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Application deadline: January 30th 2023


The GATE Institute - Big Data for a Smart Society - is the first high-tech research and innovation center in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe. It was established in 2019 as a research institute of Sofia University in partnership with Chalmers University of Technology and Chalmers Industrial Technology, Sweden - European leaders in research and innovation in the field and leading strategic initiatives such as AI Sweden, AI Research Centre, AI Innovation of Sweden and Digital Twin Cities.

The Institute is creating a unique environment and infrastructure for applied research in cutting-edge technology areas - Big Data and Artificial Intelligence and to become a globally competitive digital hub for innovation and its application to solve global problems in the fields of Future Cities, Digital Health, Smart Industry, Smart Government.

GATE invests in people, with a special focus on young and talented researchers, developing their scientific capacity and expertise in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Be part of the future and participate in applied research that develops innovations in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in collaboration with the scientific community, business and government.

For our research team, we are looking for young at heart, motivated for excellence and open to the limitless possibilities of the future.


Experienced researcher

Data Engineer


Your responsibilities:

  • Structures, parses, integrates, and manages large sets of structured and unstructured data, imports heterogeneous data from different data sources into different types of databases (relational, document-based, graph databases, etc.);
  • Harmonizes data structures and nomenclatures;
  • Develop data mining processes and application programming interfaces (static, dynamic and real-time);
  • Continuously improve the data collection and structuring process;
  • Ensures effective data management including metadata description, creation of data dictionaries and semantic models;
  • Ensures data quality by selecting appropriate processing tools (normalization, anonymization, cleansing, etc.);
  • Prepares publications with research results;
  • Follows the latest technological trends in the field;
  • Engages in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.



  • PhD degree in Information Technology - Computer Science, Information Technology, Applied Mathematics, Engineering or related technical field. Alternatively, a Master’s degree in one of the listed areas plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in the industrial sector or academia;
  • Experience in data modeling and administration of databases of different types (relational, document-based, graph databases);
  • Experience applying data cleansing and transformation approaches with ETL tools;
  • Knowledge of languages such as RDFS/OWL ontologies, RDF shapes, RDBMS DML, XSD, JSON Schema, etc.
  • Programming skills with programming or scripting languages such as Java, Scala, Python, Perl, etc. is an asset;
  • Good communication and presentation skills, ability to prioritize tasks and work on a multiplicity of activities, motivation to discover new approaches and ways to create value and deliver results in AI, teamwork skills;
  • Analytical and solution-oriented thinking;
  • English - excellent level of proficiency.


Our offer:

  • You will have the freedom to conduct research in any area within the scope and priorities of GATE, 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
  • Multisport card;
  • A pleasant and diverse environment with fun team buildings and stimulating activities;


How to apply:

Please send your contact data and files with personal documents on our Application Form - Gate (gate-ai.eu) till January 30th 2023:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 2 pp),
  • CV,
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education and certificates of qualification,
  • 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 30 January 2023.

2.Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 31 January – 6 February 2023.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

4.The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract under the project BG05M2OP001-1.003-0002-C01 „Big Data for Smart Society”.


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