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External Candidates (For the year 2017)

If you are not an existing employee of the iCog Labs, please click below to view / search vacancies, and apply for the specific post you want to pursue.


For Marketing and Sales

Position: M1

Number of post: 05

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: Contract for 10 month

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable

Closing Date: November 25, 2017

Job Description and Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

 Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the general direction of the specific project manager and marketing director, negotiate for a business deal with sponsors, partner organizations and other public organizations.
  •  Identifies and establishes partnerships with other government agencies, local businesses, and non-profit organizations.
  •  Communicates and strengthens the reach of iCog Labs brand internationally and as well within Ethiopia by developing and implementing innovative and effective marketing approaches.

Eligible applicants: 1st Degree or Masters Graduates of Marketing and related fields with Cumulative GPA above 2.8 Professional work experiences (1+) on sales and marketing is mandatory.

Languages: Communication in Excellent English and Amharic

How to Apply

Your application letter must include the following information.

Name of the position you have applied for, Date of application, Summary of your qualifications and experience, Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job, Permanent address (or your present address if different from your permanent one) and telephone number.

Please send your CV, application letter, Grade report, recommendations and references related to the specific working environment and your other credentials either via info@icog-labs.com or through the form on: http://www.icog-labs.com/jobs/ page. Or You can personally drop by to our office located around Sidist Killo, on the first floor of Leadership Institute, first floor, office number 101 or 112.

*Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.

For Programmer, System Admin, and Software Project Manager/Product Manager

Position: P1, P2, P3

Number of post: 10

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: Permanent

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable and guaranteed with biannually increment based on performance

Closing Date: May 05, 2017

Job Description and Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

P1) Computer Programmer (No of post 4): will develop and at times design complex software systems, generally involving Artificial Intelligent algorithms. Fluency of C++ and Python is required & knowledge of Java, Linux, data structures & algorithms is important, as is a good recollection of university-level mathematics. Perhaps the most important is the ability & eagerness to learn new things.

Eligible applicants: 1st Degree or Masters Graduates of Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields with Cumulative GPA above 3.2. Professional work experiences (>=5 years for BA and >=2 for MSC) on software programming/ project management and product management is mandatory.

P2) Software Project Management/Product Management (No of post 3): In addition to all the good qualities of a programmer/software developer, he/she will identify the requirements for new software programs, identify the functional requirements of the departments that will use the programs, identify market requirements and review the performance of existing competitive programs, identify the functional requirements, provide product development strategy, team management, identify the right skills, recruit team members, organize training programs and enhance the required skill of the team, reporting and managing fluent contact with clients, monitor the performance of team members and provide mentoring or training.

Eligible applicants: 1st Degree or Masters Graduates of Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields with Cumulative GPA above 3.2. Professional work experiences (>=5 years for BA and >=2 for MSC) on software programming/ project management and product management is mandatory.

P3) System Admin (No of Post 3): Knowledge on Window, Linux, and Unix system is mandatory and in addition to the common responsibility of installing, supporting, and maintaining servers or other computer systems and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems he/she is expected to setup Network and server Management (NMS) systems, implement web filtering and proxy systems, monitor server security, design and implement backups, and whole infrastructures, and setup and manage local area network.

Eligible applicants: 1st Degree or Masters Graduates of Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Computer Engineering or related fields with Cumulative GPA above 3.2. Professional work experiences (>=5 years for BA and >=2 for MSC) on software programming/ project management and product management is mandatory.

Languages: Communication in Excellent English and Amharic

Most of the work will involve the OpenCog’s open source AI codebase focusing on machine learning based data analysis, computational linguistics, computer vision, mobile robots and cognitive robotics, cognitive architectures, gaming world and artificial general intelligence. *Although much of the work involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, prior knowledge of AI is not required.

see http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Development and http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Category:OpenCog_Developer%27s_Guide

As most of the work is executed via interaction by email and video-conferencing with our overseas collaborators (in the US and Hong Kong), the programmer has to preserve a highly active online communication channels and actively pursue good coordination, and working relationships with such relevant actors and overseas partners.

