Open-Source Project-Lead - Tenders Global

Open-Source Project-Lead

ETH Zurich

80%-100%, fixed-term

The Industrial Robotics Group at ETH Zürich is rapidly growing and focuses on pressing challenges in robot-based manufacturing. Utilizing advanced computational methods, machine learning, modeling, and custom hard- and software, we bring our ideas to test in various real-world projects with industry. 

Project background

Our purpose-built automation platform enables researchers outside robotics to develop complex, industrial-robot-based automation solutions through Python scripts, requiring minimal time and financial investment. Due to significant interest from fellow researchers, we are launching an open-source project to make our solutions accessible to everyone.

Job description

We are seeking a Project-Lead to bootstrap this initiative, aiming for establishment within the research community in 2-3 years.


  • Initiate and lead the development of the open-source platform, transitioning it from a prototype to a usable product.
  • Strategically guide the project towards self-sustainability, exploring avenues like sponsorships, support services, and licensing of advanced features.
  • Effectively manage internal development resources, ensuring adherence to professional software engineering practices.
  • Engage with a network of interested universities ready to adopt the platform in its early stages.

Your profile


  • Extensive experience in open-source software.
  • Proficiency in leading early-stage projects, especially in software engineering.
  • Technical expertise as a Full-Stack software developer, particularly in hardware integration, distributed systems, and software/API design.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and team coordination skills.

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Your workplace

We offer

What We Offer:

  • Exceptional freedom in job execution, including working hours, style, and location.
  • Top infrastructure and tools
  • Mentorship and training to foster your professional growth
  • Strong collaboration with highly motivated, competent and driven group members.

Curious? So are we.

Do you have a general understanding in all domains of robotics? Are you someone who is exceptionally well-organized and detail-oriented? If you are resilient and excel in tackling complex challenges in a fast-paced research environment, we encourage you to apply.

We are launching an open-source project for a unique robot automation platform. This platform allows researchers to easily create complex, robot-based automation solutions using Python, with minimal time and cost. A Project Lead is sought to establish this initiative in the research community within 2-3 years.

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