Software Engineer - [ Technical ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 19/03/2019 - Expires on: 31/12/2019

The Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic young mind with an excellent Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science. You will be responsible for the front-end and user interface development for our emerging robots. Ideally, you have already experience in software development for robotic or automation systems.

Technical skills and requirements of the position:

  • You have excellent competences in agile and object-oriented software development in C, C++ and Python.
  • You are proficient user of Linux OS and related programming environments.
  • Version control and continuous integration is daily practice for you.
  • You are an expert in any GUI library (QT, Java Swing, GTK or similar).
  • You have a good understanding of real-time performance requirements and real time software constraints.
  • Preferably you are acquainted with ROS.
  • Good knowledge of networking, distributed systems and parallel computing is a plus.

We are looking for a proactive person with good analytical and critical thinking. He/she knows how to communicate his/her thoughts and opinion well and is enthusiastic to integrate him/herself into a multidisciplinary international research group. He/she have very good oral and written English skills.

The successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract with a competitive salary, which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For further information about this position please contact: Nikos Tsagarakis (, and Jörn Malzahn (

Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV outlining experience and qualifications, and a statement of interests and plans to ( quoting (SOFTWARE ENG HHCM CB 76581) in the email subject.

This position will remain open until filled.  

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The Institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, nanoscience and technology.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce

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Involved Research lines
Humanoids & Human Centered Mechatronics


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