Junior Researcher in Software modelling

Innaxis is currently seeking a software-modelling researcher (entry to junior level) to join its research team in Madrid, Spain. We look for a talented and highly motivated individual who wants to pursue a research career in the field of socio-technological systems modelling and simulation. Any individual with a great dose of imagination and problem-solving skills, along with algorithmic mind and passion are encouraged to apply.

As a software modeller, you will be developing algorithms to simulate the intricacies of socio-technological systems, such as the air transportation system and future concepts of European urban mobility. You will be applying several modelling techniques from agent based modelling, to event-driven simulation and stochastic modelling. You will also work with our Data Science team for hybrid approaches, eg. data-driven simulation tools and prescriptive analytics.

About

Innaxis is a private independent, non-profit, research institute focused on data science and its applications; most notably in aviation, air traffic management, and mobility. As an independent entity, Innaxis decides its own research agenda and has a decade of experience in European research programmes with more than 30 successfully executed research projects.

The Innaxis team consists of an interdisciplinary group of scientists, developers, engineers and programme managers. We work together with an extensive network of external partners and collaborators in Europe, including private companies, universities, public entities and other research institutes.

Skills

The ideal candidate complies with the following set of skills:

  • University degree on Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and/or Engineering.
  • MSc or PhD not required but positively evaluated. Similarly, professional experience is positively evaluated but is not a requirement.
  • Proficient in Python and knowledge of other modern languages.
  • Understanding of different programming paradigms, eg. functional programming.
  • Expertise with the most common algorithm strategies for problem solving, eg. recursive, divide and conquer, dynamic programming, branch and bound, backtracking, greedy and heuristic algorithms.
  • Strong background in statistics.
  • Experience or knowledge of data science, eg. knowledge discovery in databases (artificial intelligence, machine learning), data visualisation.
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and oral), as it is the working language at Innaxis.
  • Great dose of imagination, problem solving skills and passion.

Knowledge of the European air transportation system is highly desirable.

Benefits

The successful candidate will be offered a position as a software-modelling researcher, including a unique set of benefits:

  • Become part of a young, dynamic, highly qualified, collaborative and heterogeneous international team.
  • Flexible working environment, schedule and location.
  • A horizontal hierarchy, small team of researchers working closely with both creativity and ownership.
  • Long-term and stable position; Innaxis has been steadily growing since its foundation ten years ago.
  • Salary adjusted to skills, experience and education.
  • The possibility to develop a unique career outside of mainstream: academics, private companies and consulting.
  • No outsourcing, all tasks will be performed at Innaxis offices.
  • Opportunity to travel in Europe following the research initiatives.
  • An agile working methodology; Innaxis recently implemented JIRA/Scrum and all the research is done on a collaborative wiki/Confluence.

Applying

IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should send their CV, along with an interest letter (around 400 words), and any other relevant information that supports their application to recruitment@innaxis.org. No applications will be considered otherwise.

If your application is accepted, you will be contacted and the interview process will start. We do not rely on a HR department and personally review and interview all candidates.

 

ENTRY LEVEL/JUNIOR DATA ENGINEER

Innaxis is currently seeking for a Data Engineer (Entry Level/Junior ) to join its deployment team, Tadorea. We are based in Madrid, Spain. We look for talented and highly motivated data engineers who want to pursue and lead a career outside of the more mainstream, conventional alternatives. Individuals with a great dose of imagination, problem solving skills, flexibility and passion are encouraged to apply.

As a Data Engineer, you will help the team to design and integrate complete solutions for Big Data architectures; from data extract, load and transform processes until data storage, life cycle, management and delivery for analysis. Always making use of the latest technologies and solutions for the ultimate performance.

