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Wireless Embedded System Engineer, AIO Team, Inria-Paris

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Level of qualifications required : A levels + 2 years of higher education or equivalent

Fonction : Temporary scientific engineer

Level of experience : Recently graduated


Within the framework of:

  • AIO team at Inria-Paris
  • In collaboration with the SWARM Associate Team with UC Berkeley
  • Potential collaboration with the OpenSwarm European Project
  • Travel to conferences is covered within the context of the project

Existing Hardware/Software:

  • OpenWSN and RIOT
  • The Single-Chip Mote Hardware Platform


For a better knowledge of the proposed research subject :

  • The AIO team at Inria-Paris: https://aio.inria.fr/
  • The Single-Chip Mote academic publication, available here: https://hal-lirmm.ccsd.cnrs.fr/INRIA-SILICONVALLEY/hal-02420868v1

Responsibilities :

  • Maintaining a repository of their code
  • Performing experiments with hardware
  • Presenting results of these experiments both within the group and to the wireless networking community

Main activities

Main activities:

  • Programming off-the-shelf and custom wireless embedded systems
  • Collaborate with researchers and other engineers to experiment on large numbers of networking devices
  • Impelement and assist with design of new wireless networking protocols
  • Perform FPGA development to augment existing wireless systems with additional protocols and time synchronization capabilities
  • Use software defined radios for prototyping and experimentation.

Additional activities:

  • Develop and maintain a repository of software
  • Potentially: development of new hardware platforms (PCB design)


Technical skills and level required:

  • A degree with focus on embedded C or 2+ years of experience in industry/academia
  • 2+ years of programming embedded systems hardware
  • Some experience with FPGA development and programming is ideal
  • Some experience with Python for data analysis is ideal
  • Some experience with Verilog/VHDL is ideal
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Excellent English proficiency
  • Familiarity with French is helpful but not strictly necessary

Relational skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to concisely present experimental results

Benefits package

  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage