Research Associate in Platform Development

Technical University of Munich



Wissenschaftliches Personal / Research associate - platform development


Profile sought: Post-doc or experienced DevOps engineer willing to improve an existing system, with experience in performing unit and integration testing, and capable of managing the processes related to release and deployment of complex software architectures.

Core duties and responsibilities: • Taking an active part in coordinating the whole software development and delivery lifecycle of the NRP across multiple European teams, and managing the related continuous integration processes. • Defining, implementing and documenting all testing and quality control processes. • Contributing to release, deployment and operation of the NRP. • Implementing research activities based on the NRP (both in AI and neuroscience). • Contributing to administrative duties entailed by a H2020 project (e.g. reporting, dissemination).

Skills and experience required: • Master degree (MSc thesis required; non-thesis MSc not accepted). • Proven ability to deliver production-grade code in either C/C++ or Python, and good knowledge of common programming languages. • Proficiency with Docker container technology. • Solid experience with version control systems (e.g. Git, Bitbucket). • Fluency in spoken and written English (German desirable but not essential). • High self-motivation and willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.

Nice-to-have: • A good knowledge of, and practical experience with, ROS and Gazebo. • Experience with AI and related frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, Pytorch, Keras). • Experience in software testing (e.g. unit, functional, load) and automation thereof. • Practical knowledge of deployment mechanisms on HPC clusters (e.g. Slurm, Sarus). • Team management experience.

What we offer: • A one-year full-time position, expected to be renewed until 2023. • Possible involvement in the creation of a start-up built around the NRP or equivalent services. • Worldwide networking opportunities with AI, robotics and neuroscience experts. • Remuneration in line with the current German public service (TVL-E13).

TUM and HBP strive to increase the proportion of their female employees, and therefore explicitly invite women to apply.

Applicants should submit a short cover letter and a CV in PDF format only, with file name “_HBP_cover” and “_HBP_CV” electronically.

Desired start date: 01st of April 2020.

Deadline for application: applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Duration of contract: One year, with possibility of extension.

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