Research Engineer position in Networks Data Science group

Networks Data Science Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: November 29th, 2023 23:59 AoE (30 November 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The Networks Data Science group ( at IMDEA Networks Institute has an opening for one research engineer, with a starting date in early 2024. The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing activities of the group by deploying, configuring and maintaining the compute and experimental platforms of the group, which comprise a big data cluster with more than 2TB or RAM and over 300TB of storage, machine learning servers with NVIDIA GPUs and nearly 700 MB of VRAM, and a state-of-the-art 100-Gbps programmable network testbed with 5 Intel Tofino switches and multiple SmartNICs.

The successful applicant will work in collaboration with the IT services of the institute and the researchers using the aforementioned resources. The person will be also directly involved in research activities concerning data-driven and experimental evaluations of the solutions developed by the group.

The position offers:

  • A chance to gain substantial experience with high-end compute platforms
  • A unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge research experimental platforms
  • The possibility of developing and honing system administration skills
  • The prospect to contribute to scientific publications at top-tier venues
  • A vibrant, collaborative, multi-cultural and English-speaking environment
  • The high quality of life of the region of Madrid, Spain, where we are based.

The position requires competences in:

  • Linux system administration, including set up and maintenance of Ubuntu- and Debian-like systems, through bash shell scripting, users account management, resources quotas, firewall configuration, etc.
  • Network administration, including switch and router configuration, management of VLANs, and knowledge of SSH, DHCP, FTP/SFTP, DNS, NFS, TCP, HTTP/HTTPS.

Other desirable competences include:

  •  Big data cluster administration, including Docker, Apache Spark and Hadoop, JupyterHub, Python scripting
  •  Basic competences in web development with HTML, CSS
  •  Hands-on experience with programmable network environments, hardware and/or languages such as bmv2, PISA-compliant ASICs, SmartNICs, FPGAs or P4.

Candidates shall submit a CV including education record and a complete list of past experiences, plus the contact details of any referees if available, through the IMDEA Networks hiring portal (

Equal Employment Opportunity

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

This position could be cofounded by the project “ORIGAMI: Optimized resource integration and global architecture for mobile infrastructure for 6G” (Grant Agreement number 101139270), funded by the European Commission through Horizon Europe program call HORIZON-JU-SNS-2023.

  1. Remember to select the following option: Research Engineer & Support: [Research Engineer] [Networks Data Science group] [2023]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: November 29th, 2023 23:59 AoE (30 November 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Marco FIORE