry partners, with excellent communication and organisational skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  1. Experience in using VM or containers.
  2. Experience in deploying solutions on cloud platforms.
  3. Experience of working on HPC systems.
  4. Exposure to Agile/PRINCE2 project management frameworks.

Salary: €38,632 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available immediately.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see for further information.

For information on moving to Ireland please see

Further information about ICHEC is available at

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to

To Apply:

Applications to include a 1-page covering letter summarising your suitability and motivation for the role, CV (max. 3 pages), and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in a single PDF only) to

Please put reference number NUIG RES 234-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday December 3rd, 2021.

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment. National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

NUI Galway reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

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