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PhD position in 'A Model-based Approach for Multi-Scale and Dynamic Distributed Systems' - Filled -

This position has been filled

The STACK and NaoMod teams at IMT Atlantique (Nantes, France) are actively looking for a high-profile candidate for a CIFRE PhD thesis with the Alter way company (Paris, France). The topic is at the crossroads of Software Engineering/Modeling, Cloud Computing/Distributed Systems and DevOps. Already having a first experience in Computer Science research (e.g., via a master thesis, an internship in a lab or even an actual publication) is a prerequisite. Strong programming skills (e.g., in Python) as well as solid oral and written communication capabilities in English will also be highly appreciated. If you are autonomous, curious and strongly motivated by doing a PhD in an industrial environment, contact us as soon as possible.


The candidate will sign a 36-month contract with the Alter way company and will also be registered as a PhD student at IMT Atlantique. The work will mostly take place at the Alter way premises in Saint-Cloud (near Paris), with regular stays and visits at IMT Atlantique in Nantes during this 3-year period. She/he will have a yearly gross salary of 35K€ (including complete health insurance and other benefits provided by the French social security system), with possible evolution during the course of the PhD. The candidate is expected to start in the first quarter of 2021. CIFRE PhD thesis details:

Profile and Skills

The candidate must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, ideally with some knowledge on Cloud Computing (or more generally on Distributed Systems), DevOps practices and/or Software Engineering and Modeling. In addition, strong programming skills are highly appreciated. She/he must also have solid oral and written communication skills in English, with the aim to publish and present the PhD research results in high-level international journals and conferences. In terms of relational skills, autonomous, curious and strongly motivated candidates are more than welcome!


The candidate will be under the co-supervision of Prof. Thomas Ledoux (STACK team, IMT Atlantique - Nantes Campus), Dr. Hugo Bruneliere (NaoMod team, IMT Atlantique - Nantes Campus) and Jonathan Rivalan (R&D Manager, Alter Way - Saint-Cloud).

Thomas Ledoux ( & Hugo Bruneliere ( IMT Atlantique - Campus Nantes 4, rue Alfred Kastler - BP 20722 44307 NANTES Cedex 3 FRANCE

Jonathan Rivalan ( Alter Way - 227 Bureau de la colline 1 rue Royale - Bât. D 92210 SAINT-CLOUD FRANCE


Very good applications are expected to be received before the November 30, 2020. Interested candidates should send the following documents to, and - A detailed CV, including the list of already published scientific work (if any); - A letter of motivation, including the professional project of the candidate (why doing a PhD, longer-term perspectives, etc.); - One or more letters of recommendation from past academic or industrial advisors; - Generally, any other document or pieces of information that can demonstrate the ability of the candidate to pursue a PhD work in an industrial context.