Skills wanted
Data Engineers at the Innaxis spin off, work very closely with the rest of the Data Science team, so a broader knowledge and a varied skillset will be very much appreciated.Candidates would be evaluated according to the following items (fulfilling the complete list is not a mandatory requirement)

  • University degree on Computer Science
  • MSc or PhD not required but positively evaluated
  • Professional experience is not a must, although it might be positively evaluated.
  • Proficient in a variety of programming languages, for instance: Python, Scala, Java, R or C++ and up to date on the newest software libraries and APIs, e.g. Tensorflow, Theano.
  • Experience with acquisition, preparation, storage and delivery of data, including concepts ranging from ETL to Data Lakes.
  • Knowledge of the most commonly used software stacks such as LAMP, LAPP, LEAP, OpenStack, SMACK and similar.
  • Familiar with some of the IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms currently available such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and similar.
  • Understanding of the most popular knowledge discovery and data mining problems and algorithms; predictive analytics, classification, map reduce, deep learning, random forest, support vector machines and such.
  • Continuous interest for the latest technologies and developments, e.g. blockchain, Terraform.
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and oral). It is the working language at Innaxis.
  • And of course, great doses of imagination, problem solving skills, flexibility and passion.
Benefits
The successful candidate will be offered a position as a Data Engineer, including a unique set of benefits:

  • Being part of a young, dynamic, highly qualified, collaborative and heterogeneous international team.
  • Flexible working environment, schedule and location.
  • A horizontal hierarchy, all researchers’ opinions matter.
  • Long term and stable position. Innaxis is steadily growing since its foundation ten years ago.
  • Salary adjusted to skills, experience and education.
  • The possibility to develop a unique career outside of mainstream: academics, private companies and consulting.
  • No outsourcing whatsoever, all tasks will be performed at Innaxis offices.
  • An agile working methodology; Innaxis recently implemented JIRA/Scrum and all the research is done on a collaborative wiki/Confluence.
Applying
IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should send their CV, together with a interest letter (around 400 words) and any other relevant information supporting their application to recruitment@innaxis.org .You will be contacted further and a personal selection process will start. We deal personally with all candidates.

Entry level/Junior Data Scientist or Data Engineer

Innaxis is currently seeking for Data Scientists and Engineers to join its research and development team based in Madrid, Spain. Talented and highly motivated individuals who want to pursue and lead a career outside of the more mainstream, conventional alternatives. Individuals with a great dose of imagination, problem solving skills, flexibility and passion are encouraged to apply.

  • As a Data Engineer, you will help the team to design and integrate complete solutions for Big Data architectures; from data acquisition and ETL processes until storage and delivery for analysis, using the latest technologies and solutions for the ultimate performance.
  • As a Data Scientist, you will mainly assist the team to understand, analyse and mine data, but also to prepare and assess the quality of such. You will also develop methods for data fusion and anonymization. Ultimately your goal will be to extract the best knowledge and insights from data, despite technical limitations and committing with regulatory requirements.

About Innaxis

If not unique, Innaxis is at most not conventional: it is a private independent non-profit research institute focused on Data Science and its applications: most notoriously in aviation, air traffic management and mobility, among other areas.

As an independent entity, Innaxis determines its own research agenda and has now a decade of experience in European research programs with more than 30 successfully executed ones. New projects and initiatives are evaluated continuously and open to new opportunities and ideas proposed within the team.

The Innaxis team consist on a very interdisciplinary group of scientists, developers, engineers and program managers, together with an extensive network of external partners and collaborators, from private companies to universities, public entities and other research institutes.

Skills wanted

Our team work very closely on a daily basis, so a broader knowledge means a much better coordination. Therefore, there is a unique list of skills ideally wanted for both positions. Those skills would be then weighted/assessed as requirements or “bonus points” according to the candidate’s position of interest, i.e. Data Scientist or Data Engineer.

