[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Experienced Simulation Software Engineer – Neurorobotics

Florian Roehrbein florian.roehrbein at in.tum.de
Fri Aug 19 05:46:32 PDT 2016

The Human Brain Project is an ambitious large-scale research initiative funded by the European Commission with a high worldwide visibility. About 100 research institutes from different disciplines all over Europe cooperate intensively to achieve a multi-level, integrated understanding of brain structure. The project will run for about 10 years and during this time six ICT platforms will be developed.

The Neurorobotics Platform (NRP) is a web application that runs neurorobotics experiments. It grants neuroscientists easy access to state-of-the-art simulators: spiking neural networks (NEST), robotics (Gazebo) and physics (ODE, bullet). These simulators are connected together and coordinated within a closed loop. They run on high performance computing resources and on neuromorphic hardware. The NRP also provides designers for the creation of brain-body interfaces, virtual worlds and robot models. To strengthen our Neurorobotics distributed (EPFL, TUM, fortiss) team, we are looking at fortiss GmbH for an



	• A Master’s degree in software engineering or similar (Bachelors if proven relevant professional experience) 
	• Minimum of 3 years of experience and successful development track record for simulation-based software projects

Major duties and responsibilities:

	• Gazebo robotics simulator development, soft-body physics engine integration and maintenance (C++) 
	• Frontend development of rich, highly interactive 3D web interfaces (HTML5, CSS, Javascript)
	• Backend development at the brain simulator level (Python, C++ / MPI)
	• Participation in deployment on highly scalable HPC cluster hardware architectures 
	• All aspects of the modern software development lifecycle: unit testing, continuous integration, version control, debugging, documentation
	• Support to the users for setting up new neurorobotics experiments

Essential skills and experience required:

	• Experience in robotics on the software layer 
	• Good familiarity with 3D simulators / libraries and either ROS, Gazebo or other robotic simulator 
	• Strong experience in C++
	• Strong motivation to learn the other languages / technologies that we use, in particular spiking neural networks
	• Very good familiarity with team work and modern software development life-cycle
	• Flexible, good team player and fluent in written and spoken English, German is a plus


	• Agile Methodologies; SaaS environment experience
	• Python, HTML, Javascript languages; WebGL, ThreeJS, AngularJS frameworks
	• Experience with neural networks, NEST simulator

What we offer:

	• A prestigious project of global prominence in simulation-based neuroscience
	• A dynamic, interdisciplinary, and motivated team
	• A modern working environment based at fortiss in Munich city inbounds

Start date: September 1st

Contract: 1,5 year, renewable, salary according to experience and public TV-L West charts (E13 for Masters, E11 Bachelors)

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV in PDF format only, with file name “<surname>_HBP_cover” and “<surname>_HBP_CV”.
Contact: Please send your application electronically to career(at)fortiss.org
Application code: FB2-HBP-MA-02-2016
Please note that applications without this code cannot be considered.
Contact person: Axel von Arnim

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Florian Röhrbein
Program Director HBP Neurorobotics
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