Student placement

Documentation and support for the further development of the Energy Data Analysis Tool with Python

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Duration of contract

initially for three months


according to German TVöD 5

Type of employment


"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Your mission:

DLR's Institute of Technical Thermodynamics is conducting research in the field of efficient and resource-saving energy storage and conversion technologies of the next generation. In the department "System Analysis & Technology Assessment" we address a broad spectrum of issues from the energy industry and energy policy in the context of a sustainable transformation of the energy supply in Germany, Europe and worldwide.
As a basis for the creation of energy supply scenarios, information on the potential of renewable energy sources for power generation is needed. The EnDAT (Energy Data Analysis Tool) was developed for data preparation and combines and processes satellite, meteorological and land use data. EnDAT is written in Python and makes use of NetCDF4 for data storage and MPI parallelization. The software is object-oriented, modular and highly parallelized.

You support the developers in documenting the source code and in implementing extensions to the software like for new modules. You independently debug modules you are responsible for. Furthermore you also help new users with their questions about how to use the software.

  • Documentation of source code
  • Support the application, debugging and development of the program code.

Your qualifications:

  • student of software engineering, computer science or a related subject
  • very good programming skills in Python
  • experience with geo-information systems, large datasets and NetCDF4 is an advantage

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy puts great value on a healthy work-life balance as well as equal opportunities for men and women. Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

Technical contact

Dr. Yvonne Scholz
Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Phone: +49 711 6862-296

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