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Businesses United Technologies Research Center Job ID 41681 Date posted 05/28/2019 City Cork State Munster Country Ireland

United Technologies Corporation (UTC; NYSC: UTX) is headquartered in Farmington, CT, just outside of Hartford, CT. We employ over 204,000 talented individuals globally, achieve net sales in excess of $60 billion, and invest $4B each year back into research & development activities. Our aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and Collins Aerospace Systems -- the combination of which make us the largest aerospace company in the world. Our commercial businesses include Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security -- a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems and building automation controls.

United Technologies Corporation was founded by some of the world's greatest inventors. We helped build the Second Industrial Revolution and brought about a century of urbanization and globalization. Now we need your help to build the next one.

Tech@UTC is the UTC technology organization, comprised of the global engineering function, several focused centers of expertise, our skunkworks organization -- United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP), and our advanced Research & Development lab -- United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, we create smart, sustainable solutions that prove we can do the big things the right way. We put the "T" in UTC.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI) is UTRC's European research hub, created to fully leverage a global network of innovation. UTRCI works with universities, research institutions, and industry throughout Europe to further its research and development mission in aerospace and building systems.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI), established in 2009, conducts research into the next generation of energy and security systems for high-performance buildings, generating world-class technologies for UTC's commercial businesses worldwide. Recently, UTRC Ireland added aerospace systems research to its portfolio to support UTC's large industrial presence in Europe. UTRCI invites qualified individuals to apply for the following position in its Cork office. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided to the successful candidates.

The United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is the corporate research center of UTC, operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, and security and fire protection. At UTRC, we create new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. We are a community of high performing inventors, innovators, thinkers, manufacturers, motivators, leaders, problem solvers, dreamers and achievers.

We work with universities, external research organizations, and global business units to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative technology solutions, products, services and intelligent systems. We are looking for scientists and engineers who have a passion for innovation and a high tolerance for ambiguity. You must be an independent thinker and self-starter with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality technical content by collaborating with fellow researchers and product specialists. You will have the opportunity to continuously develop and invent new technologies, products and processes. At UTRC, you'll be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that's moving fast to shape the future of technology - one full of career opportunities and the chance to contribute and grow in a variety of ways. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest people from the broadest and most diverse talent pool possible, so that we can serve our customers globally. If you have ideas, inspiration and expertise to continue developing products and systems that make the world a better place to live, then we have a great opportunity for you to contribute to our continued legacy of innovation.

Position Summary

 UTRC seeks candidates with a research background in software architecture for embedded systems to join the Networks & Embedded Systems Group in Cork, Ireland. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong mix of academic background and applied experience in the design and evaluation of software architectures for heterogeneous or multicore systems for mixed criticality/multi-level secure (MLS) aerospace applications.

The ideal candidate would have previous experience with various processor architectures (for example ARM, Power, RISC‑V based, as well as AMD & Nvidia GPUs) and executives (for example Sysgo PikeOS, Lynx OS/LynxSecure, Sel4, VxWorks). Experience in scheduling and design analysis for task-level isolation, time isolation, security isolation, and hardware virtualization using both RTOS and hypervisor-based approaches is of particular interest. Knowledge of techniques for co-scheduling both software and hardware accelerators (hardware threads) is also desirable.

Experience with model-based design techniques will be highly regarded, particularly those related to architecture exploration and evaluation, automatic code generation, formal verification, and runtime monitoring. Knowledge of approaches for validation & certification of safety-critical systems, particularly in the domain of commercial aerospace, is desirable but not essential.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to an established research agenda for future avionics systems within UTC's global aerospace research community.

  • Execute R&D activities within an international embedded systems research community, including technology development within collaborative EU research projects (under e.g. Horizon Europe, Clean Sky, ECSEL).

  • Provide competitive advantage for UTC business units as part of a multidisciplinary and international team of experts.

  • Contribute towards technical strategy and business development.


Requirements:

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Motivated self-starter with a strong enthusiasm to learn and passion for speed and agility.

  • Well-organized and has excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills to work in international teams.

  • Able to partner with universities, government agencies, national labs, and professional organizations to meet organizational objectives within time and budget constraints.

  • Able to adapt to new challenges and go beyond the original field of expertise.

  • Willing to champion and challenge new technical ideas.

Education & Experience

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, with a few years of industrial or academic experience, or a Master's degree with significant experience of industry or academia.

What we offer

Employees at UTRC-I enjoy a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team-based working environment. At UTRC you will be able to actively collaborate with national and international universities, work with research teams from other UTRC research centers around the globe, bring your ideas to life through our innovation pipeline process and work in many diverse technical domains ranging from building automation to aerospace.

UTRCI will provide a competitive compensation and benefits package to the successful candidate.

Additional Comments

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided to the successful candidates.

This position is based at UTRC's European hub in Cork, Ireland. To be eligible to apply, candidates must be legally entitled to work and reside in Ireland.

Candidates can apply online at: https://jobs.utrc.utc.com/search-jobs/Cork.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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