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Scientific activities / projects

Development of software methods for comprehensible data

Starting date

1 January 2021

Duration of contract

initially limited to 2 years


German TVöD 13

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

One of the guiding concepts of the DLR-aeronautical research is the “virtual product”: The digital representation of a vehicle with all its characteristics over the whole life cycle. The institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualisation researches and develops the necessary basis for an end-to-end digitalization. We are searching for committed scientists to enhance our researches in the field of data traceability (in particular by means of metadata).
If you want to explore and implement software methods for a sustainable virtual product with us, please apply for this position and be part of the DLR-research. 
Your tasks will be among others
  • literature research regarding the current status of the research 
  • development of new methods for collecting and storing metadata in digital process chains, prototypical implementation as well as evaluation and test in the Use Case
  • transmission of appropriate methods for collecting and storing metadata from other domains
  • final implementation and test of the developed software methods according to the quality assured software development, based on the prototype
  • integration of the implemented methods in existing tools and process chains, assistance in the integration with other domains 
  • publication of the results and method description on scientific conferences and in famous magazines 
  • cooperation in equivalent research projects

Your qualifications:

  • completed scientific university studies in the course of study informatics (also in bioinformatics/geoinformatics), mathematics, physics, aerospace technology or comparable (diploma/masters)
  • experience in the software development and especially in the software development in the scientific sector
  • very good programming skills in at least one high-level language (Java/C++/Python/…), good programming skills in at least one other language
  • good German and English language skills in word and script
  • capacity to work in a team and to complete scheduled tasks independently
  • experiences with verification and validation in the software sector are welcome
  • skills and practical experiences with artificial intelligence are welcome

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Dr. Frank Dressel
Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization

Phone: +49 351 210718-120

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