OpenLab Developer Informatics Institute

OpenLab Developer Informatics Institute

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4 Jan 25 Jan Amsterdam

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Job description

We are looking for an ICT developer for SNE research cluster of the Institute of Informatics. The cluster comprises the three research groups: CCI – Complex Cyber Infrastructures, MNS – Multiscale Networked Systems and PCS – Parallel Computing Systems.

You will support and contribute to the further development of the OpenLab, the experimental environment that supports research carried out in the three groups.

What are you going to do?

You will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the OpenLab, the experimental lab that supports the research activities of the three groups The lab is foundational to the world leading research role of the groups and requires continuous support as well as development.

You will support and facilitate several ongoing research efforts:

  • the RoN – Research on Networks – activities in collaboration with SURF;
  • the 2STiC collaboration, with particular focus on the definition of P4 testbeds;
  • the 'AMdEX Industry Lab' and AMdEX researchers on interoperable data exchange prototypes demonstrating aspects of controllability, programmability and reuse;
  • the OpenLab services interoperability with the European research infrastructures.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


What do we require?

You should have a Master’s degree in Security and Network Engineering, Computer Science or another relevant discipline and fluently speak and write English.

Specifically, we are interested in people with:

  • substantial experience working with Linux based operating systems;
  • experience with API development for distributed systems and data sharing;
  • experience managing a network including configuring routers, switches and firewalls;
  • in depth understanding of core network services such as DHCP, DNS, and routing;
  • familiar with virtualization technologies such as OpenStack and KVM;
  • familiar with Software Defined Networking, and data plane programmability including technologies such as P4, DPDK, or eBPF.

We also expect the candidate to contribute to the group technical and scientific publications of  researchers associated with the OpenLab by providing the necessary technical contributions; previous contributions to technical publications are considered an advantage. We also foresee support for the general outreach activities of the groups, such as developing and supporting prototypes and demonstrators.

Conditions of employment

A temporary contract for 38 hours a week, preferably starting as soon as possible, for the duration of 14 months.

The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum €2,710 - €4,093 gross per month (scale 9) based on full-time employment.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be Select scale gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. 

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.


University of Amsterdam

With over 6,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


Universiteit van Amsterdam - Informatics Institute

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

The position will be embedded in the MNS group – one of the research groups in the Informatics Institute. The group focuses its researches on the fundamental architectural problems that arise from the interconnection of systems and of data flows. We look at the emerging architectures that can support the operations of the future Internet. In particular we focus on the delivery of secure and sustainable ICT services across multiple domains. Device programmability and virtualization play in this field an ever-increasing role in designing networks and ICT infrastructures. We address the interoperability challenges in supporting discovery, analysis and interoperation between heterogeneous complex infrastructures. Our vision is to build an effective ‘knowledge fibre’ to facilitate information discovery, integration and reuse across distributed infrastructures.


  • Research, development, innovation; IT
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2710—€4093 per month
  • University graduate
  • 21-7928


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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