Research and Development Engineer - Distributed Storage in Edge Computing Environments. at Télécom Paris - CDD (1 or 2 years) (2)

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 context of this research engineer position is a research projet concentrating on distributed storage systems adapted for Edge architectures, including Far Edge, i.e. a versatile environment consisting of equipement (computing, storage, networking) close to the end users or directly within the end-user premises.

The classical distributed storage architectures, designed in the context of data centers, are not adapted to edge environments as they do not support well the heterogenity of resources (in terms of storage, networking, ...). A novel distributed storage architecture adapted for this edge scenario is thus needed.
This project is funded by Cisco France.


  1. Participate in research missions in the field of distributed storage
  2. Participation in the notoriety of the School and the Institut Mines-Télécom by making open source code available, demonstrating prototypes in academic and industrial forums and publishing results in international conferences.
  3. Develop and implement a demonstrator (proof of concept) in a realistic edge computing environment and perform a performance evaluation of the developed storage solutions.


The candidate will participate to the project and will be in charge of building a realist POC (Proof of Concept). This includes software development, testbed set-up and maintenance (cloud native, k8s based on various hardware, mixed i686 and arm equipment), conduct performance evaluations and benchmarks (in comparison with existing cloud native storage solutions). The candidate will also participate to the dissemination of the work conducted in this project by means of publications in international conference and journals, demonstrations of the solution in both academic and industrial workshops, development of open source software.

Job requirements

Required skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • Software development, Testbeds
  • English proficiency (French is not at all mandatory)

Preferred skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of cloud (native) computing
  • Good knowledge in networking, linux, kubernetes, distributed systems, experimentation

Other abilities and skills:

  • Go, C

Niveau de formation et/ou expérience requis :

  • Bac + 5 degree or equivalent
  • Bac + 4 or equivalent with professional experience ≥ 4 years
  • Bac + 3 or equivalent degree with professional experience ≥ 6 years
  • Bac + 2 or equivalent degree with professional experience ≥ 10 years

Application deadline: 01/09/2022
Scientific contact: Prof. Jean-Louis Rougier -
Administrative contact: Marion Taldir -

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