Anna Principato principa at in.tum.de
Mon Mar 5 00:38:09 PST 2018

The Department of Informatics, chair of Robotics and Embedded Systems at 
Technical University of Munich is seeking a


About us

Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europe’s top 
universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, 
interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young 
scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and 
scientific institutions across the world. At TUM’s Department of 
Informatics, chair of Robotics and Embedded Systems (Prof. Knoll), we 
participate in the EU-H2020-funded project RobMoSys (Composable Models 
and Software for Robotics Systems-of-Systems, 2016-2020). The project 
will coordinate the robotics community’s best and consorted effort to 
build an open and sustainable, agile and multi-domain European robotics 
software ecosystem. RobMoSys envisions an integration approach built 
on-top-of, or rather around, the current code-centric robotic platforms, 
by means of the systematic application of model-driven methods and tools 
that explicitly focus on system-of-system integration. Within the 
project we are looking at the earliest date possible for an experienced 
Senior Software architect / Post-Doc in Robotics.

Key responsibilities:

•    Carrying out research activities in the field of software 
engineering for robotics
•    Carrying out project related work including work package related 
tasks and reporting
•    Dissemination of project results in leading journals and conference 
in the robotics community
•    Active involvement in the open call management to ensure the most 
performant experiments in order to achieve better tools, better 
(functional) software, and better software models within RobMoSys
•    Active involvement in proposal management (i.e., highlighting 
potential opportunities, helping to form consortia and assistance in 
proposal writing)


•    Ph.D. or similar experience in a subject which is relevant to the 
direction of the project such as robotics, autonomous systems, computer 
science, mathematics, engineering or a related field
•    Experience in developing robotics software, e.g., 
kinematics/dynamics, control of actuators/sensors, distributed systems
•    Provable proficiency in C, C++ and experience in at least another 
programming language (eg. python, java)
•    Hands-on experience in robotics middlewares, e.g. ROS, YARP, Orocos
•    Experience in either 1) knowledge representation and reasoning, 
e.g. description logics, owl, prolog, semantic web, or 2) model driven 
engineering, eg. EMF
•    Knowledge in geometrical methods in robotics (e.g. projective 
geometry, screw theory) or computational geometry is a plus
•    Fluency in spoken and written English, German is a plus
•    Willingness to travel
•    High motivation and willingness to work in an international and 
interdisciplinary team

What we offer:

•    A responsible position with interesting and challenging tasks in an 
interdisciplinary scientific and management team
•    Worldwide networking opportunities with leading robotics experts
•    The opportunity to actively design the scientific scope of the 
European robotics software ecosystem and the research directions covered 
(in strong alignment with the scientific foci of RobMoSys)
•    The opportunity to grow the role and the responsibility through the 
development of new project opportunities
•    Remuneration in line with the current German public service salary 
scale TV-L, level E13


Please send your CV and motivation letter with the names of three 
references to Marie-Luise Neitz (neitz at in.tum.de).
TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the 
diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action 
employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from 
women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity 
dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. 
Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the 
same qualifications. International candidates are highly encouraged to 

Technische Universität München
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