Job Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher in Build and Test Acceleration

The Software REBELs are seeking applications to fill a vacancy at the Postdoctoral Researcher level.

Position Overview

Job Type: Postdoctoral Researcher
Project: Build and Test Acceleration
Targeted Start Date: September 1, 2021 (flexible)
Duration: 1–3 years

Project Details

Modern software is developed at a rapid pace. The practice of Continuous Delivery (CD) enables software releases, which used to take months or years to produce, to now flow seamlessly from development environments to staging and production several times per day. CD service providers enable development teams to benefit from CD without incurring the cost of provisioning, operating, or maintaining CD infrastructure.

While CD provides benefits, it still imposes risks. If CD is improperly applied, incorrectly assembled releases may slip through the release pipeline and impact users. In this project, in collaboration with our partners at YourBase, we will develop solutions to verify, accelerate, and enhance the outcomes of build and test cycles in CD pipelines.

Job Requirements

Application Contents

To apply for the position, create an application package with the following contents:

Application Procedure

Combine the application package into a single PDF and submit it by email to Shane McIntosh [first_name].[family_name] The email must use the subject: "Application for the Postdoctoral Researcher Vacancy in Build and Test Acceleration".

Research Environment

The mission of the Software REBELs is to enable the development, maintenance, and operation of intelligent release pipelines. We do so by mining historical and operational development and build data. In addition, we leverage the rich data available within the build system to support various stakeholders on software development teams (e.g., developers, devops engineers, managers).

The Software REBELs are located at the University of Waterloo in the heart of one of Canada's fastest growing and most innovative cities. The Software REBELs are a part of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and are funded by generous support from the Faculty of Mathematics, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Mitacs, and our industrial partners at YourBase, Dell EMC, and Shopify to name a few.


For more information, contact Shane McIntosh at [given_name].[family_name]