Come join the CorTexT Research Infrastructure in the greater Paris as a backend web developer!
After ten years of existence, the CorText platform has grown. Since its inception, it has been a place that brings together skills in digital methods and computational resources to support the development of researches in Social Sciences and Humanities. It is therefore by nature at the service of a collective. This particular relationship has guided its activities in favour of scientific questions raised by researchers. These fruitful interactions have enabled the deployment of a wide variety of objects (web applications, visualizations, algorithms, etc.) often at the forefront of their technical and scientific fields (text analysis, social media, data science). In return, the platform is feeding more and more work.
Our users : researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences interested in the analysis of digital traces. More precisely, our colleagues at the laboratory – LISIS – but also many other major research organizations and universities, such as: INRA, CNRS, IT University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Columbia University…
We now have users in countries all over the world: France, Denmark, the United States, Brazil, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, China… Find a sample of research works conducted with our tools on a dedicated page.
Join us in this adventure !
Job description and missions
You will work with a diverse team of developers and researchers, and contribute to the evolution of the CorText platform’s applications and web services ecosystem. This opening is for a backend developer, but depending on your main interests, you will have the opportunity to work all across the stack.
At the CorText platform, we talk a lot about data. You will be able to participate in the development of several kinds of applications: scrapping and structuring data, data processing, data visualization… The analyses backed by the solutions you will help conceive and develop cover: textual, network and geolocation analysis, with an increasing usage of data science methods such as bayesian modeling and AI.
The backend is your playground: we integrate tons of data, through APIs and sometimes using not-so-fashionable frameworks (Symfony).
We work with European partners and several developers of the CorText platform are non-French-speaking: for us, mastering English is important.
You will be required to design and deploy solutions responding to the uses and needs of researchers and their research questions. Ability to translate requests into technical or methodological specifications, as well as a good listening ability, will be useful.
In addition, as you’ll be working in a diverse team, composed of system administrators, developers, data scientists and researchers, we’ll expect from you a good level of autonomy and organization.
- Type of contract: Fixed-term contract from one to three years
- Location: campus of the Gustave Eiffel University, 25min from downtown Paris by train (Noisy-Champs RER station)
- Experience: experience is good, motivation is even better (motivated and qualified: all situations will be examined)
- Degrees: let’s talk about it! (even if a Master’s degree in computer science or engineering, or a Engineer’s degree would be a good basis)
- Salary: starting from 2000 euros per month, enough to live in Paris and save some. It will rely strongly on skills and experience.
- Occasional remote work allowed, 45+ days of vacations (we love to travel!)