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Ph.D. student in Software Engineering and Software Security

Ref BTH3 2022/237

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, is one of the most distinctly profiled universities in Sweden, where applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth are in focus. In our education and research, engineering and IT are integrated with other disciplines such as urban planning, industrial economics, design and health sciences to contribute to solving the challenges facing society. Everything we do at BTH has three distinct perspectives: innovation, sustainability and in real life, which means cooperation and exchange with both business and industry as well as society. A characteristic of BTH is the close cooperation with industry and society, which permeates both education and research at the regional, national and international level. We conduct education and research at a high international level. BTH has two faculties – the Faculty of Computing and the Faculty of Engineering.

The department of Software Engineering consists of about 50 researchers and teachers from 20 countries. Our tradition in software engineering traces back to 1990 when we pioneered Sweden’s first academic education in the area in cooperation with Ericsson. Our strength is the focus on empirical research to strengthen the industry’s competitiveness in the development of software-intensive systems, services and products. BTH’s research in software engineering is internationally top-ranked, and many of the department’s researchers are top-ranked internationally.

Topic area and work description

The position comprises empirical research on tools and processes for security that can be applied in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) as well as software engineering practices with cybersecurity as a direct application. Of special interest are approaches that support security requirements engineering, threat modeling, risk assessment, secure coding practices, quality assurance, and secure deployment. A special focus is given to AI-driven and data-driven automation with the goal of, for example, creating threat models, risk ratings, and vulnerability prediction.

The candidate is expected to have expertise in quantitative approaches (e.g., data science, experimental research); however, knowledge of qualitative methods is appreciated. The candidate is also expected to be comfortable with industry-driven research and industry-academia collaboration. Exemplary areas of research include, but are not limited to:

  • Security practices throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Threat modeling and Risk assessment
  • Software Quality Assurance and Security testing
  • DevSecOps
  • AI- and Data-driven security (e.g., Security Analytics)

Rules and benefits for PhD students in Sweden apply to this position. The doctoral student will have an individual study plan in software engineering. The position may include up to 20% of other services, e.g., teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Eligibility requirements

For admission to doctoral employment, it is required that the applicant is or will be admitted to postgraduate education. Eligible for admission to postgraduate education is those who have completed a degree at the advanced level, completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or at in any other way within or outside the country acquired substantially corresponding knowledge (Chapter 7, Section 39 in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100)).

Specific entry requirements

Qualified to be admitted to doctoral education is a graduate at second-cycle level in the technical or mathematical-natural sciences field or otherwise acquired knowledge in order to be able to benefit from doctoral education in the subject.

Meriting competencies and experience

In addition to the requirements described above, eligibility requirements, and assessment criteria for the position, the following degrees, competencies, and experiences are considered meritorious:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering or a highly-related field
  • Professional experience in Software Engineering and/or Software Security
  • Familiarity with up-to-date technologies in the areas above
  • Good programming skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Good team player

Place of employment: Karlskrona.

Employment level: 100%.

Commencement: To be agreed.

Duration: Temporary position. The duration is up to 4 years of full-time research. The position may comprise up to 20% of other duties (e.g., teaching), in which case the duration can be extended to a maximum of 5 years.

Application deadline: February 26, 2023.

Application instructions: Your application shall contain the following:

  • A cover sheet that describes your background and your knowledge and experience relevant for the position.
  • A CV.
  • Certified copies of grades and diplomas.
  • Contact information for two references.
  • The earliest date you can start to work.
  • An appendix with current publications (if applicable).
  • A link to your thesis (latest/highest degree).

You apply online through our recruitment system by clicking on the “apply” button.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and instructions.

Instructions to applicants can be found at https://www.bth.se/eng/about-bth/vacancies-at-bth.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, embraces diversity and welcomes applicants with varying backgrounds and experiences.
We work actively to take advantage of the qualities that diversity and an even gender distribution contribute to our operations.

We have chosen media for this recruitment and therefore we reject contact with advertisers or sellers of recruitment services.

