Associate Research Engineer

Do you want to join our Research Labs in Barcelona on DevOps and Agile Software management projects? Do you want to help eliminate barriers between ideas and business outcomes? We want you to bring your unique experiences and creative ideas to the table. CA Technologies provides software and solutions that help our customers to develop, manage, and secure complex IT environments to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness in their businesses. It’s our aim to encourage global collaboration and results-oriented innovation, while supporting and developing our talented people and our communities. CA Technologies will empower you to drive authentic success, for both the business and yourself in the application economy.

Associate Research Software Engineer – Post-graduate student.

We are looking for a student who has recently graduated with a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Computer Science with honours and would like to pursue his/her education with a Doctorate Degree – PhD in Computer Science in partnership with CA Technologies and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech (UPC).

This position is for non-experienced MSc that are willing to continue their studies through the PhD.

This role links the postgraduate student much better to industry without disconnecting him or her from university (UPC).

CA Technologies is offering the possibility for the right candidate to continue studying doing a PhDs in CA Technologies.

The main objective for candidates opting to this position is to get a PhD and this role will lead to a full-time position as a researcher at CA Technologies after a few years of studies focusing on the PhD.

The Research Engineer will mostly be still studying and will have commitments that are not necessarily aligned with the needs of CA Technologies. For instance, he or she will need to spend months writing documents that might not be directly relevant for the company, such as for instance their PhD thesis.

Our Research Center: This post-graduate student will join our center of innovation “CA Strategic Research Labs” based in Barcelona, Spain. The aim of CA Labs Europe is to promote research and innovation projects in IT management to meet new and future needs in the enterprise. This experience will enable students in their final years of technical careers to obtain real-world working experience, as well as provide them with opportunities to work with CA Technologies on innovative research in Agile Software Development and DevOps.

The project: This particular project aims at providing technology to set up the basis for a first-of-its-kind agile software development analytics platform, which will enable mechanisms to effectively identify and compute metrics related to people, processes and technology in distributed systems engineering, and will build a set of tools to help organizations to efficiently improve their development and operations, ultimately leading to grow a DevOps culture.

Your profile:

  • You hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer Science with a strong focus on software engineering – Ideally a 2:1 from a top University and you are strongly motivated to undertake a PhD in Computer Science in partnership at a top university with a software vendor.
  • You have some general knowledge of computer sciences: Unix, Linux, Windows, Oracle etc.
  • You have some experience with a variety of development practices and languages. You must be skilled in programming in different imperative programming languages such as Java, C, C++, C#, PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, SQL etc.
  • Advantageous skills would be some knowledge on machine learning algorithms, data analytics and mining and Natural Language Processing algorithms.
  • Bright, personable with a desire to work in a collaborative research environment
  • EU Nationality or must hold a valid work permit to work in Spain
  • Fluent in English is mandatory and proficient in Spanish/Catalan is advantageous.

About the UPC

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech (UPC) is one of the leading technical universities in Spain. Specialized in degrees and research in engineering, sciences and architecture, the University has approximately 30,000 undergraduate and 4,000 postgraduate (master’s and doctoral-degree) students, and it awards 250 PhDs every year. The UPC, recognized as an international campus of excellence, is one of the European institutions that is most active in research and knowledge transfer. For further information, please visit

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) is ranked among the top 10 software vendors in the world with 10 000 employees in more than 40 countries, 150 of them in Iberia (Barcelona, Madrid & Lisbon). CA Technologies creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at

If you want to fulfill your potential, be acknowledged for your achievements, and be given autonomy to make decisions for your business and customers; if you want to work with a company that respects you as an individual – recognizing both your needs at work and your responsibilities outside of it – then CA Technologies is where you belong. At CA Technologies your passion and expertise can directly impact the business and you’ll help offer our customers practical approaches to delivering new, innovative services and value through IT.

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