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Software Engineer at Gramazio Kohler Research

80%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

Gramazio Kohler Research, the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication at the Institute of Technology in Architecture, operates at the forefront of architectural design and production enabled through digital manufacturing techniques. To our infrastructure belongs the Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL), a unique digital construction environment, which allows for world class research in the field of robotic fabrication in architecture and construction. Furthermore, the Immersive Design Lab (IDL) is an interdisciplinary laboratory for collaborative research and teaching in the field of interactive extended reality and machine learning in design, architecture, and engineering.

Job description

We are looking for a highly skilled software engineer to work on the development of the open-source python framework for research in architecture and robotic fabrication (COMPAS framework and the COMPAS FAB package). You will focus on the development and integration of software and hardware systems and work in a multi-disciplinary team of software engineers, architects, computer scientists and roboticists. Your projects will include multi-disciplinary collaborations with the Swiss Data Science Center and with -an Alphabet company in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence- and will span a broad spectrum of exciting tasks, from bridging cutting-edge automation technology and industrial robots with computational design in architecture, to exploring design methodologies connecting extended reality and machine learning.


Your profile

You have a degree in Computer Science or a related field and several years of experience as a software engineer. You have solid experience in multiple programming languages, in particular Python. Experience working with distributed systems, robotics middleware (e.g. ROS) and path planning are a big plus. Familiarity with containerization and continuous integration pipelines is an asset. You are fluent in English and enjoy working in an international, diverse and interdisciplinary team.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Github profile
  • contact details of at least one reference

Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.

Further information about Gramazio Kohler Research can be found on our website For further information, please contact Dr. Romana Rust, e-mail (no applications).

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