System Applications Developer / Web Applications Developer

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is a scientific research institute located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1972, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) conducts policy-oriented research into problems of a global nature that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. IIASA is sponsored by its National Member Organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Its research is independent and completely unconstrained by political or national self-interest.

System Applications Developer / Web Applications Developer

Vacancy # 14/2019 * - the System Applications Developer / Web Applications Developer will be responsible for providing the backend software applications that support the operations and administration of the IT infrastructure.


Reporting to the Head of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) department, the System Applications Developer / Web Applications Developer will be responsible for providing the backend software applications that support the operations and administration of the IT infrastructure. In addition, the position holder will provide the frontend web applications and interfaces necessary to support both the activities and administrative needs of IIASA.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop, create, and maintain general software applications, utility programs and scripts to support IT operations within a mixed Unix (Solaris), Linux, and MS Windows environment
  • Configure, deploy, administer, and maintain web servers (i.e. Apache) and web-based software and systems applications
  • Develop web and systems utilities to support the administrative needs of users
  • Maintain and/or redevelop legacy software applications and utility programs or implement off-the-shelf products
  • Test and maintain existing software products to ensure optimum functionality. Investigate and recommend improvements to existing software applications
  • Write accurate and detailed user and systems documentation for developed or implemented software application systems
  • Lead the evaluation and decision process between purchasing commercial off-the-shelf solutions, using cloud-services, and in-house development
  • Administration of CMS systems for web products, including the development of dynamic applications, pages, and content and overseeing their design and integration
  • Optimize the web environment and manage development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of IIASA websites and web applications
  • Coordinate and liaise with the IIASA communications department to support the development of IIASA web presence and internal communication platforms
  • Analyze user needs and implement website infrastructure, addressing performance and capacity requirements
  • Integrate websites with other computer applications.
  • Provide user support on web infrastructure related issues.

Required Skills:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Informatics, or a related field with relevant experience
  • Extensive experience programming with languages such as C, Perl, SQL and Java
  • Experience implementing LAMP infrastructures
  • Extensive knowledge of various scripting languages for Unix (i.e. BASH and CSH) and Windows Power-Shell applications
  • Experience with code repository and versioning tools such as Git
  • Experience with web development languages including JavaScript, PHP, HTML and server-side CGI
  • Experience in database web-integration (e.g. MySQL and Oracle)
  • Experience working with and administering multiple different Content Management Systems (CMS), including Drupal, SharePoint, and WordPress
  • Proficiency with digital and analog graphic editing tools, including in-depth knowledge of PDF manipulation and integration
  • Workflow and data analysis experience using descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics
  • Experience within multiple OS environments (e.g. Unix/ Linux, Windows); preferably with systems administration experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of complex online questionnaire and survey systems
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Mathematical aptitude and strong problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in English, German language skills are advantageous.

Appointment Terms:

The position is full-time and the successful candidate should be available to take up the assignment as soon as possible. An initial fixed-term employment contract for one year will be offered, with the possibility thereafter of extension to an open-ended contract by mutual consent between IIASA and the incumbent. The place of work is Laxenburg, Austria.

IIASA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package (moving and settlement allowances, educational grants for children of school age, five weeks' annual vacation and paid home leave). IIASA salaries are exempt from taxation in the host country of Austria but subject to the principle of income aggregation.

IIASA is committed to a working environment that promotes equality, diversity, tolerance and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply. In the case that candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of IIASA member countries.

Application Requirements:

* Please note, that this is a re-posting. Previously unsuccessful applications for the same position will not be considered.

To apply, please email a cover letter and curriculum vitae plus the names and full contact details (including email addresses) of three work-related references to:

Harrison, Alia

Recruitment Coordinator
Human Resources

+43(0) 2236 807 286

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy has been filled.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact:

Undercoffer, Joe

Head of ICT
Information and Communication Technologies

+43(0) 2236 807 330

About Laxenburg (near Vienna):

IIASA is located in a former 18th century imperial palace of the Habsburg Monarchy in Laxenburg, Austria about 15 km from Vienna. The facility has been gratefully provided by the host country Austria to the International Scientific Community. According to Mercer's 21st annual Quality of Living survey, Vienna ranked highest for quality of living for the 10th year in a row in 2019. The survey covers nearly 500 cities worldwide and is based on 39 criteria such as political, social, economic, educational, and environmental factors. Vienna has all the facilities of a modern, progressive city, in the heart of Europe and is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world.

While famous for its concert venues, opera houses, theaters, and museums, Vienna also provides opportunities for great outdoor activities on nearby Lake Neusiedl, the Vienna Woods, and the Alps. Vienna has a wealth of different research and international governmental institutions, permitting extensive dialogue at local and international level between scientists and policymakers.

For general information about our Institute and its research activities, please visit the IIASA website.

Internal reference # 190050

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