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At the moment SICS is looking to fill several positions in May 2015:

Senior researchers in Software and Systems Engineering

SICS Swedish ICT is an industrial research institute focusing on computer science and software engineering. To strengthen the research within development of complex, software-intensive systems, SICS is now looking for several researchers to join the Software and Systems Engineering Laboratory.

The Software and Systems Engineering Laboratory (SSE) is focusing its research on solutions for system development in a digital society that becomes increasingly connected and automated. Special attention is given to large-scale cyber-physical systems, where traditional embedded systems are evolving into systems-of-systems through connectivity, using technologies from the Internet of Things. The business landscape is also changing, with companies cooperating in software ecosystems across organizational borders and traditional domains.

SSE conducts research in three broad areas of software and systems engineering: process improvement, system architecture, and quality assurance. The research is conducted using a range of research methods, including empirical and evidence based approaches as well as concrete prototyping of solutions in hardware and software. The lab currently consists of 11 persons, including 8 PhDs, and the members together have close to 100 years of first-hand industrial experience.

We are primarily looking for experienced researchers, either with a PhD degree in relevant subjects (such as computer science, computer engineering, systems engineering, or similar), or with an MSc degree combined with a solid experience of industrial research and development of software and complex systems. A strong academic track record is highly valued, as is experience of industrial research activities. SICS strives for a heterogeneous work force, and therefore we especially encourage female applicants, and applicants with an international background. All projects require co-operation, hence it is essential to have a good social ability.

The following non-exhaustive list shows areas of expertise which are of particular interest for the positions:
• Cyber-physical systems (CPS), with a focus on systems engineering
• Systems-of-systems (SoS)
• Architecture for software-intensive systems
• Agile and Lean methods, especially in connection to CPS
• Resilience, safety, robustness, and dependability, especially in relation to Agile, CPS, and SoS
• Software ecosystems and cross-organizational development
• Quality assurance, including testing
• DevOps and continuous deployment, especially in relation to CPS

We value knowledge and experience of techniques such as cloud, big data analytics, machine learning, security etc., in particular an understanding on how to use these as components in larger systems and services.

As a researcher at the SSE lab, you are expected to independently carry out projects in close cooperation with industrial and academic partners, from the initial contacts to a successful delivery. You are also expected to be able to create new co-operations with companies and universities, and attract research funding from public agencies. Based on experiences and data collected from projects, you are expected to be able to generalize these into explanatory models, and present results to the scientific and industrial communities.

SICS main office is in Kista, and there are also offices in Västerås and Lund. The positions can be placed in any of these locations. The positions may involve participation in projects at other places in Sweden or internationally, in which case travelling is needed.

Position and start date
The positions are permanent employment and full time 100%.
Part time positions can be discussed. Applications will be evaluated continuously, and the start date is to be agreed with the successful applicants.

Contact and application
Please, send your application letter and CV no later than May 3, 2015 to:
Marie Edlund, HR, +46 8 633 15 00, marie.edlund(at)

Researcher Network Management Solutions

New position updated 2015-05-13

The DNA Lab (Decisions Networks Analytics Laboratory) is focused on applying algorithmic methods from a wide selection of fields in computer science on real world, large-scale applications. Our areas of expertise include planning and scheduling, resource allocation, networking and network management, data analysis and data mining, Big Data analytics, machine learning, process modeling and monitoring, fault diagnosis and general decision support. We have long-term experience from both research and real world industrial projects.

SICS Swedish ICT AB is looking for a postgraduate M.Sc. engineer to fill a position as a PhD/licentiate researcher with interest in developing scalable probabilistic and data-driven network management methods applied to various networking and virtualization technologies, such as IP/5G/SDN/NFV etc. In close collaboration with industrial and academic partners throughout Europe, our approaches are centered around probabilistic modelling, machine learning and data analytics for network management applications.

In close collaboration with industrial and academic partners throughout Europe, our research is centered around probabilistic modelling, machine learning and big data analytics for network management applications.

The following qualifications are required:
* M. Sc. in computer science or similar;
* substantial programming skills in C/C++ and other languages;
* substantial interest in developing, implementing and evaluating models for data analytics, machine learning, and statistics, for telecommunication and networking applications;
* professional proficiency in English in both speech and writing.

Read more about software-defined networks and network virtualization.

Primary location in Kista-Stockholm.
Full time and temporary employment of up to one year
Employment start as soon as possible

Contact and Application

To apply, please attach your CV and personal letter. We have ongoing interviews in May and June.
For queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact:
marie [dot] edlund [at] sics [dot] se (Marie Edlund), HR, e-mail: marie.edlund(at)    +46 70 475 60 53

Praktikant till People Technologies Lab

Annonserad 2015-03-19

PPL Lab söker efter studenter som är intresserande av digitaliseringsfrågor och vill göra praktiki i en multidisciplinär forskningsmiljö med många och varierade löpande projekt.

Vi söker samhällsvetare, humanister, jurister och ekonomer som vill arbeta med digitaliseringens påverkan på samhället i bred mening. Din utbildningsbakgrund är inte huvudsaken, utan ditt intresse för digitala frågor och hur du ser på ditt bidrag till SICS forskningsmiljö. Ditt dagliga arbete kommer bestå av att du hjälper till i existerande forskningsprojekt, och även att du utformar och genomför ett eget projekt under terminen.

Vi söker dig som:

  • Är intresserad av digitaliseringens konsekvenser och möjligheter.
  • Studerar på masternivå.
  • Vill applicera din kunskap på nya problem.
  • Vill bidra till en multidisciplinär och varierad forskningsmiljö.
  • Har lätt för att samarbeta i olika konstellationer och i olika roller.


Du studerar på masternivå eller motsvarande, du gör din praktik inom ramen för pågående universitetsutbildning och är berättigad till CSN och högskolepoäng för en praktiktermin, du talar och skriver engelska flytande.

Om tjänsten

Obetald praktik på heltid. Arbetsplatsen är i Kista. Startdatum är förhandlingsbart men bör utgå ifrån normal terminsuppdelning. Praktikanten kommer ha tillgång till egen arbetsplats.

Din ansökan

Skicka CV, personligt brev och en idé för ett projekt du skulle vilja genomföra under din praktik (max 250 ord) till: dexe [at] sics [dot] se (Jacob Dexe) senast den 15 april 2015.

Master Thesis at SICS

Every year SICS hosts a number of selected students for Master Thesis work. If you would like to be one of those students, please read the Group pages carefully and find out in which lab your field of interest belongs, before contacting the lab manager.