CALL 15-2018-1 - Software Developer / System Administrator positions in Communication Networks Division – Optical Networks and Systems Department

27 September 2018 - Expires: 27 November 2018

The Communication Networks Division of the CTTC is searching for interested candidate in a Software Developer / System Administrator positions in its Optical Networks and Systems Department. For more information about the Department please refer to

We offer a position in a research-oriented team, exploring new technologies and their applicability, working in the scope of national and international research projects while developing testbeds and proof-of-concept prototypes.

The candidate must have in-depth knowledge and experience in the development of networked systems in Python and C/C++ (mainly in GNU/Linux environments), as well as in system administration and networking.


  • Good knowledge of Java, Python and C/C++, with experience in small and medium-sized projects.
  • Linux programming and basic system administration.
  • Knowledge of networking concepts and technologies.
  • Strong motivation and desire to learn and explore new technologies.
  • Good analysis, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • High level of English


  • PCE and GMPLS networks
  • Software defined Networking (SDN), including usage of several controllers and virtual switches.
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and network service definition and deployment.
  • Openstack
  • Containers
  • Multi-layer (packet/optical) network orchestration
  • Testbed management


Applicants must hold an MSc/Engineering degree in computer science, telecommunications, or related fields. Experience in R&D or industrial projects carried out in the context of research institutions or industry is appreciated. Knowledge of key technologies (virtualization, containers, micro-services, cloud management systems, software defined networking) and relevant Open Source projects is also a plus.


The position is full time, linked to the duration of the European Commission H2020 5GPPP 5GCroco project (3 years). Profiles with different levels of work experience are sought. The rank and gross salary, in the range 24,000-30,000€/year, will be determined according to qualifications and work experience. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae in PDF format through this online application. CVs and any other information gathered during this process will be handled confidentially.


Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), in Castelldefels – Barcelona, is a growing and well-funded research institution fostering excellence and diversity. CTTC offers a highly international environment at an exceptionally attractive location. As a research center in telecommunications technologies CTTC provides a fertile environment for research cooperation and innovation between different disciplines.

CTTC seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

CTTC is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.