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Engineer, Informatician, Mathematician or similar (f/m) at Institute of Transport Systems

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR). Braunschweig, 08.06.2018

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The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre and the space agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Here, 8000 employees work together on a unique variety of topics in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. Their missions range from basic research to the development of innovative applications and products for tomorrow. Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds - particularly more females - at all levels, who fully achieve their potential in an inspiring environment. Launch your mission with us.
For our Institute of Transport Systems in Braunschweig, we wish to recruit a qualified

Engineer, Informatician, Mathematician or similar

Research, conception and application of machine learning methods and methods of artificial intelligence for perception of the environment and egolocalization
Your mission:
Design the future of mobility with us! Be part of an interdisciplinary team where dedicated women and men have turned their passion for the mobility of tomorrow into a career. Together with our research partners and the industry, cooperate with us in numerous national and international projects to develop cooperative and highly automated traffic systems on the road, rail and in the air to increase efficiency, comfort and safety in traffic, especially into the city. We concentrate our research and development on automotive and rail systems, traffic and mobility management as well as intermodality and public transport. The guiding principles of our work are: safety, efficiency, sustainability, economy and quality. Our research always keeps an eye on the overall traffic system with all its interactions.
In order to achieve these goals, cross-domain methods of sensor and data-based perception and environment mapping are necessary. The highly automated vehicle of the future needs to know its own location and its environment for optimal planning and execution of its maneuvers. Moreover, communication and cooperation of automated rail, road and unmanned aerial vehicles in a coordinated overall system offers completely new opportunities that need to be studied and exploited for our society.
You will work in the sensor systems group on road traffic and other topics, such as:
  • research, conception and application of machine learning and artificial intelligence methods for perception of the environment and egolocalization
  • development of methods for data and information fusion
  • conceptual development of the topic based on current research results
For your research, there is an integrated DLR tool chain with numerous laboratories, (couplable) simulators, automated test carriers and research infrastructure in the field available such as the application platform Intelligent Mobility (AIM) or the Testfeld Niedersachsen.
As an experienced professional or dedicated career entrant you will encounter a stimulating research environment, plenty of room for their own ideas and international visibility. You will take over tasks with high responsibility that help shape the European and national environment. The DLR offers many attractive qualification and education opportunities and there is the opportunity for a doctorate.
Initially, this position is limited to 2 years. There is the option for part-time or full-time.
Your qualifications:
  • completed academic studies (diploma or master) in information science, engineering or a comparable degree program
  • knowledge of methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the field of structuring of data
  • knowledge in the field of fusion of data and information
  • passion for innovative research, scientific and systematic way of working, motivation and willingness to perform
  • safe handling of C ++ and Python
  • good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • knowledge of German language is welcome
Your benefits:
DLR is an employer that values your commitment and promotes your professional and personal growth through a range of qualification and training opportunities. Our unique working environment offers our employees a great deal of freedom and an incomparable infrastructure, in which you will be able to fulfil your mission.
Our human resources policy puts great value on a healthy work-life balance as well as equal opportunities for men and women. Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.
If you have any questions concerning specific aspects of the job, please contact Mister Andreas Luber by calling +49 30 67055-317. Please find further information on this vacancy with the reference number 18967, and details regarding the application procedure, at