  • University degree, MSc or PhD on Data Science or Computer Science, or related field provided all other requirements are met.
  • No professional experience required, although it might be positively evaluated.
  • Proficient in a variety of programming languages, for instance: Python, Scala, Java, R or  C++ and up to date on the newest software libraries and APIs, e.g. Tensorflow, Theano.
  • Experience with acquisition, preparation, storage and delivery of data,  including concepts ranging from ETL to Data Lakes.
  • Knowledge of the most commonly used software stacks such as LAMP, LAPP, LEAP, OpenStack, SMACK or similar.
  • Familiar with some of the IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms currently available such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and similar.
  • Understanding of the most popular knowledge discovery and data mining problems and algorithms; predictive analytics, classification, map reduce, deep learning, random forest, support vector machines and such.
  • Continuous interest for the latest technologies and developments, e.g. blockchain, Terraform,
  • Excellent English communication skills. It is the working language at Innaxis.
  • And of course, great doses of imagination, problem solving skills, flexibility and passion.

Benefits

The successful candidate will be offered a Innaxis’ position as a Data Scientist or Data Engineer, including a unique set of benefits:

  • Being part of a young, dynamic, highly qualified, collaborative and heterogeneous international team.
  • Great flexibility in many aspects -including working hours, compatibilities and location- and most excellent working conditions.
  • A horizontal hierarchy, all researchers’ opinions matter.
  • Long term and stable position. Innaxis is steadily growing since its foundation ten years ago.
  • A fair salary according to the nature of the institute and adjusted to skills, experience and education with continuous revision.
  • Independence, as a non-profit and research-focused nature of Innaxis, the institute is driven by different forces than in the private sector, free of commercial and profit interests.
  • The possibility to develop a unique career outside of mainstream: academics, private companies and consulting.
  • No outsourcing whatsoever, all tasks will be performed at Innaxis offices.
  • An agile working methodology; Innaxis recently implemented JIRA/Scrum and all the research is done on a collaborative wiki/Confluence.

Apply

Interested candidates should send their CV, a research interest letter (around 400 words) and any other relevant information supporting their application to recruitment@innaxis.org You will be contacted further and a personal selection process will start.

 

Visual Communication Specialist position at Innaxis

Innaxis is seeking a Visual Communication Specialist to join its research and development team in a variety of projects. As a member of the team, you are joining a very interdisciplinary group of researchers, scientists, mathematicians and engineers that work for private companies and public institutions on solving the most challenging problems, ensuring their work is properly communicated through documents, digital media (including websites, video, presentations), events and potentially other communications means.

A mixture of creativity and technical skills are required to complement the skill set of a team that has worked in the last 5 years achieving landmarks in terms of network performance analyses across different areas. The ideal candidate has a passion for developing our brand image, through documents, conceptual graphics, video, presentations, web sites and data visualisation projects, perhaps beyond his/her areas of expertise, by coordinating with third party support as needed.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Degree or education on Fine Arts, Communication or a technical education degree with emphasis on aesthetics, like Architecture.
  • Solid design and conceptual representation skills.
  • Tastefulness and artful conception of data visualization and infographics.
  • An existing portfolio would be appreciated and positively evaluated.
  • Passion for data visualisation on top of current thinking and trends would be appreciated.
  • Fluency in English: it is the working language at Innaxis!

Technical skills that may be relevant in the evaluation:

  • Web publishing and web editing technologies: WordPress, HTML, CSS3.
  • Proficiency in documents editing and graphic tools.
  • Any visualisation technologies experience or interests are appreciated.
  • Video editing knowledge is a plus
  • Some extent of analytical thinking (e.g. programming skills, mathematical language, basic physics understanding) would also be a plus

Interested candidates should send their detailed CV and relevant information to innovation@innaxis.org

Data Scientist position at Innaxis

Innaxis is seeking a Data Scientist to join its research and development team in aviation projects. As a member of the team, you are joining a very interdisciplinary group of researchers, scientists, mathematicians and engineers that work for private companies and public institutions on solving the most challenging problems and get the most out of their data.

A mixture of creativity and technical skills are required to complement the skill set of a team that has worked in the last 5 years achieving landmarks in terms of network performance analyses across different areas within the aviation sector.

