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Assistant Position in DevOps for Efficient Energy Service Platforms 50 - 60 %

Are you looking for an exciting research project to work on? We are scouting excellent applicants for a research assistant position (50 % - 60 %) in the area of DevOps, and cyber-physical systems development and testing.

School: School of Engineering
Starting date: Expected start of the work is August 2022

Your role

  • Participation in research projects in the field of DevOps and Software Engineering.
  • Develop and deploy software prototypes for supporting continuous testing and evolution in the context of DevOps practices
  • Become an expert in applying artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and developing DevOps solutions, to deliver software more rapidly, while at the same time resulting in more secure and trustworthy systems
  • Collaborate with industrial partners and support technology transfer processes
  • Report software development results in the shape of technical reports and software documentation 

Your profile

  • Had prior exposure to and strong interest in the fields of DevOps, Software Engineering, artificial intelligence (AI), and Containerization technologies (e.g., from Docker to Kubernetes) 
  • Has a passion to explore new technologies and hardware, and curiosity about implementing new concepts 
  • Has good implementation skills (in Python, Java, and possibly C/C++)
  • Has communication skills in English (essential); a good command of German is a plus 
  • Particular emphasis is on developing advanced prototypes, conducting evaluations, and contributing to technical reports

This is what we stand for

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering emphasizes topics that will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centers guarantee superior-quality education, research, and development with a focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information, and health.

The Institute for Applied Information Technology (InIT) in Winterthur has nationally and internationally recognized competencies in the areas of Human-Centered Computing, Intelligent Information Systems, Information Security, Distributed Systems, and Software Engineering. We research and develop innovative information technology, software systems, and services in cooperation with business and university partners.

In the area of Software Engineering, we are looking for motivated and excellent candidate.

Please note that we only consider applications submitted via the applicant tool.

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Dr. Sebastiano Panichella


Jocelyne Schaad
Recruiting Manager

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Winterthur Region of Winterthur/Schaffhausen 8400