Research Scientist – Distributed Systems

Bosch Group

Company Description

The Bosch Group operates in most countries in the world. With over 400,000 associates, a career at Bosch offers a chance to grow an exceptional career in an environment that values diversity, initiative and a drive for results. The “Intelligent IoT” group at Bosch Research Pittsburgh works at the convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT for enabling intelligent products and services across various business domains such as smart homes / buildings, future mobility solutions as well as Industry 4.0. We also have strong collaborations/partnerships with top-tier universities and research institutions such as CMU, Caltech, NASA-JPL and NYU to name a few. These collaborations enable our team members to drive independent, cutting-edge research activities aligned with our long-term vision. 

Job Description

  • Develop and implement a flexible and scalable system architecture to enable robust real-time operation of a large scale distributed IoT device network that mixes safety- and mission-critical operations with general purpose applications.
  • Develop this architecture to seamlessly integrate distributed resources from high performance cloud computing to edge computing devices and dynamically allocate resources based on QoS application requirements.
  • Develop applications that use this architecture for industrial automation & logistics, dynamic physical simulations, and telepresence applications.
  • Develop new programming & authoring tools to support developers building applications for this system infrastructure.
  • Develop fundamental core concepts for highly complex technical challenges at the intersection of foundational research and industrial applications, e.g. next-generation cloud-fog-edge architectures in Industry 4.0.
  • Create high-impact research directly leading to publications at leading “Tier 1” technical conferences and journals.
  • Proactively identify strategic research fields in emerging fields relevant to Bosch via active scouting of international research trends.
  • Elicit salient requirements and identify challenges from real-world applications by internationally collaborating with Bosch unit experts from business units.


Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Possesses specialist-level expertise in at least two related topics (edge/cloud computing, distributed systems, dependable/reliable system architecture, mechanisms for guaranteeing QoS properties on communication and computational resources, IoT) complemented by strong general knowledge of both theory and practice across the field
  • Established academic position within relevant worldwide technical/scientific communities, as demonstrated by track record (both quantity and quality) of top-tier, high-impact publications
  • 2+ years of experience with one (or more) system programming languages like C/C++/Java/GO/Rust and Python

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency to communicate complex ideas and assessments to diverse audiences (e.g. technical expert, management level)   
  • Proficiency to architect / design highly complex technical systems (e.g. Apache Spark, Kubernetes, Hadoop) and demonstrate their viability/value via creation of advanced prototypes
  • Experience with Linux Kernal and/or Network stack development
  • Familiarity with AR/VR/XR systems and/or 3D development (OpenGL, Unity, WebXR, etc) desirable for applications related to Digital Twins
  • Willingness to build real world platforms out of cutting-edge research and technologies and create significant industry impacts

Additional Information

BOSCH is a proud supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiatives

  • FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
  • AWIM (A World In Motion)

By choice, we are committed to a diverse workforce – EOE/Protected Veteran/Disabled.

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Culture and Benefits Bosch in the USA

The U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $130,000 – $150,000. Within the range, individual pay is determined based on several factors, including, but not limited to, work experience and job knowledge, complexity of the role, job location, etc. Your Recruiter can share more details about the specific salary range for this position during the interview process.

In addition to your base salary, Bosch offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts (HSA); flexible spending accounts; 401(K) retirement plan with an attractive employer match; wellness programs; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; parental leave, adoption assistance; and reimbursement of education expenses. Learn more about our full benefits offerings by visiting: Pay ranges included in the postings generally reflect base salary; certain positions may include bonus, commission, or additional benefits.

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