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Type: Other
Name (ID): Software Development Engineer (OP-20171107-172034)
Supervised by: Olivier BORNET


**************** English Version (French Version below) ****************

Passionate about Artificial Intelligence (Torch, pyTorch), big data processing, advanced AI platforms (BEAT, reproducibility), and deep neural networks? The Idiap Research Institute is seeking talented and creative “Development Engineers” ready to join Idiap’s R&D team and to become a key player of our technology transfer activities.

* Analyze, design and develop software prototypes in the framework of technology transfer projects with industry (including algorithm optimization, unit testing and documentation)
* Create leading-edge technology demonstrators in collaboration with researchers
* Provides programming support to researchers
* Maintain and control software quality

Required skills:
* EPF/HES degree in computer science (or equivalent)
* Strong experience in C/C++ programming under Linux environment
* Good knowledge in mathematics and statistics
* Good knowledge of Python
* Creative, open-minded and ability to work within a team
* Fluent in French and English with good communication skills

Nice-to-have skills:
* Experience in machine learning algorithms, deep learning and big data
* Experience in computer vision, speech processing, and biometrics
* Interest in multi-platform development (Windows, Linux, Mac)

Supported by the State of Valais, the Swiss Federal Government (Commission for Technology and Innovation, CTI), and the European Commission (Eurostars programme) Idiap strives to maximize the impact of its worldwide knowledge fundamental research in the private sector through spin-offs, R&D contracts, industrial sponsoring, as well as national and international industrial collaborations.

Idiap offers attractive conditions in an extremely dynamic and innovative environment. Ready to take up the challenge? Send us your application in English via Applications submitted by (e)mail will not be considered.

For more information, feel free to contact M. Olivier Bornet at the following email address: olivier.bornet (at) or by phone at: 027/721.77.11.

Application deadline: November 30, 2017.

**************** French Version ****************

Passionnés par l'Intelligence Artificielle (Torch, PyTorch), les algorithmes big data, les plateformes IA avancées (BEAT, reproductibilité) et les deep neural networks ? L'Institut de Recherche Idiap recherche de talentueux ingénieurs de développement prêts à rejoindre son équipe R&D et à devenir les acteurs clés de ses activités de transfert de technologie.

Missions :
* Analyser, créer et mettre en œuvre des prototypes logiciels dans le cadre de projets de transfert de technologie (incluant optimisation d’algorithmes, tests unitaires et documentation)
* Développer des démonstrateurs technologiques en collaboration avec les chercheurs
* Assurer un support développement aux chercheurs
* Maintenir et contrôler la qualité des logiciels issus de la recherche

Profil recherché :
* Ingénieur HES / EPF en informatique ou équivalent
* Excellente maîtrise de la programmation C/C++ sous Linux
* Bonnes connaissances en mathématiques et statistiques
* Bonnes connaissances de Python
* Créatif, ouvert d’esprit, capacité à travailler en équipe
* Très bonnes connaissances en français et anglais

Un plus :
* Expérience en algorithmes d’apprentissage automatique, deep learning et big data
* Expérience dans le traitement d’images et de vidéos, le traitement de la parole et la biométrie
* Intérêt pour le développement multiplateformes (Windows, Linux, Mac)

Soutenu par le canton du Valais, la Confédération suisse (Commission pour la technologie et l'innovation, CTI) et la Commission européenne (programme Eurostars), l'Idiap s'applique à maximiser l'impact de sa recherche fondamentale reconnue mondialement dans le secteur privé au travers de spin-offs, contrats R&D, sponsoring industriel, ainsi que des collaborations industrielles nationales et internationales.

L’Idiap offre des conditions attractives dans un environnement extrêmement jeune, dynamique et innovant. Envie de relever ce défi ? N’hésitez pas à nous envoyer votre dossier de candidature en anglais via Les dossiers soumis par courrier postal ou messagerie électronique ne seront pas considérés.

Pour plus d’information, vous pouvez aussi contacter M. Olivier Bornet à l’adresse email suivante : olivier.bornet (at) ou encore au 027/721.77.11.

Délai de postulation : 30 novembre 2017

About Idiap:

Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute recognized and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a young, high-quality, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal opportunity employer and is actively involved in the "Advancement of Women in Science" European initiative. The Institute seeks to maintain a principle of open competition (on the basis of merit) to appoint the best candidate, provides equal opportunity for all candidates, and equally encourage both genders to apply.

Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Although Idiap is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the official working language. Free French lessons are also provided on a complimentary basis.

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