Computer Scientist, Physicist, Mathematician or similar (f/m/x)


The Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructures aims at the stable supply of society. The development of methods for detecting and defending against threats is just as much a part of the tasks as improved management in the event of major emergencies. In the department "Digital Twins for Infrastructures", complex networked supply systems, socio-technical interrelationships as well as buildings and technical facilities are modeled and simulated in terms of structure and behavior. By tracking the models with real-time data and providing intelligent tools for crisis teams and emergency forces, digital twins are created that provide new possibilities for monitoring and responding to crises. They also provide a basis for analyzing and optimizing the resilience of terrestrial infrastructures.

Digital Twins represent a physical instance as closely as possible within the digital world. Through continuous twinning using real-time sensor data the Digital Twin enables – by the use of models or adaption of the data from similar instances – a prediction of behavior of the real instance. Additionally, the Digital Twin is able to parallelly evaluate prognosis and optimization possibilities by analyzing the current state and context of the Digital Twin. The added values of the Digital Twin can be improved by increasing the number of data sources, mapped instances or connections made.

The most decisive challenge is the necessary, highly complex flexibility of the platform considering various applications, the combination of diverse data sources and models of partial systems, and the communication between distinct data suppliers. The resulting complexity should be treated by a standardized approach using modular components and connectors. The resulting Cloud-Computing Platform plays a major role for the feasibility and added value of future Digital Twins and shell improve the management of research data.

With your work you support the development of a highly complex Cloud-Computing Research Platform for Digital Twins.

This includes the following responsibilities:

  • supporting the conception of an innovative research platform based on Cloud-Computing for the development of Digital Twins considering newest technologies within the DLR framework
  • identification of challenges considering the implementation of the platform and the user management
  • development and integration of the Cloud-Computing Platform
  • containering and improving of Software of different applications. This includes
    • revision of software code regarding portability
    • enhancement and implementation of interfaces to data sources and other software
    • testing including verification and performance evaluation
  • evaluation of the platform with regard of its usability and adaptability for different users and applications

You will contribute to enhance the added value of Digital Twins through the connection of real-time sensor data to Digital Twins. Furthermore, the DT-Cloud-Computing Platform enables the application of Digital Twins within crisis situation and therefore supports decision-makers and emergency personnel during all phases of crisis situations.

You will implement your ideas in a dynamic and innovative institute of the German Aerospace Center. You can expect an advanced team spirit, excellent infrastructure with state-of-the-art equipment and current development environments. We also actively support you in your professional and scientific development.

  • university degree (master's/diploma) in a natural science field (e.g. computer science physics, mathematics)
  • good knowledge in the field of Cloud-Computing and software development
  • practical experience with software development
  • experiences in the use and implementation of data interfaces
  • independent and result-oriented way of working
  • ability to think and work interdisciplinary, get to work with complex contexts and methods and openness to work team-oriented
  • very good communication and cooperation skills as well as the ability to work in a team
  • very good knowledge of the German and English language, both written and spoken

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x).Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Deadline: 2023-04-10
Location: Germany, Sankt Augustin
Categories: Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematician, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physicist, Physics, Scientific Computing, software development,


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