Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | Performance Prediction for Microservice Applications

About this position

TNO-ESI is working in projects together with Philips (healthcare domain) and Thales (defense domain) to research new methodologies for performance engineering for applications implemented as containerized microservices in a Kubernetes environment. This involves creating observability in the software platform to be able to continuously monitor relevant application and system metrics, as well as collecting traces with information about how requests travel between services and how much time the execution of each service takes. This information can be used to identify bottlenecks in the application, allowing performance to be optimized. Until now, this is a largely manual effort that can be tedious and time-consuming, as the relation between performance, resource provisioning, and deployment in a complex microservice environments is poorly understood.

What will be your role?

This goal of this thesis project is to research a methodology for performance prediction for microservice applications executing in a Kubernetes environment.

What we expect from you

You are a Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering MSc student looking for a graduation assignment. You are interested in performance aspects of cyber-physical systems, software development, and microservice applications. You are good at abstract thinking and have affinity with modelling and mathematics. You have experience with one or more popular programming languages, like C++ or Java and work comfortably in a Linux environment. Familiarity with software containerization technology, e.g. Docker, and orchestration environments like Kubernetes is advantageous, but not necessary. You are excited about developing new knowledge and contributing to an applied research project in collaboration with industry.

What you'll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

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