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Job description

You will be working as a part of the SSF Time-Critical Clouds (TCC) project (https://www.kth.se/blogs/tcc/). Your main role will be to continue the development of our research prototypes so that they can be packaged and released as open source. Examples include our work on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) called Metron and on load balancing among geo-distributed data centers called Kurma. You will also work with the postdocs and doctoral students already working on this project.

This is a temporary one year position.


Required for this position:

- Two to three years of professional experience

- MB.Sc., M.Sc., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

- Strong background in networking, distributed systems, programming, and operating systems

- Extensive experience in C, C++, Java, and Python. Hands-on experience in performance optimizations (specifically C, C++, and Java)

- Knowledge of UNIX/Linux and experience developing Linux kernel modules. Knowledge of the Linux network stack is a plus (e.g., skbuff, netfilter, etc.)

- Experience with keeping code base in an excellent shape: unit testing, automation, regression tests, code maintenance, and code review

- Understanding of the performance engineering, code optimizations, and system profiling

For this position you need a strong motivation, with a desire to experiment and explore.

This position also requires a desire and ability to dive into fine-grained details of software bottlenecks and how they affect application performance, i.e.,  hard disks, packet flows, and hardware & software interactions.

Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills as well.


Skills considered as a plus include:

- Hardware design and programming,

- Experience with programmable hardware (e.g., Openflow, P4, FPGAs),

- Experience in network measurements,

- Load balancing,

- Distributed databases,

- Constraint programming and optimizations,

- Data visualization,

- TCP and congestion control protocols,

- Experience with cloud platforms e.g., Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment In accordance with agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Kista
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-1580
  • Dejan Kostic, Professor, , +46 8-790 42 65
  • Petra Persson, HR officer,, petrp@kth.se
Published 12.Jul.2018
Last application date 31.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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