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Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty IV - Institute of Telecommunication Systems / Distributed and Operating Systems (DOS)

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

part-time employment may be possible

Working field:

Swarmchestrate ("Application-level Swarm-based Orchestration Across the Cloud-to-Edge Continuum") is an EU-funded research project under the Horizon program, focused on investigating decentralized and self-adaptive approaches for processing the substantial amount of data generated in the Cloud-to-Edge continuum. This project harnesses recent advances in Swarm computing as well as emerging technologies such as distributed Al, distributed ledger systems, and decentralized identity management to create an autonomous and self-organizing application management system.

The Swarmchestrate project has the ambition to extend the traditional notion of Swarm computing, where Swarms are formed based on close geographical based proximity to logical proximity. The vision of logical proximity is based on application requirements and capabilities offered by heterogeneous and distributed resources of the compute continuum. A particular focus is to introduce formal semantics to define the notion of logical proximity, and to implement decentralized mechanisms to manage a set of self-organized and interconnected Swarms. The approach applied by Swarmchestrate is fundamentally new to application orchestration and should be suitable to manage hyper-distributed applications that span across large distances and the different layers of the dynamic compute continuum.

The methods will be developed and validated in collaboration with partners of different European universities and organization and the research results are to be published in the context of scientific publications. Within the scope of the activity, there is the possibility of a PhD.


  • Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in computer science (master's degree or equivalent) with focus on parallel and distributed systems, and cloud computing
  • A good knowledge of the basics of peer-to-peer based architectures and networks as well as an interest in related technologies
  • Good knowledge of German and/or Englisch is expected; willingness to learn either English or German is expected


  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, Go, Java, Rust
  • A good working knowledge of systems such as Linux, Kubernetes, and Containerization in general
  • A good knowledge of artificial intelligence, and graph deep learning
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Experience in research, agile project management, iterative software development and the application of public clouds
  • Willingness to contribute to a pioneering research project at the forefront of technical innovation
  • A strong interest in empirically investigating new ideas using practical prototypes
  • The ability to work independently in a scientific manner

How to apply:

Please send your written application with the reference number and the usual documents (CV, list of grades, language certificates) to Technische Universität Berlin, Prof. Odej Kao:

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Die Prä­si­den­tin - Insti­tut für Tele­kom­mu­ni­ka­ti­ons­sys­teme, FG Dis­tri­bu­ted and Ope­ra­ting Sys­tems, Prof. Dr. Odej Kao, Sekr. TEL 12-5, Ernst-Reu­ter-Platz 7, 10587 Ber­lin