Research Software Engineers

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In July-August 2021 we are hiring: job advertisement and more info.

The Aalto Research Software Engineers (RSEs) provide specialist support regarding software, computing, and data. As research becomes more digital and computer-dependent, the prerequisite knowledge grows larger and larger, and we exist to help you fill that gap.

For example, we can do:

  • Custom software development or modification

  • Scaling up to larger computing systems, code optimization, workflow automation

  • Preparing a code for release, or cleaning up old code that needs to be re-used

  • Transforming a code from an individual project to a collaborative project (or group training on this topic)

  • Data services (optimizing I/O, data versioning, databases, data sharing, and opening)

Instead of hiring your own intern, postdoc, etc. to struggle with certain issues, we can help instead. We consist of experienced researchers who have relied heavily on computing technology (programming, computing, data) for our academic work, and thus can seamlessly collaborate on research projects. We can also do consultation and training. You will have more impact since your work is more reusable, open, and higher quality.

Departments can join this program and make this service to its community as a basic service. Current member departments are CS, NBE, PHYS, and SCI overall.


For a quick chat, come to our daily garage, every day online at 13:00 (Tuesdays are RSE focus days). Or contact us by email at rse-group at, or fill out our request form. See requesting RSE for more.

How to get started

Contact us as mentioned above, or read here for more details.

About research software engineers

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We believe in openness, so make our procedures open. They are subject to improvement at any time.

See also

  • The Nvidia AI Tech Center provides free RSE services for research projects for Finnish Center for AI members (includes Aalto).