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Student Assistant Position: Frontend Development

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The chair for Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development (IRL) at ETH Zürich is looking for an assistant in the web development of the spatial decision support system Raum+ by October 2021.

Project background

Raum+ is a methodology to assess inward development potentials in the settlement area. The data is gathered, displayed and processed in a web based platform accessible to the stakeholders, including several swiss cantons. The development of the platform is done in close cooperation with these stakeholders and an open-source mindset.

For information on the methodology.

Job description

We are looking for a team member to assist us mainly in the frontend development and maintanance of the platform. Tasks include:

  • Developing new features and improving existing features
  • Finding and fixing bugs and errors
  • Maintaining the packages and frameworks

We offer a high degree of flexibility and anticipate an average workload of 8 hours per week. Salary is determined by the ETH student assistant rate.

Your profile

Required skills include good knowledge and experience with JavaScript and good English language skills. Ideally you have experience with the React library as well as Redux and React Router. An ongoing immatriculation as a student is a must.

Additional skills include:

  • Python and the Django web framework
  • Git and collaborative development
  • Openlayers, Geoserver and Mapproxy
  • Shibboleth authentication protocols
  • Experience managing Linux operating systems
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application via the online application portal including:

  • a CV
  • very short letter of motivation
  • if available references or example works

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Orencio Robaina (no applications). Further information about PLUS and Raum+ can be found on our websites and

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