A full time PhD student is intended to work on the software testing project with PayPal. The subject of the thesis will be Assessing and Improving the PayPal DevOps practice , which involves the development of effective techniques that can reliably measure and maintain the quality of testing during the continuous process of software development.
The goal of the project is to take advantage of the internal PayPal test architecture and perform continuous testing in effective (increase fault detection ability) and efficient way (fast with limited resources).
The key attributes to be investigated regard the definition of appropriate test methods effectively assessed wrt. scope and applicability on the PayPal infrastructure and testing practice.
The successful PhD candidate will extensively explore and develop software engineering techniques that include the feasibility, practicality and success evaluation of prototype implementations.
To enable a smooth collaboration between the SnT and Paypal testing infrastructure teams, the project requires the PhD candidate to be partly collocated in University of Luxembourg, Paypal-
Luxembourg and Paypal-San Jose.
The team you will be working with :
PhD Student Role : Under the direction of a professor, the candidate will carry out research activities and write a thesis with the main goal of obtain a PhD in the area of Software Engineering.
disseminating results at international scientific conferences / workshops and peer reviewed scientific publications.
Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.
The University offers a Ph.D. study program with a Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years in total, pending satisfaction of progress milestones (CDD), on full time basis (40hrs / week).
The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created university.