Open Positions

At the moment we have openings in my group for one postdoctoral researcher position and for a research software engineer position.

For prospective PhD students, we are always looking for bright and motivated students to work together with on tackling complex problems in the general area of networked systems (including cloud computing). If you are looking to do a PhD with me, thank you for your interest, but please read this first. If you don't I will know, and I'm afraid I will have to ignore your message.

Postdoctoral Researcher

We are looking for motivated applicants interested in working in the context of ENDEAVOUR, a project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 framework. The project partners are UCLouvain, QMUL, DE-CIX, U. of Cambridge, IBM Research, and LAAS CNRS).

ENDEAVOUR will enable the next-generation of programmatic network services in interdomain networks, such as Internet eXchange Points (IXPs). The project builds upon recent technological trends to simplify network management and make networks more flexible and robust, namely Software-Defined Networking (SDN). So far, SDN has mostly been considered in intradomain settings. Bringing SDN to the interdomain settings would generate much more impact, both for network operators as well as for networked applications, e.g., those deployed in the Cloud. ENDEAVOUR will provide validation of novel SDN-enabled services applied to the environment of DE-CIX, one of the world's largest IXPs.

The research will focus on creating novel techniques, tools and systems to overcome the significant barriers to SDN adoption in large interdomain environments, including scalability, reliability, and distributed management. Candidates should be motivated to work at the intersection of networking, distributed systems and programming languages.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a willingness to experiment and explore and have international publications in journals and at conferences.

This is a joint-position between UCLouvain (with Prof. O. Bonaventure) and KAUST. The successful candidate is expected to spend half of his/her time at each institution.

To apply, you will need to have a strong computing or engineering background, experience in building and working with large software systems and tools, and proven knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area, i.e. Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
You will have excellent communication skills and be able to organize your own work with minimal supervision and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in the relevant areas. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

To apply, email the following materials to .

The position is available immediately. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, which may be renewed in the role of a KAUST post-doctoral fellowship.
We evaluate candidates on an ongoing basis, until the position is filled, so please submit the materials as soon as they are available.

For further details on the position and the project, please contact Prof. Marco Canini at .

Research Software Engineer

We are looking for motivated applicants interested in working in the context of ENDEAVOUR, a project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 framework. The project partners are UCLouvain, QMUL, DE-CIX, U. of Cambridge, IBM Research, and LAAS CNRS).

ENDEAVOUR will enable the next-generation of programmatic network services in interdomain networks, such as Internet eXchange Points (IXPs). The project builds upon recent technological trends to simplify network management and make networks more flexible and robust, namely Software-Defined Networking (SDN). So far, SDN has mostly been considered in intradomain settings. Bringing SDN to the interdomain settings would generate much more impact, both for network operators as well as for networked applications, e.g., those deployed in the Cloud. ENDEAVOUR will provide validation of novel SDN-enabled services applied to the environment of DE-CIX, one of the world's largest IXPs.

We're looking for motivated applicants who have a strong background in distributed systems, networking, and compilers, love hacking, and have a proven track record of building systems, contributing to open source projects, etc. Candidates have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of system design, from early-stage prototyping to wide-area deployment.
Experience with Software-Defined Networking, software verification, distributed databases, modern software development and prototyping skills will be considered as a plus.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to organize your own work with minimal supervision and prioritize work to meet deadlines. You will also be working with several researchers and PhD students working on related projects. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

This is a joint-position between UCLouvain (with Prof. O. Bonaventure) and KAUST. The successful candidate is expected to spend half of his/her time at each institution.

To apply, email the following materials to .

The position is available immediately. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, which may be renewed in the role of a KAUST research engineer.
We evaluate candidates on an ongoing basis, until the position is filled, so please submit the materials as soon as they are available.

For further details on the position and the project, please contact Prof. Marco Canini at .

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