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University Assistant Predoctoral in Software Architectures

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic full-time salary of EUR 3,578.80
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

(maternity leave replacement)

39 Faculty of Computer Science
Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 05.09.2024
Reference no.: 2495

The position covers a colleague’s maternity leave and is initially limited until 05 September 2024, but is expected to be extended to the actual period of leave (max. two years). The position might also be extended afterwards as a project position.

Your personal sphere of influence:

Your future position is in the Research Group Software Architecture at the Faculty of Computer Science. The research focus of our group is on software architecture, software design and software engineering. Our team currently consists of 9 scientific as well as 2 administrative colleagues. We put special emphasis on a relaxed and cooperative working environment. Social interactions help facilitate active scientific exchange and foster a good atmosphere, and therefore play a big role in our team.

Learn more about us here:

This position is a replacement position, which is limited to four months.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching and administration, which means:

  • You develop software engineering methods and tools with a specific focus on
    • Software Engineering for Machine Learning (ML) and/or Large Language Models (LLMs),
    • Continuous Delivery and DevOPs,
    • Continuous Delivery for ML Applications,
    • Software Patterns, Smells, and Architectures for Continuous Delivery,
    • Performance and Reliability Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization for Continuous Delivery.
  • You participate in research projects and studies.
  • You publish internationally and give presentations.
  • We expect you to finalize your dissertation agreement within 12-18 months.
  • You hold courses within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You are involved in organizing meetings, conferences and symposia.
  • You take on administrative tasks in research and teaching.

These are your qualifications:


  • You have completed a Master's degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Business Informatics, or a closely related field, whereby knowledge of computer science is assumed to be a given.
  • You have established experience in software architecture areas such as
    • Software Engineering for ML and/or LLMs
    • Continuous Delivery and DevOPs
    • Continuous Delivery for ML Applications
    • Software Patterns, Smells, and Architectures for Continuous Delivery
    • Performance and Reliability Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization for Continuous Delivery
  • You have at least basic knowledge of research methods and scientific publications.
  • You bring didactic know-how and experience in e-learning.
  • You have excellent command of written and spoken English (at least C1 Level). (The team communicates mainly in English!)

Desirable skills:

  • You possess very good German language skills (B2).
  • You are a team player with high social and good communicative skills.
  • You are reliable and can work autonomously.
  • You have knowledge of university processes and structures.
  • You have experience abroad.

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours, remote/hybrid and/or parttime work (upon agreement).

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Good public transport connections: Your workplace in the centre of beautiful Vienna is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training and coaching: You have the opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.

Fair salary: The basic full-time salary of EUR 3,578.80 (14 times a year) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

We can give you more details during a one-on-one meeting.

How to apply:

  • Your scientific curriculum vitae and letter of intent
  • A summary of your research interests
  • Ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
  • Contact details of persons who can provide reference letters
  • Confirmation of Master‘s Degree / diploma
  • Via our job portal / Apply now - button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Uwe Zdun

We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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​Application deadline: 07/26/2024 

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