Software Engineer for Real-Time Systems - [ Technical ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 22/03/2018 - Expires on: 22/06/2018

The Humanoid Sensing and Perception laboratory ( at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a software engineer for real-time systems.

The selected candidate will join the interdisciplinary team of the iCub project. She/he will contribute to the recently created joint laboratory between IIT and Danieli Automation. Danieli Automation is a large international company active in the industry automation field.

The IIT-Danieli joint laboratory will carry out research and development in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence applied to industrial automation in hazardous environments. The goal of the joint laboratory is to reduce risks related to occupational health hazards and thereby increase safety for workers in the steel industry.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic software engineer who will join our team to bring modern robot software technologies to the factory floor.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or related fields
  • Good communication skills and ability to cooperate
  • Creative, proactive and collaborative attitude
  • Proficient in English language (written and oral)

Desirable skills:

  • Experience with robot middleware systems such as ROS or YARP
  • Experience with hard real time operating systems such as VxWorks, Xenomai or QNX
  • Experience with programming languages such as C/C++
  • Experience with industrial fieldbus technologies such as EtherCAT or CANopen
  • Experience with embedded software development
  • Experience with PLC and/or industrial control systems

The successful candidate will be offered a fixed term contract with a salary commensurate to experience and skills.

Expected start date could be July 2018.

Please apply by June 22, 2018, by sending your application to quoting exactly BC75151 – JPD-1 - Software Engineer for Real-Time Systems in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain a detailed CV and university transcripts.

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia ( is a non-profit institution created with the objective of promoting technological development and higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.

Involved Research lines
Humanoid Sensing and Perception


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