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Research Assistant in Mobile App Development 50 - 100 %

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

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

For the Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT) of the ZHAW School of Engineering in Winterthur, we are looking for a highly motivated candidate that will join the Human Information Interaction research group as Research Assistant in Mobile App Development 50 - 100 %

Research Assistant in Mobile App Development 50 - 100 %

We pursue various research projects in the area of mobile applications involving augmented and virtual reality, image processing and speech recognition as well as usability and accessibility. You are going to assist us in making research concepts real.

Your areas of responsibility will include:

  • Development of native mobile apps for iOS (Swift, Objective-C)
  • Maintaining the official apps of the ZHAW School of Engineering
  • Assisting in teaching from time to time, e.g. by supporting labs

You hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and have at least one year of experience in the development of native mobile apps with Swift/Objective-C. Having a firm grasp of modern software development techniques like test-driven development and continuous integration is a must, too.

You enjoy staying ahead of technology and continually strive to improve your skills. You have a flair for the design of intuitive user interfaces and you know how to make an app accessible to impaired users. Experience in developing augmented reality apps with ARKit is a plus as well as being skilled in integrating cloud services like Firebase and developing web services with Spring in Java or Kotlin. You are fluent in German or English and are interested in scientific work. This includes proposing novel ideas, scientific analyses and evaluations, writing reports, and presenting your results.

The position is provisionally limited to one year but can be renewed by mutual agreement.

Our institute is distinguished by its committed team, a pleasant working atmosphere, and an exciting and innovative specialization area. Your workplace is located in the centre of the city of Winterthur, and as part of a team of about 10 colleagues, will offer you a diverse and lively work environment.

For additional information about the position please contact Prof. Dr. H.-P. Hutter, Head of the Human Information Interaction research group, phone +41 58 934 75 87, email hanspeter.hutter@zhaw.ch. Find more information about the institute on www.zhaw.ch/init.
 
Are you interested?  
If you like to apply, please use the online platform to send your full application attn. Esther Huber, HR Consultant in Winterthur.

2020-11-16
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Winterthur