Research Scientists in Software and Systems Engineering

Technical University of Munich



Scientists (M/F/D) - Software and Systems Engineering

fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for the development of software-intensive systems with headquarters in Munich. The scientists at the institute cooperate in research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany and Europe. The focus is on research into state-of-the-art methods, techniques and tools for the development of software- and AI-based technologies for dependable, secure cyber-physical systems such as the Internet of Things (IoT). fortiss is organized in the legal form of a non-profit limited liability company. Shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Our research focuses on novel engineering methods for cyber-physical systems (CPS/IoT) which are increasingly societal-scale and which act autonomously – with applications to intelligent service infrastructure (e.g. smart energy), automated driving, flexible production, and digital government service.

fortiss substantially expands its successful research initiative on software & systems engineering . To further strengthen our team, we are looking for

Scientists (m/f/d) – Software & Systems Engineering

Your tasks:

• Conduct application-focused research in one of the leading research groups on software & systems engineering
• Develop research prototypes and transfer the research results to solve important industrial challenges in direct collaboration with our industry partners in the automotive, aerospace, or automation domain
• Disseminate contemporary research results with high-quality publications in leading, internationally recognized scientific journals in the fields of Software & Systems Engineering
• Act as a competent research partner and contact person for our application partners
• Contribute to the development of the institute in the respective areas of Expertise

Your profile:

• Outstanding university degree (M.Sc. and/or PhD) in computer science with a specialization on Software and/or Systems Engineering; e.g. requirements engineering, human-centred engineering, engineering of AI/ML, distributed software architectures, integration architectures, testing/verification, program synthesis, safety and/or security engineering, model-based systems engineering
• Experience in Software & Systems Engineering research reflected in scientific publications and / or professional engagement in the relevant international research communities are an advantage
• Self-initiative, commitment, goal orientation and willingness to perform and to considerably exceed the state-of-the-practice
• Thrive for producing leading results and enthusiasm for creating software-based solutions to tackle important challenges
• Excellent communication and teamwork skills
• Very good knowledge of English in both spoken and written form, at least basic knowledge of German

Our offer:

• An excellent and internationally recognised research-centric environment in the area of Software and Systems Engineering
• An exciting and inspiring open research environment as well as the chance to take on new responsibilities
• The possibility to closely collaborate with other leading research groups and industrial technology leaders worldwide
• The ideal basis for developing and applying research results in the field via one of the leading high-tech hubs worldwide
• A dynamic work environment with highly qualified and motivated colleagues
• Compensation according to the regulations of the collective wage agreement of the public service of the German provinces (TV-L)
• Opportunities for personal and professional development
• Possibility to collaborate in research and higher education through closely located universities and research institutes

Did we catch your interest?

Please submit your application with a motivational statement, a detailed CV and a current transcript of records.

Job-ID: SSE-ALL-MA-01-2020

Contact: Dr. Ulrich Schöpp

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Kontakt: Dr. Ulrich Schöpp

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