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Science Park 3

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Post Doc in "Engineering in the Cloud"

Applications are invited for a
Post Doc position
on an FWF-funded grant, at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Egyed

Hours: Full Time
Salary: €49644 per year (subject to increase annually)

Vision - Better Tools lead to better Systems!

The engineering of systems is unimaginable without software tools. Engineers use them to capture and analyze engineering problems; specify, implement, test, and maintain engineering solutions, and manage engineering processes. Yet, there is a gap between the needs of independently working engineers and the needs of a collaborative engineering team. The existing tool landscape emphasizes the former. Most engineering tools are single-user applications – often of excellent quality but limited in that they support the works of individuals and not that of a group. However, existing engineering practices place the burden of collaboration on engineers who lack awareness. This problem has been a significant contributor to many high profile engineering failures.

The DesignSpace project argues that engineering strength comes from tool diversity. To achieve a breakthrough in engineering, the next generation of engineering environments does not require better tools but innovative ways on how engineers collaborate using the tools they already have. The DesignSpace is about engaging in multi-user engineering while engineers continue to use the single-user tools they know. However, the DesignSpace does more than just combining existing tools: a larger, single-user tool would still be a single-user tool. The groundbreaking nature of the DesignSpace is that it augments existing tools with collaborative engineering services, which enable knowledge propagation on an unprecedented scale. In short, the DesignSpace provides engineering awareness beyond the boundaries of existing tools and includes traceability, transformation, consistency management, and more.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are interested in a candidate who can carry the DesignSpace vision and lead a small group of programmers and students. This candidate will be tasked to coordinate the development process, closely supervise the contributions, lead the paper writing, and support necessary rigorous empirical evaluations. Recent publications in high profile software engineering venues are a must.

The position is renewable annually for up to four years.

Further Details:

For administrative inquiries please contact isse(/\t)
For scentific inquiries please contact alexander.egyed(/\t)

Starting Date: Ideally Jan 2016
Application Closing Date: 15 Oct 2015
Interview Date: November 2015

contact: Alexander Egyed