R&D engineer in distributed computing for the edge-to cloud continuum – the E2Clab project



2023-05846 – R&D engineer in distributed computing for the edge-to cloud continuum – the E2Clab project

Contract type :
Fixed-term contract

Renewable contract :

Level of qualifications required :
PhD or equivalent

Fonction :
Temporary scientific engineer

About the research centre or Inria department

Inria, the French national research institute for the digital sciences, promotes scientific excellence and technology transfer to maximise its impact.
It employs 2,400 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally with academic partners, involve more than 3,000 scientists in meeting the challenges of computer science and mathematics, often at the interface of other disciplines.
Inria works with many companies and has assisted in the creation of over 160 startups.
It strives to meet the challenges of the digital transformation of science, society and the economy.


About Inria, the team and the position

Inria is the only French public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Inria’s missions are to produce outstanding research in the computing and mathematical fields of digital sciences and to ensure its impact on the economy and society through technology transfer and innovation. Throughout its 8 research centres and its approximately 200 project teams, Inria has a workforce of 3 400 scientists with an annual budget of 265 million euros, 29% of which coming from its own resources. Inria Rennes Bretagne-Atlantique is one of the eight sites of Inria. This publicly funded research center has a workforce of about 620 people, including full-time research scientists, faculty staff, engineers and support staff, distributed in 33 teams and support services. 

The hired engineer will be a member of the KerData Inria team (https://team.inria.fr/kerdata/ ) led by Gabriel Antoniu. KerData is a joint research team of Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique and INSA Rennes, and also a team of the IRISA lab. KerData’s main research activities address the area of distributed data management at challenging scales, with a recent focus on hybrid (supercomputer/cloud/edge) infrastructures.

Developed by the KerData research team in the context of the HPC-Big Data Inria challenge (https://project.inria.fr/hpcbigdata/ ), E2Clab (https://team.inria.fr/kerdata/e2clab/ ) is a framework that implements a rigorous methodology for designing experiments with real-world workloads on the Edge-to-Cloud Computing Continuum.


 Mission overview

 By joining our team you will participate in a dynamic work environment with exceptionally talented and friendly coworkers who are committed to high-quality research and development practices. You will collaborate with esteemed researchers from around the world by taking the technical responsibility for the development of the E2Clab software, with the following global goals:

  • Make E2Clab evolve towards a distributable, professional-quality software (technical support, documentation, management of the web site);
  • Interact with potential users and build demonstrators with the goal to increase E2Clab’s visibility and adoption.

Main activities

Detailed missions

 – Test and improve the E2Clab code, build non-regressive robustness and performance tests, set up a continuous code integration process;

– Develop the incipient documentation by writing a complete and up-to-date documentation (reference manual, user manual);

– Write extensive example codes to facilitate learning of the interface by new users;

– Design and maintain a profesional-quality web site facilitating the distribution of the code and of its documentation;

– Design and implementation of software demonstrators.


Required qualifications

  • Excellent, demonstrated programming skills in Python;
  • Very good knowledge of hardware and software technologies in the areas of distributed computing and Big Data ;
  • Very good knowledge of methodologies for managing software projects;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize user requirements;
  • Ability to communicate and work in collaboration with experts in the same area and in other areas, in English;
  • Autonomy in leading and performing the tasks;
  • Sense of partnership and team spirit;
  • Taste for transmitting and sharing knowledge, results, progress;
  • Facility to present the results in written and oral form.

Benefits package

  • Subsidised catering service
  • Partially-reimbursed public transport


monthly gross salary from 2562 euros according to diploma and experience

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