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ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Software/Electrical Engineer

To start immediately or upon agreement, we are looking for a

Software/Electrical Engineer

Your responsibilities: “On-site Robotic Tiling” aims realizing a feature-complete prototype of a novel approach towards automation of a construction task. You will investigate sophisticated sensing/scanning and control strategies for an on-site robotic tiling process and/or build on the optimization of the current setup of the scanning mechanism. Therefore, you will be directly responsible of optimizing the scanning algorithms for an on-site robotic tiling task with machinery and equipment that is operating in unknown environments such as the construction site. The responsibilities will additionally be linked to the design and building of the electronic setup of the robot end effector.

We are looking for: You have a very good electrical/software engineering degree, either corresponding to an FHEQ-Level 7 or to an engineering study at FH, and/or a comprehensive training or practical experience. As such, we expect a range of programming languages and skills in tooling as well as profound hands-on knowledge in electronics. Fluent English language skills are required (and fluent German language skills are appreciated) for this position and you should be reliable and accurate, a self-starter with high level of initiative and able to work independently while concurrently having excellent commitment in teamwork and communication skills. You will work in close collaboration with different disciplines and we want to assemble a high performance team ready to be at the forefront of automation in building processes. Based in Singapore, the position is provided with the option of becoming part of the potential future spin-off company.

For further information please contact Ms. Selen Ercan, FCL Singapore, or Mr. Tobias Bonwetsch DFAB Zurich, by email:, (no applications).

We look forward to receiving your application online at or via “Apply now” below with attention to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Matthias Steiger, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zürich. Please submit your application including a comprehensive CV, cover letter, diplomas and work certificates online and upload all documents (PDF is recommended) through the website. Any other way of applying will not be considered.



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Application details

July 9, 2014
Application deadline:
October 31, 2014

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