Research Engineer

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Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France
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The role
Contribute to the evolution, the enrichment and the development of the platforms for the Internet of the Objects in the double perspective of their evolution towards the web of the objects (abstraction of the protocols and connected devices) on the one hand, of the taking account of the inevitable multiplicity of these platforms on the other hand. It will be a matter of starting from existing or developing platforms to make it interoperable, at the application level, and to allow the joint use by applications in concrete target environments (eg buildings or smart cities), taking into account account of the variability of these environments and their heterogeneity. The DataVenue platforms of Orange and FIWARE ( will be the initial, inclusive choices for these source platforms.

Semantic technologies (semantic web, ontologies) will be implemented to offer a high-level representation allowing this interoperability, both by the addition of semantic information to data integrated in existing platforms, and also by iterative extraction and crossed this semantic information in cases (the most numerous) where it is not initially provided.

Contribution to the implementation of a federation and semantic referencing platform for the Objects web, built on a graph-oriented database.
Design, project management and contributions to the development of semantic information retrieval and enrichment solutions for this platform.
Contribution to the development of semantic enablers for the FIWARE platform.
Contribution to the specification and development of prototype applications of the semantic web of objects jointly exploiting these different platforms.
You may need to file patents for Orange.
You publish the results of your work in scientific journals and conferences.
You may be required to pilot partnership research contracts.
You may be required to participate in French or European cooperative projects.
You will be required to supervise doctoral students, post-docs or trainees.
About you
Business skills

You are an engineer and / or have a PhD.

Middleware and distributed software architecture skills.
General skills on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physics systems.
General skills in knowledge engineering.
Skills on semantic web, ontologies, linked data web, modeling and semantic reasoning.
Skills on graph databases and more generally on NOSQL databases and query languages.
General skills and experience in software development (at least on Java, JavaScript and corresponding environments).
Knowledge of RDF / RDFS / OWL family languages.
Practice agile development methodologies.
Ability to work collaboratively in open environments such as open source communities: Proven experience of active (and time-validated) contributions to such communities will be considered very favorably.

Cross-functional skills

Taste for research, initiative, curiosity, creativity and dynamism.
Ability to grasp complex issues and propose breakthrough solutions.
Rigor, strong analytical and synthesis skills.
Ability to work in an international environment.
You have written and oral communication skills, you know how to popularize your work to make them understandable to the greatest number, you like to convince.
The current practice of oral and written English is essential.
The practice of French is very useful but is not a prerequisite.
You like working in teams, within multidisciplinary projects,

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