Computer Scientist or Software Engineer for Cooling
ETH Zurich School of Software Engineering

Title :Computer Scientist or Software Engineer for Cooling 
Employer :ETH Zurich
Job location: Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich
Published :May 17, 2019
Application deadline: Unspecified
Job types: Researcher
Fields :Software Engineering



Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and Singapore's National Research Foundation (NRF), as part of the NRF's CREATE campus. The centre serves as an intellectual hub for research, scholarship, entrepreneurship, postgraduate and postdoctoral training. It is home to a community of over 100 PhD, postdoctoral and Professorial researchers working on diverse themes related to sustainable cities and resilient infrastructure systems. In the course of their work, researchers actively collaborate with universities, research institutes, industry, and government agencies with the aim of offering practical solutions.

SEC is currently leading the Cooling Singapore project. The Cooling Singapore Project is an interdisciplinary project carried out between ETH Zurich, TU Munich, MIT and NUS. The project is dedicated to reducing the urban heat island and improving the outdoor thermal comfort in Singapore. The project's outcomes have the potential to influence the wellbeing of citizens of Singapore. The project aims to develop a decision support system (DSS) for the web-based Virtual Singapore platform to help government agencies and planning authorities assess optimal strategies for cooling Singapore, in a holistic, systematic and interactive way.

Computer Scientist / Software Engineer for Cooling Singapore (100%)
Starting in June 2019 or under agreement, we are looking for a talented individual to join our interdisciplinary team based at the Singapore ETH-Centre in Singapore. Your key responsibilities will be to develop technical infrastructure and interfaces for seamless and automated simulation execution and data pre-/postprocessing in high-performance computing and cloud computing environments. Contribute to the development of the DSS and Create documentation relevant to given topics. Salary: We offer a competitive salary that commensurate with skills and expertise.

You should have a Master degree in computer science, or with equivalent relevant background. You need to be comfortable working with and developing for Linux environments. Knowledge of cloud computing environments (e.g., Google Compute Engine, Amazon Web Services) and high-performance computing (e.g., OpenMPI) are highly beneficial. Experience in various scripting/shell languages and common programming languages (e.g., Java, C++, Python, Bash) are required. Knowledge of Fortran, Matlab or R is a plus. Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to learn new things is essential.

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, portfolio (if any), and the name of two references. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Cooling Singapore project and/or the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) please visit our websites: and Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Heiko Aydt by email (no applications). Work location: Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) 1 Create Way, CREATE Tower (NUS University Town), Singapore 138602


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