Junior Researcher or Post-Doc on Internet of Things Systems and Services

Pervasive Technologies

Research Unit: IoT Service Management.

Description
The Pervasive Technologies (PerT) Research Area develops enabling technologies for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm in many applied international research projects. IoT is currently considered by most world-wide large industrial players one of the most promising and trending technology visions – and it is rapidly transforming the way many products and services are delivered. The main challenges at the core of the concept are to enrich objects with communication capabilities and an electronic identity, turning them into a source of information, part of a global, distributed network. As a result, processes can be better managed and optimized.

The selected candidates will join the IoT Service Management Research Unit, where they will be involved in research, design, development and integration of IoT solutions in different application scenarios and pilots, in a secure, scalable and effective way. Main activities will be framed in the context of European initiatives concerning Factory of the Future (FoF) and solutions combining IoT technologies and Cyber-Physical Systems for industrial automation and robotics.

In the short term, the selected candidates will be involved in agile research teams performing analysis, design and development activities mostly adopting and extending open software solutions, in different application scenarios. In the medium-long term, the selected candidates will also be required to grow their competences on best design/development patterns, agile development, open IoT standards and solutions (e.g. middleware, tools, services) also contributing to open-source initiatives.

Requirements and competences 
• MSc degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
• Creative, proactive attitude joint with interest in working on development of innovative solutions
• Good proficiency in possibly different programming languages (e.g. Java, Python, C++, Javascript) and strong interest in learning new languages and software tools
• Knowledge of basic team-oriented development processes and development-support tools (e.g. for versioning, testing, etc.)
• Good English level and ability to work both individually and actively join and interact with international, possibly distributed teams.

Preferred qualifications 
• PhD title in topics related to industrial automation, robotics, mechatronics or Cyber-Physical Systems
• Deep knowledge of open source technologies and proficient use of Linux and open-source tools
• Experience in programming software for distributed environments
• Experience and a record of collaboration with open source technologies and tools
• Experience in the use of one or more of the OSGi framework implementation (Felix, Equinox, Knopflerfish..)
• Knowledge of best practices in software development
• Knowledge of Cyber Security
• Good record of scientific publications in international conference, journals, book chapters

Contract details
Type: fixed-term research contract
Duration: 12 to 24 months depending on the match of the candidate with the required competences
Open available positions: no. 03
Location: ISMB (Turin)

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