Embedded Rust Development for Secure Low-Power Open Source Distributed System Software
Renewable contract : Yes
Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent
Other valued qualifications : MSc
Fonction : Temporary scientific engineer
About the research centre or Inria department
The Inria Saclay-Île-de-France Research Centre was established in 2008. It has developed as part of the Saclay site in partnership with Paris-Saclay University and with the Institut Polytechnique de Paris .
The centre has 39 project teams , 27 of which operate jointly with Paris-Saclay University and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris; Its activities occupy over 600 people, scientists and research and innovation support staff, including 44 different nationalities.
In the context of the RIOT operating system and the RIOT-rs project, this position will focus on designing and leading the development of buidling blocks for a major open source embedded software platform for heterogeneous low-power 32-bit MCUs (Arm Cortex-M, RISC-V, ESP32...) connected with various low-power wireless techniques (BLE, 802.15.4, LoRa...) and low-power IPv6 secure protocol stacks.
The recruited person will be in connection with the RIOT open source community, RIOT-rs developers, as well as Inria researchers in the domain of secure low-power IoT and formal verification.
Depending on the profile, the recruited person will either be responsible for core embedded OS development, or for secure low-power network stack development.
The person recruited will be in charge of steering the developer community snowballing around the open source code base.
- propose architectures of Rust rewrites for RIOT building blocks
- implementation, documentation and CI of embedded Rust modules
- interact with formal verification experts
- interact with secure low-power IoT network protocols experts
- upstreaming and steering of open source communities
- embedded C/Rust
- open source software workflows
- RTOS or bare-metal experience on 32-bit microcontrollers such as ARM Cortex-M, RISC-V, ESP32
Non-Technical / Soft skills
- distributed team work
- good english skills (written, spoken, read)
- consensus building
- 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
According to experience
- Theme/Domain :
Distributed Systems and middleware
System & Networks (BAP E)
- Town/city : Paris
- Inria Center : Centre Inria de Saclay
- Starting date : 2023-11-01
- Duration of contract : 2 years
- Deadline to apply : 2023-12-31
Warning : you must enter your e-mail address in order to save your application to Inria. Applications must be submitted online on the Inria website. Processing of applications sent from other channels is not guaranteed.
Instruction to apply
Defence Security :
This position is likely to be situated in a restricted area (ZRR), as defined in Decree No. 2011-1425 relating to the protection of national scientific and technical potential (PPST).Authorisation to enter an area is granted by the director of the unit, following a favourable Ministerial decision, as defined in the decree of 3 July 2012 relating to the PPST. An unfavourable Ministerial decision in respect of a position situated in a ZRR would result in the cancellation of the appointment.
Recruitment Policy :
As part of its diversity policy, all Inria positions are accessible to people with disabilities.
The keys to success
This job is for people who are passionate about embedded Rust, serious cybersecurity and who are open source enthusiasts.
Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.