The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and technology transfer. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.
Your mission :
The aim of the Blue Brain Project is to build accurate, biologically detailed, digital reconstructions, and simulations of the rodent brain, and ultimately the human brain. The brain is one of the biggest Big Data problems we have today. Therefore, the Neuroinformatics Software Engineering team recently open sourced the Blue Brain Nexus platform to organize, store and process exceptionally large volumes of data in a semantic way and support usage by a broad number of users.
Going beyond the specific use case of the BBP, Blue Brain Nexus is designed to be agnostic of the data domain it is applied to, making it suitable for semantic data management within the scientific community as well as in many other industries. Blue Brain Nexus is already being used by scientists and researchers all over the world.
You would be joining the Neuroinformatics Software Engineering team, which in charge of designing and developing the future of the Blue Brain Nexus platform, as a Scala Developer (W/M).
You would be writing open source software using functional programming in Scala, building distributed, highly available systems to manage large scale data. You would contribute to all aspects of software development, from concept, architecture and design to implementation, deployment and managing the software in the production environment. You would play a big role in shaping the future of these systems and contribute to the success of modeling and simulating the brain.
If you would like to read more about what we do, we have recently announced the open-sourcing of Blue Brain Nexus (read the EPFL press release) and published an interview on the role of Neuroinformatics at BBP (read the Technology Networks’ interview).
Specific responsibilities include:
Experience and preferred skills:
Experience in any of the following areas would be a plus:
Your profile :
We offer :
Start date :
As soon as possible
Term of employment :
Work rate :
1 year, renewable
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered.