Research Software Engineer – TU Delft – Delft

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TU Delft

Job description

The Research Engineering and Infrastructure Team (REIT) is currently looking for candidates to fill multiple positions as research software engineer and research engineer.

As a Research (Software) Engineer, you will be collaborating with researchers on projects across diverse domains, such as artificial intelligence, intelligent human/agent interactions, bioinformatics, computer graphics and visualizations, software engineering, data management and engineering, information systems, cyber security, high performance computing and embedded systems. 

You will typically be working on two research projects simultaneously, with your engagement in projects varying from a few weeks to multi-year collaborations. You will be liaising with researchers to understand their requirements, developing and implementing solutions, while documenting them along the way.

REIT is collaboration with all sections at the computer science departments of TU Delft. We are looking for a wide range of skills, for example:

  • Planning, designing and implementing software solutions, including embedded software.
  • Implementing, training and deploying machine learning models
  • Developing data processing and analysis pipelines
  • Promoting best practices for reproducible and open research

As a member of REIT, you will be joining a group of friendly and dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds. We explicitly encourage our engineers to continuously develop their skills and to explore fields outside their main area of expertise. 

This is an exciting time to join the team as we are undergoing significant development and growth, which will enhance our contribution to the research and teaching community. We constantly strive to find innovative and efficient ways to solve problems and enable high-quality research. At REIT, we welcome candidates who can help shape this vision.

We are looking for both part-time (minimum two days per week) and full-time engineers, so we are open to discuss flexible working hours.     


Must have:

  • Master or PhD degree in a computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, or similar.
  • Fluency in one or more modern programming languages commonly used in research (Python, Julia, C/C++, Rust etc.). Demonstrable use of other programming languages together with a keen interest in learning new languages is also welcome.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to rapidly acquire fluency of new technologies and fields.
  • Capable of switching focus between different projects and teams (over time).
  • An understanding and willingness to keep up to date and implement best practices for software development and analyses (such as version control, issue tracking, automated testing, continuous integration etc.) for reproducible research.
  • Experience with developing web applications and interactive visualizations is a plus.
  • Strong social and communicative skills (in English).
  • Team player/experience of working in a team.

Experience in one of the following would be a bonus:

  • Embedded systems.
  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Language models, including privacy-preserving large language models.
  • Machine Learning/ Reinforcement Learning/ Pattern Recognition/ Signal Processing.
  • Computer Vision, Affective Computing, or Wearable Computing.
  • Designing and testing embedded systems, including PCB prototyping.

Conditions of employment

  • Salary scale 10 or 11 (depending on the working experience and education level of the candidate)
  • 0,4-1,0 FTE employment, 16-38 hours per week
  • Contract for one year with the option to become structural
  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year
  • Discount with health insurers
  • Flexible working week
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget
  • Opportunities for education, training and courses
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core  and we actively  to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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