How to Apply

Your application letter must include the following information.

Name of the position you have applied for, Date of application, Summary of your qualifications and experience, Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job, Permanent address (or your present address if different from your permanent one) and telephone number.

Please send your CV, application letter, Grade report, recommendations and references related to the specific working environment and your other credentials either via info@icog-labs.com or through the form on: http://www.icog-labs.com/jobs/ page. Or You can personally drop by to our office located around Sidist Killo, on the first floor of Leadership Institute, first floor, office number 101 or 112.

*Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.


External Candidates (For the year 2016)

If you are not an existing employee of the iCog Labs, please click below to view / search vacancies, and apply for the specific post you want to pursue.


For Computer Programmer

Position: Programmer

Number of post: 12

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: Permanent

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable and guaranteed with biannually increment based on performance

Closing Date: August 05, 2016

Job Description and Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Most of the work will involve the OpenCog’s open source AI codebase focusing on machine learning based data analysis, computational linguistics, computer vision, mobile robots and cognitive robotics, cognitive architectures, gaming world and artificial general intelligence.

see http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Development and http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Category:OpenCog_Developer%27s_Guide

  • The Programmer is responsible for overall executions of programming tasks on challenging projects involving a combination of Artificial Intelligence featured software development and broad research assignments on Artificial General Intelligence.
  • The Programmer is expected to display profound knowledge of Algorithm, Logic, Math, Computational linguistic and a data structure along with excellent English communication skills.
  • The Programmer should be eager to learn new skills, both “learning by doing” and through online video courses.
  • The Programmer is responsible to demonstrate Software Project Management skills. As a software manager, the programmer is expected to lead and report daily scrums, deliver project execution plan and lead the development team.

As most of the work is executed via interaction by email and video-conferencing with our overseas collaborators (in the US and Hong Kong), the programmer has to preserve a highly active online communication channels and actively pursue good coordination, and working relationships with such relevant actors and overseas partners.

Job Requirements

Education: 1st Degree, or Masters Graduates of Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields with Cumulative GPA 3.0 and above

Experience: Professional work experience on software programming is desirable but not strictly necessary. Applicants should have advanced knowledge of algorithms, Mathematics and data structures.

Skills: Profound knowledge on C++, Java, Python, scheme, C#, Java Script and Html5

Languages: Communication in Excellent English and Amharic

*Although much of the work involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, prior knowledge of AI is not required.

How to Apply

Your application letter must include the following information.

Name of the position you have applied for, Date of application, Summary of your qualifications and experience, Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job, Permanent address (or your present address if different from your permanent one) and telephone number.

Please send your CV, application letter, Grade report, recommendations and references related to the specific working environment and your other credentials either via info@icog-labs.com or through the form on: http://www.icog-labs.com/jobs/ page. Or You can personally drop by to our office located around Sidist Killo, on the first floor of Leadership Institute, first floor, office number 101 or 112.

*Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.


External Candidates (For the year 2015)

If you are not an existing employee of the iCog Labs, please click below to view / search vacancies, and apply for the specific post you want to pursue.


For Computer Programmer

Position ID: P1

Number of post: 4

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: Permanent

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable

Closing Date: June 15, 2015

Job Description and Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Computer Programmer will be responsible for the design and development of complex software systems, generally involving Artificial Intelligent algorithms. Familiarity with C++ is required, and knowledge of Java or python is also valuable. Knowledge of data structures and algorithms is important, as is a good recollection of university-level mathematics. Perhaps most important is ability and eagerness to learn new things. Your work projects may require you to acquire new skills in machine learning, computational linguistics, automated logical reasoning, computer vision, robotics, or other areas of AI.

Most of the work will involve the OpenCog’s open source AI codebase focusing on machine learning based data analysis, computational linguistics, computer vision, mobile robots and cognitive robotics, cognitive architectures, gaming world and artificial general intelligence.

see http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Development and http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Category:OpenCog_Developer%27s_Guide

Job Requirements

Education: 1st Degree, or Masters Graduates of Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields with Cumulative GPA 3.0 and above

Experience: Professional work experience on software programming is desirable but not strictly necessary. Applicants should have advanced knowledge of algorithms, Mathematics and data structures.

