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Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) is a non-university research institute under public law of the state of Berlin. Within the research group Mathematical Optimization Methods we are offering at the earliest possible date until 31 March 2025 a position for a

Research Engineer (m/f/d)
Reference Code: WA 42/22
Pay Grade: up to E14 TV-L Berlin (100%)

Your responsibilities

Our research group develops and implements state-of-the-art algorithms for mathematical optimization and artificial intelligence used in real-world applications. To this end, we collaborate with partners from academia and industry within the BMBF-funded research laboratory MODAL SynLab and beyond. For our flagship solver SCIP, we maintain an industrial-grade continuous integration and testing environment to ensure software quality and to benchmark its performance.

In this position, you will be able to continuously advance your own skill set and contribute to our scientific projects in two ways: (i) by implementing state-of-the-art algorithms to improve benchmark performance, and (ii) advancing the quality of our software testing environment and our cross-platform release process.

Your profile

  • University degree (Master or PhD) in mathematics, computer science, or related disciplines,
  • Experience with Linux, scripting languages (bash, python, …), and build systems,
  • Willingness to learn new tools and skills as required,
  • Good programming skills in one common programming language,
  • Creativity and a high degree of commitment to problem solving.

Ideally, you also have experience with tools for CI/CD, DevOps, software testing and databases. If you also own strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team,

then we should get to know each other.

We offer

We offer a friendly work environment with flexible working and meeting times, excellent equipment and a challenging professional environment

as well as

  • an active onboarding process to provide new employees with the skills and knowledge that are important to their success in our institute and their careers,
  • a varied, future-oriented and responsible field of activity,
  • professional training opportunities and support in professional development,
  • an additional pension scheme (VBL),
  • 30 days annual leave, flexible working hours (flexitime),
  • a salary based on TV-L (collective agreement for the public service of the federal states) in accordance with qualifications and professional experience with annual bonus payment,
  • BVG (public transport) company ticket as part of the capital city allowance,
  • and the use of canteens and sports programs of the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin (FUB) at reduced rates.