[robotics-worldwide] [flagship] Software Architect HBP Neurorobotics

Florian Röhrbein florian.roehrbein at in.tum.de
Mon Aug 26 08:32:49 PDT 2013

The Neurorobotics Division of the Human Brain Project, led by Prof. A. Knoll
(TUM), is looking for an experienced Software Architect / Engineer (C++) to
build up its team.

Specific responsibilities include:
. Design, specification and development of a distributed and performance
optimized C++ middleware to connect various neural simulators with physics
based robotics and environment simulations and visualizations
. Design and development of a high-fidelity HPC-based physics simulator for
. Refactoring of large C++ parallel tools and libraries targeting multiple
. Close collaboration with scientific and software development teams at EPFL
(Lausanne) as well as external collaborators

Essential skills and experience required:
. Expert knowledge in C++ software design/implementation
. Extensive experience using UNIX/Linux operating systems
. Experience in software development targeting multiple operating systems and
. Very good familiarity with software development life-cycle management, such
as versioning, debugging, workflows, testing, QA
. Demonstrable expertise in distributed and/or parallel computing --
especially MPI
. Good team player and fluent English in speech and writing
. Willingness to travel

. Experience with real-time systems/robotics/simulation environments
. Game engine development experience
. Experience in Python, the scientific software stack (numpy, scipy, ...),
and wrapping technologies (Boost.Python, Cython)

. Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, physics or
. Successful development track record making significant contributions to
software projects
. Experience with software design and maintenance of medium-scale projects

What we offer: An internationally visible and rising project in
simulation-based research in neurorobotics using supercomputers and
neuromorphic hardware. A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international
working environment

Start date: 01.10.2013. Deadline for application: position open until filled
Duration of contract: 1 year, renewable
Activity rate: 100%

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV in PDF format only,
with file name "<surname>_HBP-NR1_Coverletter" and
"<surname>_HBP-NR1_CV" electronically toflorian.roehrbein at in.tum.de.  <https://www.ibr.cs.tu-bs.de/mailman/listinfo/rob-stellen>
Please use "Software Architect / Engineer (C++)" as subject of your email.


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