Experienced Researcher - Critical Software S.A.



Job Type


Job Title


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Researcher-Safety Critical Systems - Marie Curie



Date Posted

Wednesday, 03 April 2013


Coimbra, Portugal

Start Date



24 months

Company Information

Critical Software SA

Parque Industrial de Taveiro, Lote 48

Coimbra, 3045-504

Website: http://www.criticalsoftware.com

Job Description

The candidate will be integrated in an European Commission project and collaborating in a highly competitive and highly motivated team working in the development, Verification & Validation, and dependability and safety assessments of safety-critical systems areas for very demanding markets (space, aeronautics, railway, etc).

He/she shall be able to support the development of industrial, business strategies and marketable tools (e.g. fault-injection, qualitative and quantitative dependability analyses) for evaluating the robustness and dependability properties in Safety Critical Systems (SCSs), and thus making more effective the processes of V&V of these systems, as well as the selection/integration and assessment of components for these systems as a basis for system qualification/certification.

 The robustness/dependability properties assessed shall ensure the development of highly competitive, dependable, robust and certifiable safety critical software systems, and this shall be achieved by the definition, development and validation of appropriate tools and methods. The candidate will be involved in studies and tool development/improvement/integration to achieve these goals.




Required Education Level: Degree in system and/or software engineering, preferably in a field related to informatics, computer or electrical science. Experienced researcher* classification required.


*Experienced researcher: a researcher, who at the time of recruitment by the organization is already in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it, or having at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience.


Position available:

A. The researcher shall be an Experienced Researcher in Computer Science Engineering (or similar technology area) and experienced or motivated by the following topics:

-          Knowledge on Robustness and Dependability techniques and tools;

-          Knowledge on tools design, development and validation;

-          Knowledge on fault injection techniques and tools (SW and HW fault injection);

-          Experienced in C/C++/Java/Eclipse;

-          Knowledge of international safety-critical standards (DO-178B/C, EN5012x, ISO26262, IEEE, etc);

-          Experience in product development, in safety cases productions for certification environments, and automotive industry experience are important assets.


The candidate shall not be of Portuguese nationality and have worked less than 12 months during the last 3 years in Portugal, and obey to the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/codeOfConduct).

Highest finished education

University Degree – Experienced Researcher

How to Apply

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