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Software Developer for the Digital Commons Lab

Digital Commons Lab (DCL) is an exploratory project with the aim of studying, supporting, popularizing, and innovating the world of digital commons. “Commons” is a term used to comprise the goods shared by all the members of a Community. Associating this term with “digital” refers particularly to open technologies whom Internet is the best expression and the Open Source movement one of the biggestdrives. All the evolution we are experiencing is generating more and more initiatives able to create digital common goods. Open Source (software), Open Content (contents), Open Data (data), Open Access (scientific publications) are the keywords of the idea of digital common goods which form different communities who advocate for and advance the interest in these fields. As all the changes these initiatives come with various challenges which go from the certification of the created products (in particular for crowdsourced projects like OpenStreetMap) and their sustainability, but on the other hand they also generate innovation. The digital commons lab wants to be a place to analyze the results of what is continuously produced by the communities with the aim of fostering their growth through the popularization of these themes and the analysis of the dynamics in the communities aiming to reduce the distances in the dialog with the public administration, the businesses and citizens. Outputs of the lab will be best practices, verification tools and popularizing events designed for public institutions, companies and the communities themselves acting as a strong force for innovation not only on the technological side but, first and foremost, with a big social impact.

Digital Commons Lab is also the group of FBK that has the task to represent the node of the Open Data Institute in Trento. 

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Job description:


The Digital Commons Lab is looking for a developer with a good knowledge of geospatial technologies and data visualization.

The development activity will be mainly dedicated to the CEDUS project -

The outputs will mainly be carried out in the creation of data visualization (runtime) to describe social phenomena in urban context. Most of the code developed will be released under an open source license.


Main Tasks:

  • Explorative and scientific engineering tasks including architecture
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Data analysis
  • Software development and data tasks
  • Requirements analysis.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • High School Diploma / Bachelor degree in computer science or similar
  • Strong experience in front end and back-end development
  • Good experience in programming in Python, Php and JavaScript
  • Experience in distributed software development (open source)
  • Strong skills with open source GIS technologies related to the web publishing
  • Good knowledge of OpenStreetMap APIs
  • Contribution to open source projects
  • Good knowledge in Italian and English (spoken and written)
  • Good communication and relational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in team.


Type of contract: fixed term contract
Number of positions: 1
Gross salary: about 25.600 € per year
Start date: February-March 2018

End date: December 2018

Workplace: Povo, Trento (Italy)
Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation, social security, etc., reduced bank account opening fees, public transport, sports facilities, accommodation, and language course fees. More info at



Candidates are required to submit their applications by clicking on "Apply Online" at the bottom of this page. Please make sure that your application includes the following attachments (pdf. format):

  • Detailed CV
  • Cover Letter (explaining your motivation for this specific position)

Application deadline: 1st of February 2018


Please read the Guidelines for Selection before completing your application.

For further information or technical issues regarding the application, please contact the Human Resources Service at

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