The mission of the new CRC member is to enhance the web-based Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS), in close cooperation with our scientists.

The University of Bremen invites applications for the following position – under the condition of job release -

Software Developer (f/m/d) for Research Software

Reference number: A126/22

To be filled as soon as possible. This is a full-time permanent position (TV-L 13).

The University of Bremen is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore strongly encourages women to apply for the position offered.


Developing software to support scientific research processes and making research data available long-term are core tasks at the University of Bremen. The position is initially part of the Collaborative Research Center 1342 (CRC 1342) “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” for continuing the development of the leading Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS).

In the past four years, the web-based information system was designed and developed to help social policy researchers organize their data collection and analyses. The system is tailored to the needs of a large and very diverse group of researchers and is planned to be released to the scientific community in 2024.

 Based on the elicited design requirements, the system includes algorithmic solutions that support the researchers in semi-automatic data validation, storage, exploration, and sharing (

The project in the CRC 1342 is currently organized until 2025 and there is an extension planned until 2029, to be focused on research transfer and the release of the system to the general public. Afterward, the position will be taken over by the central IT-service area of the University of Bremen.

Your tasks

Your tasks will be improving and extending the existing web-based information system. The main goal will be working towards the system launch to the scientific community in 2024. In addition, you will implement new system features, with a focus on data analysis and visualization tools, as well as maintain and improve the existing features. The web-based information system is already being used by the social science researchers and stores more than a thousand datasets collected by them.

What do we offer?

You will work in an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists and technicians. You will work closely with the leading professors of the team. Moreover, you will work on innovative topics to support scientific work in cooperation with software developers from other faculties and with the Data Science Center of the University of Bremen. In doing so, you will have contact with diverse scientific topics from the social policy and computer science fields.


Your profile

  • You have a completed university degree (Master, Diplom or comparable degree) preferably in computer science, business informatics or in a related field with proven expertise in web software development.
  • You have experience working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • You have experience working with relational databases (PostgreSQL or equivalent).
  • You have experience on the fields of data science or information visualization.
  • You have a very good command of spoken and written English (C1).
  • You have knowledge in participative software development.

In addition to the ability to work constructively in a team, you place particular value on user-centered work. You work independently, in a structured and problem-solving manner. Furthermore, you bring along communicative skills as well as the ability to think conceptually and analytically.


The University of Bremen offers a family-friendly working environment. Disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal qualifications are fundamentally equivalent. Applications from persons with migration background as well as international applications are expressly welcomed.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter (

Applications should be submitted up until May 17th, 2022 with the reference number A126/22 to the following address:

Universität Bremen
Dezernat 2 – Personalangelegenheiten
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen

We ask you to please send us document copies only because we cannot return anything.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Stra├če 5
28359 Bremen