Skills: Profound knowledge on C++, Java, Python, scheme, C#, Java Script and Html5

Languages: Communication in Excellent English and Amharic

*Although much of the work involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, prior knowledge of AI is not required.

How to Apply

Your application letter must include the following information. Name of the position you have applied for (P1, P2), Date of application, Summary of your qualifications and experience, Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job, Permanent address (or your present address if different from your permanent one) and telephone number.

Please send your CV, application letter, Grade report, recommendations and references related to the specific working environment and you other credentials only through the form on : http://www.icog-labs.com/jobs/ page. Or You can personally drop by to our office located around Sidist Killo, on the first floor of Leadership Institute, first floor, office number 101

*Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.

For Robotics and Interfacing Expert

Position ID: p2

Number of Post: 2

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: Permanent

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable

Closing Date: June 15, 2015

Job Description and Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Robotics and Interfacing Expert (Robotics Software Engineer) will be responsible for writing novel software to interface with robots and robot simulators, and connecting existing open source software to robots and robot simulators. Much of the work will involve use of simulators such as Gazebo or MORSE, and robot control software frameworks such as ROS.  While this is not a hardware engineering job, a basic facility with physical robots will be useful. Strong knowledge of undergraduate engineering mathematics is important, as is an understanding of algorithms and data structures.   Familiarity with C++ programming will be valuable; if your experience is in other languages you will need to learn C++ quickly. You should be familiar with object oriented design and programming.  Additional work may involve C++, Java, MATLAB and/or python programming.

Most of the work will involve the OpenCog’s open source AI codebase focusing on machine learning based data analysis, computational linguistics, computer vision, mobile robots and cognitive robotics, cognitive architectures, gaming world and artificial general intelligence.

see http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Development and http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Category:OpenCog_Developer%27s_Guide

Job Requirements

Education: 1st Degree, or Masters Graduates of Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields with Cumulative GPA 3.0 and above.

Experience: Applicants must specialize or at least have a 1 year work experience on Robotics, Interfacing, Unity 3D Simulation (or similar software tools), Matlab, Simulink, ROS’s (Robot Operating Software) and other related software tools and project areas.

Skills: Profound knowledge on C++, Java, Java Script and Html 5

Languages: Communication in Excellent English and Amharic

* Although much of the work involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, prior knowledge of AI is not required.

How to Apply

Your application letter must include the following information. Name of the position you have applied for (P1, P2), Date of application, Summary of your qualifications and experience, Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job, Permanent address (or your present address if different from your permanent one) and telephone number.

Please send your CV, application letter, grade report, recommendations and references related to the specific working environment and your other credentials only through the form on : http://www.icog-labs.com/jobs/  page. Or You can personally drop by to our office located around Sidist Killo, on the first floor of Leadership Institute, first floor, office number 101.

*Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.


External Candidates (For the year 2014)

If you are not an existing employee of the iCog Labs, please click below to view / search vacancies, and apply for the specific post you want to pursue.


For Computer Programmer

Position ID: P1

Number of post: 6

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: Permanent

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable

Closing Date: August 30, 2014

Job Description and Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Computer Programmer will be responsible for the design and development of complex software systems, generally involving Artificial Intelligent algorithms. Familiarity with C++ is required, and knowledge of Java or python is also valuable. Knowledge of data structures and algorithms is important, as is a good recollection of university-level mathematics. Perhaps most important is ability and eagerness to learn new things. Your work projects may require you to acquire new skills in machine learning, computational linguistics, automated logical reasoning, computer vision, robotics, or other areas of AI.

