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High Performance Networking on Xen
Company name: NEC Europe Ltd.
Location: Heidelberg
Job description: Working language: English The position focuses on research and development, for both NEC internal R&D projects and for collaborative European R&D projects, of tiny, specialized VMs, streamlined hypervisors and modular software switches running on commodity hardware with a strong emphasis on performance, scalability, and extensibility (see http://cnp.neclab.eu/ for more details). Work objectives are software design and prototyping, publications as well as IPR creation. You will be responsible for carrying out the research and software development in a team of researchers. Applicants are sought with experiences, skills and interest in the following areas: • Programming proficiency in C/C++ and software development under Linux/FreeBSD • Low level kernel and driver programming • Performance measurement and optimization of software-based network systems • Familiarity with Xen • Programming proficiency in python a plus We are looking for individuals with a broad background in computer science and we expect at least a MSc or PhD degree in Computer Science or Telecommunications. A strong publication record at top tier research conferences together with strong interpersonal communications skills will be a definitive advantage. The NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg provide an excellent working environment supporting individual creativity as well as strong teamwork. Initially the position is limited to 2 years.