Researcher (w/m) in application development for virtual reality and augmented reality
Scadenza: 12 December 2019
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), active in the fields of natural and built environment, economics, technological innovation, applied arts, social work and healthcare, learning and education, at the Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI) in Manno, in particular the Institute for Information Systems and Networking (ISIN), has opened a full time (100%) position for a researcher (f/m) in application development for virtual reality and augmented reality. Contract start date 01.01.2020.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Contributing to applied research projects in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) jointly with local companies.
  • Contributing to the acquisition of competitive research funds and the preparation of grant proposals.
  • Contributing to the development of the Institute.



  • Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering or equivalent title.
  • Expertise in application development for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).
  • Skills in programming with game engines (Unity and/or Unreal Engine).
  • Extensive knowledge of widely used programming languages, frameworks, and tools (in particular C/C++ and C#).
  • Extensive knowledge of APIs and frameworks for computer graphics (e.g. OpenGL, DirectX, Vulkan).
  • Extensive knowledge of APIs and frameworks for VR/AR (e.g. OpenVR, SteamVR, OpenXR).
  • Demonstrated software engineering know-how.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • Good social skills.
  • Ability to work in heterogeneous groups and to solve problems independently.
  • Good organizational skills and problem-solving mindset.


  • Skills in ray-tracing techniques applied to computer graphics.
  • PhD in the ICT field.
  • Team management experience.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken Italian.
  • Knowledge of either French or German.
  • Familiarity with the Swiss business landscape.

We offer

  • Fixed-term employment contract.
  • International work environment.
  • Opportunity to develop professional and scientific skills.
  • Attractive salary, in line with Swiss standards.

Additional information

The requirements for this position are published as part of SUPSI’s internal regulations (Direttive interne SUPSI - direttiva 7a) and as part of the SUPSI employee regulations (Regolamento del personale SUPSI) at the "Official documents" page.

For further information, please contact:
Achille Peternier

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae with publications list (if any) and possibly link to the Master thesis.
  • List of exams and grades obtained during the Master of Science (and eventually during the Bachelor).
  • List of two references (with e-mail addresses).

Applications should be submitted electronically within December 12th, 2019 through the appropriate form. Applications, which are incomplete, or sent after the deadline will not be considered.