Most of the work will involve the OpenCog’s open source AI codebase focusing on machine learning based data analysis, computational linguistics, computer vision, mobile robots and cognitive robotics, cognitive architectures, gaming world and artificial general intelligence.

see http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Development and http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Category:OpenCog_Developer%27s_Guide

Job Requirements

Education: 1st Degree, or Masters Graduates of Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields with Cumulative GPA 3.0 and above

Experience: Professional work experience on software programming is desirable but not strictly necessary. Applicants should have advanced knowledge of algorithms, Mathematics and data structures.

Skills: Profound knowledge on C++, Java, Python, scheme, C#, Java Script and Html5

Languages: Communication in Excellent English and Amharic

*Although much of the work involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, prior knowledge of AI is not required.

How to Apply

Your application letter must include the following information. Name of the position you have applied for (P1, P2, P3), Date of application, Summary of your qualifications and experience, Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job, Permanent address (or your present address if different from your permanent one) and telephone number.

Please send your CV, application letter, Grade report, recommendations and references related to the specific working environment and you other credentials only through the form on : http://www.icog-labs.com/jobs/ page. Or You can personally drop by to our office located around Sidist Killo, on the first floor of Leadership Institute, first floor, office number 106

*Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.

For Animation and Simulation Expert

Position ID: P2

Number of Post: 3

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: Permanent

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable

Closing Date: August 30, 2014

Job Description and Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Animation and Simulation Expert (3D Computer Graphics Generalist) will be responsible for generating 3D models and animations.  Knowledge of rigging, texturing and animating is required, as is exporting of animations from graphics programs into game engines. An artist’s eye is important; e.g. you need to be able to create a quality animation of a person’s head and face from pictures and videos of the person. While serious programming knowledge is not required, the ability to write simple scripts is necessary. You should have significant experience with Maya, 3DsMax or Blender. You should be either familiar with the Linux operating system, or willing to learn to work in a Linux environment. Also, even if your experience is in Maya or 3DsMax, you should be willing to learn Blender well enough to utilize it for your 3D graphics work.

Most of the work will involve the OpenCog’s open source AI codebase focusing on machine learning based data analysis, computational linguistics, computer vision, mobile robots and cognitive robotics, cognitive architectures, gaming world and artificial general intelligence.

see http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Development and http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Category:OpenCog_Developer%27s_Guide

Job Requirements

Education: Diploma or 1st Degree, on subjects like Graphic Designing, 3D Animation Arts, 3D Simulation, Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields with Cumulative GPA 2.6 and above.

Experience: Applicants should at least have a 1-year work experience on the software tools like Unity 3D, Maya, 3D-MAX, Blender, Auto CAD or other related Animation Software and a proficient knowledge and skill on Game Developing Arts and Animation Characters.

Skills: Profound knowledge on C++, Java, Java Script and Html 5

Languages: Communication in Excellent English and Amharic

* Although much of the work involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, prior knowledge of AI is not required.

How to Apply

Your application letter must include the following information. Name of the position you have applied for (P1, P2, P3), Date of application, Summary of your qualifications and experience, Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job, Permanent address (or your present address if different from your permanent one) and telephone number.

Please send your CV, application letter, Grade report, additional documents presenting your previous Art Work. recommendations and references related to the specific working environment and you other credentials only through the through the form on : http://www.icog-labs.com/jobs/ page. Or You can personally drop by to our office located around Sidist Killo, on the first floor of Leadership Institute, first floor, office number 106.

*Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.

For Robotics and Interfacing Expert

Position ID: p3

Number of Post: 5

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: Permanent

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable

Closing Date: August 30, 2014

Job Description and Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Robotics and Interfacing Expert (Robotics Software Engineer) will be responsible for writing novel software to interface with robots and robot simulators, and connecting existing open source software to robots and robot simulators. Much of the work will involve use of simulators such as Gazebo or MORSE, and robot control software frameworks such as ROS.  While this is not a hardware engineering job, a basic facility with physical robots will be useful. Strong knowledge of undergraduate engineering mathematics is important, as is an understanding of algorithms and data structures.   Familiarity with C++ programming will be valuable; if your experience is in other languages you will need to learn C++ quickly. You should be familiar with object oriented design and programming.  Additional work may involve C++, Java, MATLAB and/or python programming.

