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Soft­ware De­veloper (Sci­ence-Based Learn­ing Solu­tions)

7 days ago | Closing on Oct 01
University of Helsinki
Soft­ware De­veloper (Sci­ence-Based Learn­ing Solu­tions)
University of Helsinki
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Published: 7 days ago
Application deadline: Oct 01
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Soft­ware De­veloper (Sci­ence-Based Learn­ing Solu­tions)

The University of Helsinki Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE) is a research and development unit serving the entire University of Helsinki. The Centre conducts multidisciplinary research in university teaching and learning, provides pedagogical education, and supports educational development and quality assurance at the University of Helsinki.

The Centre for University Teaching and Learning and especially dLearn.Helsinki research team is currently seeking a

Software developer (science-based learning solutions)

dLearn.Helsinki team is an award-winning multidisciplinary research team affiliated to the University of Helsinki, Finland. dLearn.Helsinki investigates learning of generic competencies throughout the educational path from childhood to working life and develops digital tools and pedagogies for these purposes. Promoting learning of global competencies among young generation is a central educational challenge. Young generation and experts worldwide need global competencies when working in complex, networked and globalizing contexts as well as solving wicked problems in collaboration with others. Students and employees in organizations do not learn these competences at schools and they cannot be learnt alone from books. Therefore, there is a need for easy-to-use tools and methods to support learning of these competencies in authentic school (and workplace) settings. dLearn.Helsinki team aims to develop these tools for collecting contextually relevant and situation specific data on learning of generic global competencies from learning situations on individual, group and community level. The data collected on learning of generic global competencies will be utilized for pedagogical and educational purposes. Team collaborates with top researchers and research centers in the world to improve learning, pedagogy, well-being and technology on a global scale.

We are now recruiting a highly skilled and ambitious Software developer to join our multidisciplinary dLearn.Helsinki team of world-class researchers on educational sciences, psychology, brain research, computer science and technology to help us develop an advanced learning and assessment solution for storage, organization, and streamlined analysis of the collected learning data.

As a Software developer you will find yourself participating in dLearn.Helsinki development project including building a web-based learning and assessment solution, automated analysis and processing pipelines for learning data, implementing automatic data storage and management processes with a focus on data protection. You will collaborate intensively with the whole team, solve challenges and co-create learning solutions together.

You are fluent with agile software development methods and are not afraid to learn new tricks or solve complex analytical questions. Ideally, you would have experience from working with cloud IT infrastructure and development tools like Python and Java. Your way of working is proactive, independent and solution-seeking, and you can meet deadlines in a continuously changing environment. Fluency in oral and written English is necessary (no Finnish skills required).

We offer a great opportunity to be part of leading software development project working in the forefront of the new wave of digital learning solutions that will have a significant impact on learning, well-being and pedagogies on individuals and at community level. We are a multidisciplinary, award-winning and dynamic team. Our inspiring and flexible working culture hopefully encourages new experts to do great work.

Salary and contract:
We will offer a salary that will be commensurate with qualifications based on the Finnish university salary (YPJ) system on previous qualifications, experience and performance in the position. The contract will be offered until December 2019.

To apply, please submit the application, together with your CV and a cover letter, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

Please apply no later than October 1, 2018.

For further information please contact
Professor Tomi Männistö (tomi.mannisto(at)helsinki.fi), Faculty of Science, or
Professor Auli Toom (auli.toom(at)helsinki.fi), Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.

Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Tiina Kärki (tiina.karki(at)helsinki.fi).
If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

Due date

01.10.2018 23:59 EEST

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