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Prof. Dr. M. Jarke
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Prof. Dr. M. Jarke
RWTH Aachen
Informatik 5
Ahornstr. 55
D-52056 Aachen
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Student worker for development and maintenance of Cloud Computing platform

Job type HiWi
Extent 10-15h
Status Closed

For our new Cloud computing platform we are looking for a student worker for configuring, development and maintenance of tools for scalable computing.

The Chair of Computer Science 5 (Information Systems) offers a HiWi position with 12 hours/week contract.

Cloud computing is an emerging model for the next generation of computing. Cloud is internet based system in which large scalable computing resources are provided "as a Service" over the internet to users. The users are able to plug-in at anytime from anywhere and utilize large scale storage and computing resources. The storage and computing on massive data are the key technologies for a Cloud computing infrastructure. Some examples of Cloud platforms include Google AppEngine, Amazon Elastic Services, and Microsoft Azure Services.

We are building Cloud infrastructure based on a Sun T5240 Enterprise server, which can scale up to 128 virtual machines. The SPARC Enterprise T5240 server also offer flexible, open source, no-cost virtualization technologies with Solaris Containers and Logical Domains (LDoms). On top of the virtual machines we will setup software for reliable, scalable and distributed computing, e.g. Apache Hadoop, Google's MapReduce and Bigtable, Eucaliptus and so on.

You will learn how to build scalable Cloud services to support demanding Web scale and enterprise application environments for different purposes, e.g. multimedia applications, social networks or mashups. 

We offer:

  • flexible working hours
  • open-minded, nice and helpful team
  • working with cutting-edge hardware and in an exciting project

You bring:
  •  skills and experience in programming (Java, C++)
  • skills and experience in some Database Management System (DB2, MySQL, Oracle or MS SQL Server)
  • experience with Linux/Unix and shell scripting
  • reliability and responsibility
  • motivation to learn new technologies for web scale problems
  • interest in longer term cooperation (at least 1 year)
  • fluent English


Tasks include: 
  • setup and maintenance of virtualization software
  • development of horizontal Cloud services based on the Hadoop project, which can be used in various vertical applications


Please send us your CV and a list of courses and labs you have taken.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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