R&D Engineer position in Music recording platform software development at Télécom Paris - CDD 36 months

Job description


Télécom Paris, a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris and a part of IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom), is ranked as one of the top 5 engineering schools in France. Recognized for its invaluable corporate connections, Telecom Paris is an institution with a strong sense of community and international representation. This public higher-education establishment guarantees excellent employability in all sectors and is the leading engineering school for the entire digital spectrum (from hardware to software technology).

With its high-level instruction and innovative pedagogy, Télécom Paris is at the heart of a unique innovation ecosystem which is based on collaborative classroom engagement, an emphasis on project-based training, and multidisciplinary research. Our scientific faculty are affiliated with two key research laboratories; first, the LTCI laboratory, which is recognized by the HCERES as a leading facility in the field of digital sciences and has a remarkable international outreach. And second, the i3 laboratory, Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I3 - UMR 9217 of the CNRS), which carries out multidisciplinary research focused on innovation and in collaboration with the École Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech.

Based in Palaiseau, France at the heart of the Institut Polytechnique campus alongside the École Polytechnique, ENSTA, Télécom Sud Paris and ENSAE, Télécom Paris also has a central-Paris incubator at the epicenter of the French start-up ecosystem.

Télécom Paris is a living laboratory for all the major technological and societal challenges including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, IoT, cybersecurity, large-scale digital equipment (Cloud Computing), 5G/6G, and Green IT.


The Image, Data and Signal Department (IDS) is one of the four teaching and research departments of Télécom Paris. The research activity of the IDS department is done at the Laboratory Treatment and Communication of Information (LTCI).

The mission of the IDS department is teaching and research in the field of signal, image and data processing.Its objectives are:

  • - Modeling, study, analysis and interpretation of signals and images in all its forms (audio, video, multimedia, satellite images, biomedical images, ..).
  • - The study and development of algorithms and statistical processing methods for learning, optimization and data analysis.

The Department Image, Data, Signal is structured around three teams: Signal, Statistics and Learning, Multimedia and Image, Modeling, Analysis, Geometry, Synthesis.

The main objective of the recruited engineer will be to :

  • Survey of existing software programs or digital Audio workstations for music recording
  • Design, specify and develop a new platform for remote music recording
  • Integrate, adapt and optimize existing music tools for automatic annotation
  • Design and Supervise the recording of the music database
  • Distribute in Open source the music Database and recording software
  • Create a data pipeline between the app, the database and the signal processing models

Other responsibilities

  • Where appropriate, direct and manage the staff placed under their responsibility or supervision;
  • Report on the activities and results of the tasks for which they are responsible.

Job requirements

The required expertise for this position include:

  • A Master, Engineering degree or PhD in computer science, datascience, machine listening, MIR or in any closely related domain
  • 2/3 years of experience in software engineering (software architecture and specification, Python, C/C++, git, linux development tools)
  • Good command of (technical) English

Additional expertise on the following topics will be an asset:

  • Knowledge of common music recording platforms (Digital Audio Workstations)
  • Knowledge in front-end web development (JS / HTML / CSS)
  • Knowledge in back-end web development (server-side web languages)
  • Knowledge in database administration (SQL / No SQL)
  • Knowledge of sound engineering (recording and mixing)
  • A previous experience in scientific computation or data processing (e.g. Python Numpy, Matlab, Julia,…) is a plus

Additional desired skills for the candidate include:

  • Capacity to work in a team
  • Aptitude for Autonomy
  • Communication abilities (writing and oral)
  • Capacity for synthesis

Other abilities and skills:

  • The ability to be an active team member in a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment;
  • Strong teaching, pedagogical, and mentoring capabilities;
  • Superb written and interpersonal communication skills.

Candidates with one or more of the following required qualifications may apply:

  • Holds a post-graduate degree
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least 4 years of professional experience.
  • A 3-year higher education degree with at least 6 years of professional experience.
  • A 2-year higher education degree with at least 10 years of professional experience.


Deadline : August 19, 2022

Scientific contact : Gaël Richard - gael.richard@telecom-paris.fr

Administrativ contact : Marion Taldir - marion.taldir@telecom-paris.fr

Telecom Paris is an equal-opportunity employer.
All our positions are open to individuals with disabilities.