Contact person

Michael Mattsson

Professor/Head of Department

+46455385810

michael.mattsson@bth.se

Tony Gorschek

Professor/Lead Scientist SERT

+46455385817

tony.gorschek@bth.se

Monica Carlsson

HR-specialist

+46455385068

monica.carlsson@bth.se

Mikael Åsman

Lecturer, Union representative (SACO)

+46455385720

mikael.asman@bth.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Sunday February 26th, 2023

PhD student position in Continuous Software Engineering

Ref BTH3 2022/248

We are one of Sweden’s most distinctly profiled institutes of technology, with a focus on IT and innovation for a sustainable future. A key word at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is closeness – close cooperation with industry and society, and closeness to our students and to our management.
Our closeness to the sea is also very apparent at both campuses, as well as being a comfortable bike ride away from the city and residential areas. BTH stands for quality and new approaches and strives to be recognised as an open, exciting and creative higher education institution.
We develop new knowledge through our research, which often takes place in collaboration with wider society and with a specific application in mind. The research contributes to a sustainable future, through directly through our research results as well as indirectly, through our PhD graduates and research-based undergraduate studies. To reach our goals, we need motivated and committed staff who are provided with the conditions to deliver research and education of the highest quality. Work environment and equal opportunities are consistently on the agenda and we strive for continuous improvements. Does this sound like your future?

The Department of Software Engineering consists of about 50 researchers and teachers from 20 countries. Our tradition in software engineering traces back to 1990 when we pioneered Sweden’s first academic education in the area in cooperation with Ericsson. The department’s research and education environment, SERL Sweden – the Software Engineering Research and Education Lab, has since then expanded and is now positioned among the world leaders in software engineering research. The department is responsible for education programs in software engineering from the Bachelor’s level up to postgraduate level.

Work description

The position is a combination of studies, industrial research, and teaching in software engineering. The position focuses on empirical research with organizations developing market-driven software-intensive products and services, particularly how continuous software engineering impacts their ways of working, practices, methods, and principles.

Continuous software engineering is a family of concepts that consider software engineering elements such as inception, planning, development, verification and validation, release, and evolution not as separate activities but as ongoing and interconnected processes. A key aspect of continuous engineering is the extensive use of data and feedback loops to fine-tune both the engineering process and the software.

Our tradition of close cooperation with industry means that we expect the candidate to be able to relate to the challenges of industrial software engineering, i.e., with prior experience and background in the development of market-driven products. We also expect the candidates to have sufficient knowledge of data analysis and tools to perform quantitative analysis on industrial data.

We particularly welcome candidates with a track record of utilizing agile/lean practices, such as DevOps, CI/CD, value-based software engineering, and expertise in data- and evidence-driven process improvements.

Rules and benefits for doctoral students in Sweden apply to this position. The doctoral student will have an individual study plan in software engineering.

Eligibility requirements

To be employed as a Ph.D. student, it is required that the applicant is or will be admitted to postgraduate education.

Eligible for admission to postgraduate education is a person who has completed a degree at an advanced level in a technical, mathematical, or scientific field or who has otherwise acquired knowledge to be able to benefit from postgraduate education in the subject.

Meriting competencies and experience

In addition to the requirements described in the work description, eligibility requirements, and assessment criteria for the position, the following degrees, competencies, and experiences are considered a merit:

  • Master or Master of Science degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • Professional experience in software development in the industry.
  • Industry experience with establishing, evaluating, and improving an organization’s software engineering processes, practices, and principles.
  • Knowledge in evidence-based and data-driven approaches.
  • Proficiency in data analysis with statistical methods and tools.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication in English.

Place of employment: Karlskrona.

Employment level: 100%.

Commencement: To be agreed.

Duration: Temporary employment for up to 4 years of full-time research. The position may contain up to 20% other services, e.g., teaching, whereby the employment period can be extended to a maximum of 5 years.

Application deadline: March 31, 2023.

Your application should contain the following:

  • A statement of your background, knowledge, and experience in the area(s) relevant to the position.
  • A CV.
  • Certified copies of grades and diplomas.
  • Contact information for two references.
  • The earliest date you can start to work.
  • An appendix with current publications (if applicable).
  • A link to your thesis (latest/highest degree).

You apply online through our recruitment system by clicking on the “apply” button.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and instructions.

Instructions to applicants can be found at https://www.bth.se/eng/about-bth/vacancies-at-bth.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, embraces diversity and welcomes applicants with varying backgrounds and experiences.
We work actively to take advantage of the qualities that diversity and an even gender distribution contribute to our operations.

We have chosen media for this recruitment and therefore we reject contact with advertisers or sellers of recruitment services.

Contact person

Michael Mattsson

Professor/Head of Department

+46455385810

michael.mattsson@bth.se

Erik Klotins

Postdoc

+46455385840

erik.klotins@bth.se

Monica Carlsson

HR-specialist

+46455385068

Mikael Åsman

Union representative (SACO)

+46455385720

mikael.asman@bth.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023