Barkhausen Institut

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The Barkhausen-Institut is the German IoT institute. We perform research on cutting edge connected technologies and demonstrate their application in the society of tomorrow. You want to help us, building a secure and flexible IoT platform, capable to transform anything into something connected? We are always looking for talented people to join our team.

We are hiring!

Research Associates (m/f/d)

We offer several positions in the following fields:

  • RF Design Enablement
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • ASIC implementation and scalable hardware & software development
  • Distributed IOT server architecture and Mobile Edge Cloud
  • Secure Operating Systems

We aim at attracting the best talents in their respective research fields and expect the following:

  • Above-average MSc or PhD degrees in areas related to our research focus (Electrical/Computer Engineering) from renowned universities
  • good communication and writing skills in English,
  • an integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills.

Candidates’ field of expertise should match one of the fields

  • RF Design Enablement: Strong technical knowledge and preferably research experience in RF passive circuit (e.g. antenna arrays, couplers, power splitters) design and characterization in standard substrates; experience with 3D EM simulation tools. Candidates with additional experience in silicon-based RF active circuit/module design will be preferred.
  • Wireless Connectivity:  Strong technical knowledge in communications and coding theory, particularly in wireless communications PHY/MAC; Familiarity with 3GPP and IEEE 802.11 standards; Knowledge in one of the following research topics desirable: PHY security, spectrum sensing, URLLC; Experience with the development of simulation software for communications; programming skills in one or more of the following: Python, Matlab, C++
  • ASIC implementation/scalable hardware & software development: Experience with complete ASIC implementation flow with focus on one or multiple of the following – RTL synthesis, DFT insertion, design planning, physical optimization, timing analysis / closure, and design integrity checking through tape-outs with IC design software tools (Cadence, Synopsys)
  • Distributed IOT server architecture and Mobile Edge Cloud: Experience with device connectivity to the cloud; strong understanding of security across device, connectivity, cloud and user access; strong background in programming languages
  • Secure OS: Experience in developing operating systems (OS) and device drivers, preferably in a microkernel context; strong knowledge of OS concepts and low-level programming in C/C++/assembly language; strong understanding of security concepts and system architectures

You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who creatively pursue our research agenda

Application Procedure: Your application should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of university degree certificate, short summary of Master/PhD thesis. Applications from women are particularly welcome. Complete applications should be submitted by e-mail as a single PDF document to careers@barkhauseninstitut.org. Informal inquiries can also be submitted to the same address.

Hardware Engineer (m/f/d)

We expect the following

  • Above-average MSc/Diploma degrees in areas related to our research focus (Electrical/Computer Engineering) from renowned universities.
  • Good communication and writing skills in English.
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills.
  • Technical knowledge about how electrical circuits and components work.
  • Prior experience with electrical-design-automation (EDA) tools.
  • Candidate with prior board-design or analog circuit layout experience will be preferred.

You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who creatively pursue our research agenda. Your responsibilities will include

  • Architect layout plans for analog and mixed signal boards in multi-layer package
  • Perform multi-layer module/board layouts for integrated systems
  • Implementation and optimization of layouts of analog circuits in silicon-based process

Training to perform above tasks will be given as needed.

Application Procedure: Your application should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of university degree certificate, short summary of Master thesis. Applications from women are particularly welcome. Complete applications should be submitted by e-mail as a single PDF document to careers@barkhauseninstitut.org. Informal inquiries can also be submitted to the same address.

Security & Privacy Researcher (m/w/d)

We expect the following:

  • Above-average MSc/Diploma or PhD degree in areas related to our research focus (Computer Science with special focus on IT-security & privacy) from renowned universities
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills
  • Excellent knowledge in the fields of IT-security and privacy-enhancing technologies with special focus on Internet of Things, Cloud Computing (especially Edge Clouds) and 5G
  • Prior experience regarding theoretical analysis of privacy properties as well as formal security proofs would be highly appreciated
  • Knowledge or even research experience in the field of privacy-respecting artificial intelligence / big data processing will be very valuable
  • A candidate with prior research experience in designing and developing solutions in the field of IT-security and privacy enhancing technologies will be preferred

You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who creatively pursue our research agenda. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and development of tailored security and privacy solutions for specific use-cases and application domains
  • Creation of more general frameworks and models for enabling security and privacy in the domain of Internet of Things
  • Analysis and evaluation of existing security and privacy solutions
  • Participation in writing project proposals, project management and creating project deliverables

Application Procedure: Your application should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of university degree certificate, short summary of Master or PhD thesis. Applications from women are particularly welcome. Complete applications should be submitted by e-mail as a single PDF document to careers@barkhauseninstitut.org. Informal inquiries can also be submitted to the same address.

Digital IC Design Engineer (m/f/d)

We expect the following:

  • Above-average MSc/Diploma degrees in areas related to our research focus (Electrical/Computer Engineering) from renowned universities.
  • Good communication and writing skills in English.
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills.
  • Knowledge in programming with C/C++, Python, Verilog/VHDL.
  • Experience of SoC design flow including software tools from Cadence and Synopsys.

You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who creatively pursue our research agenda. Your responsibilities will include

  • Design and development of digital hardware for ASIC and FPGA implementations
  • HDL simulation and verification including embedded software programming
  • Support of SoC design projects through tape-out with focus on one or multiple of the following: RTL synthesis, DFT insertion, verification/testing, design planning, physical optimization, timing analysis/closure, design integrity checking

(Training to perform above tasks will be given as needed)

Application Procedure: Your application should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of university degree certificate, short summary of Master thesis. Applications from women are particularly welcome. Complete applications should be submitted by e-mail as a single PDF document to careers@barkhauseninstitut.org. Informal inquiries can also be submitted to the same address.

Studentische Hilfskraft Airhockey (m/w/d)

Das Barkhausen Institut ist ein unabhängiges Forschungsinstitut mit dem Ziel die Technologie für das Internet der Dinge zu verbessern. Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt suchen wir eine

Studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d) für den Aufbau eines Airhockey-Demonstrators

Hintergrund:

Unser aktuelles Projekt beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung eines automatisierten Airhockeytischs (AHT). Dafür wurde ein Roboterdesign entworfen, welches einen der beiden Spieler durch eine X-Y-Kinematik ersetzt. Eine Kamera trackt Roboter und Puck und berechnet daraus die folgenden Bewegungen des Roboters, um den Puck abzuwehren bzw. zurückzuschießen. Der Befehl wird drahtlos vom Rechner an den Roboter gesendet, wobei das Thema Latenz zum Tragen kommt.

Aufgabe:

Deine Aufgabe ist es, diesen AHT ein weiteres Mal aufzubauen. Dazu zählt:

  • Fertigung der benötigten Teile im 3D-Druck- oder Fräsverfahren (externe Werkstatt)
  • Zusammenbau der Kinematik, Antriebstechnik
  • Einbau der Elektronik, samt Messung und Verkabelung
  • Aufbau der Designelemente

Das bringst du mit:

  • Grundlagenwissen in der Elektrotechnik und dem Maschinenbau
  • gewissenhaftes und genaues Arbeiten
  • handwerkliches Geschick (Sägen, Bohren, Lack auftragen)

Das wird dich erwarten:

  • ein interdisziplinäres Team direkt auf dem Campus
  • interessantes und innovatives Arbeitsumfeld
  • flexible Arbeitszeiten für die Vereinbarkeit mit dem Studium

Kurzes Motivationsschreiben und Lebenslauf bitte an careers@barkhauseninstitut.org

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