I am currently recruiting 2-3 new PhD candidates working in Enterprise Systems. I have particular projects related to Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), agile methods, domain-specific languages, model transformation, simulation and cloud computing.
You need to have a good first degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering. You should have strong object-oriented design and development skills, an independent streak, good ideas of your own, and the desire to work in a world-class research group. You also need to be able to demonstrate accomplishment: what have you done in the past? What have you completed? This might be a project that you have finished, software that you have built, a paper that you've had published, etc. We want people who take pride in accomplishing things, and want to do more!
You will be working with a world-class team of researchers in the fields of Model-Driven Engineering, Enterprise Systems and Cloud Computing. In 2014, our research group had the highest number of accepted papers in the leading international conference in MDE (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering, Languages and Systems). We are currently leading one of the largest model-driven engineering research projects in Europe, as well as the development of one of the most widely adopted open-source MDE platforms, Epsilon, which is used in organisations and companies such as NASA, BAE Systems, IBM, Thales and Siemens.