Most of the work will involve the OpenCog’s open source AI codebase focusing on machine learning based data analysis, computational linguistics, computer vision, mobile robots and cognitive robotics, cognitive architectures, gaming world and artificial general intelligence.

see http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Development and http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Category:OpenCog_Developer%27s_Guide

Job Requirements

Education: 1st Degree, or Masters Graduates of Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields with Cumulative GPA 3.0 and above.

Experience: Applicants must specialize or at least have a 1 year work experience on Robotics, Interfacing, Unity 3D Simulation (or similar software tools), Matlab, Simulink, ROS’s (Robot Operating Software) and other related software tools and project areas.

Skills: Profound knowledge on C++, Java, Java Script and Html 5

Languages: Communication in Excellent English and Amharic

* Although much of the work involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, prior knowledge of AI is not required.

How to Apply

Your application letter must include the following information. Name of the position you have applied for (P1, P2, P3), Date of application, Summary of your qualifications and experience, Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job, Permanent address (or your present address if different from your permanent one) and telephone number.

Please send your CV, application letter, grade report, recommendations and references related to the specific working environment and your other credentials only through the form on : http://www.icog-labs.com/jobs/  page. Or You can personally drop by to our office located around Sidist Killo, on the first floor of Leadership Institute, first floor, office number 106.

*Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.

For Bioinformatics Expert

Position ID: P4

Number of Post: 3

Location: Addis Ababa

Length of Employment: Permanent

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable

Closing Date: August 30, 2014

Job Description and Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Bioinformatics Expert (Biologist or Genomics) will carry out analysis of biological datasets using statistical and machine learning software tools.   We do not do any wet lab work at iCog Labs at this point; our biology work consists of using software tools to analyze data generated elsewhere.  The initial focus of the work will be on analyzing genomics data (e.g. SNP and microarray gene expression), but later projects may involve other sorts of data such as EEG or fMRI brain imaging data.  A good general understanding of molecular biology and genomics is required, along with a reasonable knowledge of biochemistry.   Programming skill is valued; however, we are open to hiring someone with only basic programming skils, and providing on-the-job training in python programming.  Knowledge of bioinformatics algorithms is valued but not required; again we are open to providing on-the-job training.

Most of the work will involve the OpenCog’s open source AI codebase focusing on machine learning based data analysis, computational linguistics, computer vision, mobile robots and cognitive robotics, cognitive architectures, gaming world and artificial general intelligence.

see http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Development and http://wiki.opencog.org/w/Category:OpenCog_Developer%27s_Guide

Job Requirements

Education: 1st Degree, or Masters in the fields of Bioinformatics, Biological computation, Bioengineering, Microbiology, Mathematical Biology, Biochemistry, Microbial, Cellular, and Molecular Biology and related fields

Experience: In addition to a 1 Year experience in the relative fields, a professional experience on Computer programming languages such us C++, python, or related programing languages is compulsory.

Skills: Profound knowledge on C++, Java, Java Script and Html 5

Languages: Communication in Excellent English and Amharic

* Although much of the work involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, prior knowledge of AI is not required.

How to Apply

Your application letter must include the following information. Name of the position you have applied for (P1, P2, P3), Date of application, Summary of your qualifications and experience, Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job, Permanent address (or your present address if different from your permanent one) and telephone number.

Please send your CV, application letter, grade report, recommendations and references related to the specific working environment and your other credentials only through the form on : http://www.icog-labs.com/jobs/  page. Or You can personally drop by to our office located around Sidist Killo, on the first floor of Leadership Institute, first floor, office number 106.

*Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.


Working for the iCog Labs offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in Artificial Intelligence, Artificial General Intelligence, Robotics and similar watermarks of the ever rapidly advancing field of Computer Science. You will be part of a modern, rapidly changing organization with worldwide connection and impact in the specific field of AGI. Our jobs offer you a scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Please check our jobs/vacancy page on a regular basis for details of any available and upcoming posts and for info on how to apply.

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