We are looking for a talented individual to help the team to complement the existing research threads on machine learning and data mining, to provide new insights on the performance of complex systems and enable the real time analysis of complex phenomena. Being part of our team will mean to cooperate with other skilled researchers currently focused on knowledge discovery, data engineers and visualisation experts.
Requirements are as follows:

  • Degree on Computer Science or similar (mathematics, physics) with outstanding background and experience in programming.
  • Experience on collection and preparation of datasets for machine learning exercises.
  • Understanding of general architectures and tools for machine learning, from validation to (automatic) feature selection.
  • Fluency in English: it is the working language at Innaxis!

Technical skills that may be relevant in the evaluation:

  • Understanding of the theoretical and implementation approaches for standard data mining models and algorithms, from SVMs to deep learning techniques based on Deep Neural Networks, as well as their combination.
  • Basic knowledge of database technologies and use: MySQL, MongoDB, JQuery.
  • Any programming language is a plus: both general (Python, C, Matlab) and data analysis oriented (Weka, R) …

We offer:

  • Immediate start within a highly qualified and collaborative international team with innovative thinking and working methodology focused on the development of large scale research and innovation projects.
  • Interesting salary as a function of skills, experience and education.
  • Flexibility and good working conditions

Interested candidates should send their detailed CV and relevant information to innovation@innaxis.org

Big Data Engineer position at Innaxis

Innaxis is seeking a Big Data Engineer to join its research and development team. As a member of the team, you are joining a very interdisciplinary group of researchers, scientists and engineers that work for private companies and public institutions on solving the most challenging problems and get the most out of their data. A mixture of creativity and technical skills are required to complement the skill set of a team that has worked in the last 5 years achieving landmarks in terms of network performance across different areas within the aviation sector.

We are looking for a talented individual to help the team to complement the existing research threads on engineering infrastructures to support data mining against large datasets. Your role within the team will be to design, test and implement state-of-the-art information acquisition systems of existing data sources within the aviation sector. This data will be further analysed in search for insightful patterns and ultimately knowledge discovery. The acquisition systems developed should also be cost-efficient, reliable and in compliance with our data providers privacy directives.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Degree or MSc on Computer Science with outstanding background and experience in programming and systems management.
  • Strong interest for Amazon cloud-based solutions, specifically EC2, EBS, RDS and IAM.
  • Strong interest for databases design and management, including SQL and NoSQL solutions and ecosystems.
  • Enthusiasm for software design and testing methodologies
  •  Fluency in English: it is the working language at Innaxis!

Technical skills that may be relevant in the evaluation:

  • Knowledge of database technologies and use: MySQL, MongoDB, JQuery
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language: Python, Perl, R, C++
  • Understanding of data mining algorithms: KDD, support vector machines, etc.

We offer:

  • Immediate start within a highly qualified and collaborative international team with innovative thinking and working methodology focused on the development of large scale research and innovation projects.
  • Interesting salary as a function of skills, experience and education.
  • Flexibility and excellent working conditions.

Interested candidates should send their detailed CV, a research interest letter and any relevant information to innovation@innaxis.org

Visualisation Technologist Internship

Innaxis is seeking a Visualisation Technologist to join the research and development team for aviation projects. As a member of the team, you join a very interdisciplinary group of researchers, scientists, mathematicians and engineers who work for private companies and public institutions to solve the most challenging problems using the most of their data.

A mixture of creativity and technical skills are required to complement the skill set of a team that has worked in the last 5 years establishing landmarks in terms of network performance analyses across different areas within the aviation sector.

We are looking for a talented individual to complement the existing research threads on visualising large data sets in an innovative way to provide new insights on the performance of complex systems, including the development of interactive dashboards to enable the real time analysis of complex phenomena. Being part of a team entails working with other skilled researchers who are currently focused on knowledge discovery, data mining and big data infrastructures.

