[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Computer Scientist in VR for Aerospace Applications

Andreas.Gerndt at dlr.de Andreas.Gerndt at dlr.de
Mon Mar 7 11:47:35 CET 2016

The German Aerospace Center DLR has a dual mandate as the national research center for aeronautics and space, and as the space agency of the German federal government. Approximately 8000 people work for DLR on a uniquely diverse range of topics spanning the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security research. They collaborate on projects extending from fundamental research to the development of the innovative applications and products of the future. If the idea of joining a top-class team of researchers working in a supportive, inspirational environment appeals to you, then why not launch your mission with us?
For our insitute Simulations- und Softwaretechnik in Braunschweig, we wish to recruit a qualified

== Investigation of Interactive Methods for Virtual Reality in Aerospace Applications ==

Your Mission:
We are looking for scientists for our working group in virtual reality (VR). Your tasks would be manifold and would address topics like:

- Virtual assembly simulation for on-orbit servicing of satellites
- Integration of stabile physics models for plausible presentation of multi-body simulations
- Model-based evaluation of servicing of virtual space systems
- Computer supported assistance of real service mission (Machine Learning)
- Integration of Augmented Reality (AR) techniques into mission planning scenarios
- Photo-realistic rendering of rover simulations on planet and comet surfaces
- Navigation on virtual planets and annotations of findings in geological and atmospheric datasets
- Extraction and visualization of topological features by means of direct interaction with unsteady surface and weather datasets

If you feel at home in the development of scientific applications in those topics and you are always looking for big challenges to tackle, then this position could be the right one for you. Maybe you can also bring in following skills and experiences:

- Deep experiences in developing methods for human-computer interfaces in immersive environments (Multi-Pipe Projection, Head Tracking, Physics Engines, Force Feedback, Scene graph APIs, VR Toolkits, etc.)
- Basic knowledge in Augmented Reality (AR) techniques
- Well-grounded knowledge in Scientific Visualization (e.g. particle tracing, topological feature extraction, volume rendering)
- Skills in software development for LINUX

We are always looking for highly motivated people who want to make our teams even stronger. We also want to motivate more women to work in our scientific domain. Part time is also possible. And the freedom is offered to bring in own ideas and research topics which have the potential to solve our mission. Therefore, a PhD might be useful but is not a prerequisite. Eventually, we are looking for people initiating new research projects and who are eager to publish their scientific results on international conferences and in scientific journals.

Required Qualifications:
- You have a Master or PhD in Computer Science or in a similar research direction.
- You are an expert in object-oriented software development (preferably with C++).
- You possess an excellent knowledge in programming GPUs (e.g. with OpenGL, Shader Techniques, CUDA).
- You know Software Engineering methods (UML, Test-Driven-Development, Continuous Integration, etc.) very well.
- You are a team player, creative, and able to work independent and self-motivated.
- You are fluent in spoken and written English (knowledge of German is an asset).

Your Benefits:
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 unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

If you have any questions concerning specific aspects of the job, please contact Dr. Andreas Gerndt by calling +49 531 295-2782. Please find further information on this vacancy with the reference number 01324, and details regarding the application procedure, at www.DLR.de/dlr/jobs/en.

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
German Aerospace Center
Simulation and Software Technology | Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualization | Lilienthalplatz 7 | 38108 Braunschweig | Germany

Dr. Andreas Gerndt | Deputy Head of Institute | Head of Department
Telephone +49 531 295-2782 | Mobile +49 172 235-6701 | Telefax +49 531 295-2767 | andreas.gerndt at dlr.de<mailto:andreas.gerndt at dlr.de>

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