Student Assistant (HiWi) as Software Engineer for the Bombyx tool

WorkplaceZürich, Zurich region, Switzerland

Student Assistant (HiWi) as Software Engineer for the Bombyx tool

10%-30%, Zurich, fixed-term

Bombyx is a software tool for Rhinoceros 3D and Grasshopper, developed by the Chair of Sustainable Construction. The purpose of Bombyx is to provide an easy parametric LCA tool for application in the early design stages in the Swiss context. The tool is used for teaching in the course of “Design-integrated life cycle assessment” provided by the Chair in the Fall semester.

Job description

We are looking for a new team member to join us in the further development of Bombyx and improve the teaching of early design life cycle assessment for architectural and engineering students. The job will include Back-End software engineering with C# and Python and software connection with the Hive tool created by the Chair of Architecture and Building Systems for integrated building energy systems design in teaching. The job would also include work with the database and bug fixing.

Your profile

You are an ETH student in a study program with a computational focus (e.g., computer science) and enjoy working in an inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural team with building engineers and architects on carbon reduction and sustainability topics. Good knowledge and experience in C# and .NET are essential. An ongoing immatriculation as ETH student is a must. Additional skills desirable are:

  • Python and IronPython
  • Continuous integration
  • Git and collaborative development
  • Rhino and Grasshopper SDK
  • Experience in any CAD program

We offer

The contracts are offered for one year with an option for extensions. The position will be affiliated with ETH Zurich. We offer a hybrid workplace model.

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Chair of Sustainable Construction can be found on our website . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr Alina Galimshina, email (no applications).

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 57384.

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