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Application deadline: 6th February 2022


GATE is a joint initiative between Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and Chalmers Industrial Technology, Sweden. The Swedish institutions are leading organizations in strategic initiatives such as AI Sweden, AI Research Centre, AI Innovation of Sweden and the Digital Twin Cities Centre.

GATE develops research capacity and potential in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, cultivating the next generation of leading scientists by expanding the existing research network and establishing long-term agreements with leading global organizations. The Institute builds sustainable stakeholder relationships, focusing on technological collaboration between government, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations towards Artificial Intelligence and smart decision-making models.

We use artificial intelligence for a better and safer life.

Be part of the future and participate in applied research that develops innovations in the field of big data and artificial intelligence in collaboration with the scientific community, business and government.

For our team we are looking for young at heart, motivated for high results and open to the unlimited possibilities of the future.


City Living Lab Manager


The City Living Lab is designed to be an intelligent lab, digitally enabled to ease data collection, flow and storage of data for learning, research, interaction, collaboration and communication.


Your responsibilities:

  • Guiding, mentoring and managing the Lab;
  • Planning and deployment of tools and techniques at the lab;
  • Optimizing the connectivity network for control and management of devices and integration middleware;
  • Managing inventory and procurement;
  • Analyzing different communication protocols and networks;
  • Setting up data collection, storage, and processing of integration middleware;
  • Interface with GATE stakeholders;
  • Report generation and data visualization;
  • Define and list all the needed materials and resources;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.



  • Master's Degree in communications, computer engineering, civil engineering or in a related discipline plus a minimum of 5 years experience;
  • Familiarity with sensor technologies and performance metrics;
  • Ability to manage stakeholders both internal and external, including vendors and partners;
  • Ability to lead teams and ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Knowledge and experience with IoT technologies and protocols (Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Sigfox, Lora, others);
  • Good programming skills (e.g., C/C++, Java, Python);
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion visually and in writing;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.


Our offer:

  • You will join and collaborate within a team of researchers, working in GATE Future Cities application domain, creating new visions for the future;
  • You will be provided with numerous opportunities for learning, knowledge exchange and career development, locally and internationally
  • Your research will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure, comprising of the GATE platform and Open Innovation Labs
  • You will have a flexible work schedule and, modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity;
  • Competitive working conditions and a salary commensurate with your skills and experience


How to apply:

Please send your contact data and files with personal documents on our Application Form - Gate (gate-ai.eu) till February 6th 2022:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 pp),
  • CV ,
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field
  • Two references letters or personal recommendations, arranged by applicants and directly submitted by the letter or provided as contact data in the cover letter
  • As an attachment to your application please sign and enclose the following declaration:
    I agree to the processing of my personal data included in this application for the needs necessary to carry out the recruitment.


Stages of the contest:

1.The Selection Committee reviews the documents, submitted by the candidates and selects those meeting the requirements of the job, as described in the job profile. The selected candidates will be informed by 6 February 2022.

2.Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 7 – 18 February 2022.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

4.The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.


Additional information on the site www.gate-ai.eu or contact us on: dessislava.petrova@gate-ai.eu


By applying for these positions, you voluntarily provide your personal data and consent to be processed for the purpose of recruitment and selection of personnel. The processing of your personal data shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Personal Data Protection Law and related legal acts in Bulgaria.