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Lero MSc with IBM Dublin's Software Lab

The Performance Engineering Lab at University College Dublin has an opening for two ambitious MSc students to work on a collaborative research project with IBM’s Software Laboratory in Dublin. This is an exciting opportunity to gain industrial software engineering experience with the world’s largest IT and consulting company, while also studying for a research-based MSc in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at UCD.

This project will focus on research topics related to Software Performance Engineering; in particular, research that will lead to the development of Data Analytics tools to automatically monitor and detect performance problems in cloud-based enterprise systems, for example inefficient garbage collection or problems that can be detected in system-level logs. Application domains may include Smart Cities/Infrastructure, Mobile and Social Communications.

These MSc positions will be based part-time in IBM’s Software Lab with the remainder of the time in the Performance Engineering Lab at the UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics.

These 2-year MSc positions are fully funded by Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre through Science Foundation Ireland. The successful candidates will receive a tax-free salary stipend and full coverage of their UCD Research Master’s fees. PEL UCD and IBM Software Lab in Dublin have a long-standing research relationship, where the majority of students have been offered full-time positions in IBM after completing their studies. In all cases, graduated students have found that the uniqueness of this research MSc has helped to fast tracked their career progression.

Required Skills Profile

The successful candidate must have:

  • 1.1 or 2.1 Honours degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • Excellent software programming skills.
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in Java development is desirable.

How to Apply

The closing date for these positions is 27th of June 2014. These positions are immediately available. Interested applicants should submit their CV and a covering lettering explaining their interest in the position to <email></email>. The Principal Investigator on this project is Prof. John Murphy.