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Do you want to work with digital transformation of the construction industry?

SINTEF CommunityFull-timeNorway, Trondheim , Trøndelag

SINTEF Community are looking for a new Python Developer to help strengthen our recently established?research group called 'Built Environment and Digitalization'.

The building and construction industry is now ready for a digital transformation - a process that offers one of the most substantial and exciting opportunities for contemporary wealth creation. Our research group is initiating projects to support this process, and we are in continuous dialogue with a dynamic ecosystem made up of traditional stakeholders in the AEC sector, start-ups in the ICT sector, and clusters distributed across a wide range of other industrial sectors. Our projects focus on user experience and address generic domains such as generative design, industrialized construction, integrated operations and business ecosystems.

The group is currently made up of seven young and highly motivated research scientists from seven different countries, offering a truly international profile. Our digital expertise covers a broad range of specialisations from data collection, sensor solutions, open data, drones, IoT to data analytics; semantic data, decision-support systems, building control, machine learning, digital twin and simulation. 
We are looking for a Python Developer to work with our researchers in the development of digital tools and the supply of digital products to our clients.

You will be at the interface between data science and application development, and your responsibilities will include the following

  • Making contributions to research projects both in Norway and overseas
  • Writing well-structured, efficient, scalable, testable and reusable Python code
  • Developing new, and enhancing existing, data collection processes
  • Extracting value from data by using statistical analysis/developing mathematical models
  • Rapid prototyping and iteration to support the construction of production-ready solutions

We are looking for a Python developer who

  • has expert coding skills in Python, including pandas, numpy, scikit-learn, scipy, and visualization libraries such as Matplotlib, Seaborn, Bokeh, Plotly, etc. 
  • has a knowledge of the application of Python in data science or data analysis
  • has a knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, testing and source control management
  • has a robust knowledge of statistics and mathematical modelling


  • A master's or PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering or a related field
  • Preferably at least three years of back-end development experience using Python
  • Practical experience in the development and deployment of applications or machine learning models

Some or all of the following experience may also be advantageous

  • Previous experience with front-end web development
  • Previous experience working in a DevOps environment, ideally with Kubernetes, Docker and CI/CD frameworks
  • Previous experience with optimization modelling

Personal skills

  • You are curious and enjoy breaking new ground in your search for solutions to complex scientific problems
  • You can work independently and can optimally structure your day-to-day tasks
  • You have a proactive approach and enjoy working in a team
  • You are effective at communicating your ideas, findings and results both in-house and to clients and partners

What are we offering you? 

We can promise you a varied and exciting working day in a pleasant collegial atmosphere, working together with other SINTEF departments and institutes, as well as with universities such as the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

As one of Norway's most attractive employers, SINTEF offers?its employees

  • a dynamic and inclusive working environment that values diversity and effective management
  • a varied and flexible working day
  • unique opportunities for professional and personal growth in an expert centre where 60% of our researchers have a doctoral degree
  • excellent pension and insurance arrangements, welfare schemes and other competitive benefits