Research & Development specialist / Java Software Engineer

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 31 Dec 2022

SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role...

The successful candidate will join the SERVAL research group, led by Prof. Yves Le Traon.

The position holder will be building the bones of a new software testing solution and making decisions that will control the trajectory of the product. As such, he will be required to perform the following tasks/will do research on the following topics:

  • Contribute to the realization and the packaging of Software Testing solution.
  • In collaboration with the Tech Lead, analyze non-functional requirements, and automate steps up to obtaining seamless delivery pipelines, ensuring non-regression, performance, robustness, and reliability.
  • Take full ownership of the implementation of this solution, up to its deployment.
  • Stay up to date with innovative technologies, practices, and tools.
  • Upskill the members of your team by sharing solutions and best practices and stay up to date with project progress.
  • Contribute to our growth and our continuous improvement.

Your Profile...


  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or any related field, or equivalent knowledge in the field.
  • Deep understanding of software development, from software architecture to clean code.
  • Strong expertise in Java / Spring boot development or equivalent technology stack.
  • Development skills with attention to acute design, detailed implementation and committed delivery deadlines.
  • Display team spirit and collaboration mindset, ease in integration into a multi-cultural co-creative environment.


  • At least 3 years’ work experience in development and maintenance of applications and systems.
  • Experience in software development or system integration using APIs and tools or specifications like OpenAPI, Swagger.
  • Experience in using or integrating test frameworks like Junit, Cucumber or any other equivalent.
  • Experience in scripting languages like Bash / Python or any other equivalent.
  • Experience using ReactJs, VueJs or any other frontend development framework is considered an advantage.
  • Experience using graph database such as Neo4J is considered an advantage.

Language Skills:
Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

Here’s what awaits you at SnT...

  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 18 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL05246

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Full CV, including list of publications
  • Motivation Letter
  • The name (and email address, contact details) of one referee

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg...

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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