Requirements are as follows:
  • Degree in Computer Science or similar (mathematics, physics) with outstanding background and experience in programming.
  • Solid design and conceptual representation skills.
  • Tasteful and artful conception of data visualisation and infographics.
  • An existing portfolio would be very appreciated and very positively evaluated
  • Passion for data visualisation on top of current thinking and trends
  • Location: Either Madrid (Spain) or Linz (Austria)

Technical skills which may be relevant in the evaluation:

  • Web technologies: HTML, CSS3, JavaScript, …
  • Basic knowledge of database technologies and use: MySQL, MongoDB, JQuery
  • Proficiency in Java
  • Experience in any of the following libraries: d3.js, dc.js, Raphaël, …
  • Other visualisation technologies experience is appreciated
  • Any other programming language is a plus: Python, Perl, C, R, Matlab …

Innaxis offers:

  • Internship 6 months, with an opportunity to become a part of the team after internship conclusion
  • Immediate start within a highly qualified and collaborative international team with innovative thinking and working methodology focused on the development of large scale research and innovation projects.
  • Interesting salary as a function of skills, experience and education.
  • Flexibility and good working conditions

Interested candidates should send their detailed CV and relevant information to innovation@innaxis.org.

Presenters needed for Agent-Based Modelling Webinar

The ¨Using Qualitative Data to Develop Rules for Agent-Based Modelling¨ webinar is to be hosted in early June. The webinar coordinators, Rachel Aldred from the University of Westminster and Melania Borit from the University of Tromsø Norway, are seeking presenters and participants.

The webinar will focus on work in progress that is using qualitative data to develop rules for ABM. The format is likely to involve short (10-20 minute) presentations as well as time for discussion, comments, and reflection.

If you are interested in offering a short presentation or joining in the discussions following the presentations, please email Rachel at r.aldred@westminster.ac.uk and Melania at melania.borit@uit.no. Please include the reasons for your interest and if you will be offering a presentation. Also please note that you will need reliable internet connection, a headset, and an updated Java program enabled on your computer to participate.

Marketing and Communications Lead

[Filled! Check back here for other future opportunities.]  Innaxis, an innovative scientific research foundation and institute, invites highly qualified candidates in the field of communication and advertising with skills in technical communication to apply for the role of Marketing and Communications Lead of the organisation. Innaxis focuses on research programmes in aviation and other highly technical activities, working for different stakeholders in these highly specialised fields. Cutting edge/new applications and exploration of delay propagation, capacity analysis, fuel and emission modelling, information encryption and data science in aviation are areas of research in which the organization is currently engaged.

 

Functions

The Marketing and Communication Lead (MCL) will be responsible for ensuring the quality of all Innaxis documentation and communication. While the content of scientific documentation is provided by other colleagues, the MCL will review, edit, and modify these documents for greater readability, as well as format the document according to external and internal guidelines. These documents include technical deliverables and, while background and experience in technical fields is certainly needed and expected, no deep technical understanding of the content is required.

The MCL will also be responsible for the online communication strategy including the maintenance of blogs, LinkedIn pages and groups, including tracking of the number of visits and general progression of the visibility of Innaxis communications. The MCL will also be responsible for providing guidelines to the team in terms of communication.

 

Skills

  • Excellent written communication skills in technical domains
  • Fluent user of the main online marketing tools, including social media
  • Innovative ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker that creates customized solutions
  • Fluent in use of the main MS Office tools
  • Self motivated team worker that is driven to achieve success
  • Affinity and motivation for technical domains, ideally for the aviation field
  • Native English speaker. Spanish language skills are a plus.
  • WordPress blog and wiki management experience as well as online technical skills and understanding of SEO and SEM very appreciated

 

We offer

  • An immediate start within a highly qualified and collaborative international team that incorporates innovative thinking and a working methodology focused on the development of large scale research and innovation projects
  • Attractive salary. Part-time position. Flexibility and good working conditions.

 

Interested candidates should send their detailed CV and relevant information to:

innovation@innaxis.org

Madrid, January 2014

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