[Comp-neuro] OPEN POSITION: Scientific Programmer/Software Engineer Neurorobotics

Gewaltig Marc-Oliver marc-oliver.gewaltig at epfl.ch
Wed Jul 17 14:11:29 CEST 2013

Dear colleagues,

The Blue Brain Project, led by Prof. Henry Markram, is looking for an

Software Architect/Engineer (C++)

to strengthen its Neurorobotics team.

Please find the details at:


Specific responsibilities include :

* Develop design and specification for a distributed, performance
optimized C++ middleware to connect various neural simulators with physics
based robotics and environment simulations and visualizations
* Refactor large C++ parallel tools and libraries targeting multiple
* Direct collaboration with BBP scientific and software development teams
as well as external collaborators

Essential skills and experience required :

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

Preferred :

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

Profile :

* Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science, physics or equivalent
* 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 neuroscience using supercomputers and neuromorphic hardware
* A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international working

Start date : 01.10.2013. Deadline for application: position open until
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 ³Surname_positon applied_Cover letter² and
³Surname_positon applied_CV² electronically tojobs.bbp at epfl.ch. Please use
the position title in the ³subject² field.
SV-lp 10.07.13


best wishes
Marc-Oliver Gewaltig

Quartier de l¹innovation
Bâtiment J ­ 3ème étage
CH-1015 Lausanne - Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 693 1866

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