BSc in computer engineering (f/m/d) ? motion control

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB)

Berlin, Germany

Work group:

Optics and Beamlines

Area of research:

Technical staff

Job description:

Reference No. NP 2019/19

The Department Optics and Beamlines is looking for

BSc in computer engineering (f/m/d) ? motion control


  • Development and operation of control and monitoring software for demanding multi-axis drive systems for optical components such as monochromators, slit systems and mirror UHV chambers

  • Conception of control algorithms in close cooperation with our scientific/technical departments and transfer of these into productive operation

  • Integration of applications and components into the control system environment EPICS

  • Support of ongoing operation and implementation of continuous improvements according to user requirements


  • BSc/Dipl.-Ing.(FH) in the field of computer science/engineering or similar
  • Excellent knowledge in software development in unix-environments
  • Very good knowledge in multi-threaded programming of C/C++ applications as well as another programming language like Python or Matlab
  • Sound knowledge of a real-time OS and Linux-I/O-driver development as well as control system frameworks (e.g. EPICS) would be an asset
  • Ideally you would already have knowledge/experience in the field of optics, electro-engineering or mechanics

Further Information

Dr. Jens Viefhaus; Andreas Balzer

+49 30 8062 – 15690; -14953

Closing Date: 04.12.2019

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: NP 2019/19