Intuitive Internet of Things software developer

Intuitive Internet of Things software developer

Ghent University and imec are in the process of expanding their offer with regard to experimental setups. These new setups offer an experimentation playground in a residential environment (Homelab), office environment (Officelab), soccer stadium (Ghelamco Arena) and outdoor urban environment (City of Things). Current and future ICT solutions that are used in these environments can be developed, evaluated and demonstrated in a real-life setting. The offer goes beyond what current, similar initiatives offer in that from a technological point of view, it will enable multi-technology, multi-standard experiments in an easy manner. A software platform called DYAMAND (DYnamic, Adaptive MAnagement of Networks and Devices) is being developed to support these activities.

You will

  • Gather and collect in-depth knowledge on the state-of-the-art IoT technologies for a wide range of application domains;
  • Develop functional prototypes based on IoT technologies to be incorporated in the existing in-house developed DYAMAND platform;
  • Develop demonstrators based on requirements defined in close collaboration with other developers, potential users and industry partners;
  • Contribute to the code base of interoperability platform DYAMAND working in an experienced development team;
  • Work in close collaboration with an enthusiastic team of developers and researchers
  • Work with the most recent state-of-the-art and with emerging IoT technologies in (inter)national research projects;
  • Document cases performed on the various testbeds for educational and external communication purposes.

Be challenged to be a pro-active planner and work autonomously to meet deadlines;

You are

  • Interested in new and emerging technologies;
  • An analytical thinker, well-organized and able to autonomously plan and execute tasks;
  • A flexible team player, actively helping other team members, you see changes as an opportunity to learn and grow;
  • A quick learner, able and interested in acquiring new skills and competences;

You have

  • Good communication skills in English (written and spoken);
  • Proven experience in software development (e.g. student projects, master thesis, work experience in software development);
  • Experience in Java, experience in OSGi is a plus
  • Affinity with other programming language is a plus
  • Affinity with (or interest in) software quality including but not limited to software testing, continuous integration and deployment is a major plus

Our offer

We offer a very challenging, full-time position in an inspiring, flexible and very dynamic environment. You will join a young and enthusiastic team of developers, researchers, post-docs and professors. You will receive a competitive salary. This full-time position is available immediately.

About imec

The nano-electronics research center, imec, and the digital research and incubation center, iMinds, have been merged into a unique high-tech R&D hub under the brand name imec.

imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create ground-breaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan.

About IDLab

IDLab ( performs fundamental and applied research on Internet technologies and data science. Major research areas are machine learning and data mining, semantic intelligence, distributed intelligence for IoT, cloud and big data infrastructures, multimedia processing, wireless and fixed networking, electromagnetics, RF and high-speed circuits and systems. IDLab has a unique research infrastructure used in numerous national and international collaborations. IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centers worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (R&D centers from international companies, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SMEs, as well as numerous high-tech start-ups).

IDLab is a core research group of imec and a large part of IDLab's research activities are embedded in Ghent University. The research on wireless networking is a joint activity between the University of Antwerp and Ghent University. IDLab is the integration of the former research groups DSLab, IBCN and MOSAIC and counts about 300 members (40 professors, 50 post docs, 200 researchers, 15 support staff members).