MSc thesis internship - Interface Quality Model

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MSc thesis internship – Interface Quality Model

Write your thesis at the Core Bank University of ING in collaboration with SIG (Software Improvement Group) in the field of Software Engineering.

Topic description

Application and Improvement of Interface Quality Model.

In modern IT landscapes, especially in component-based architectures or service-oriented architectures, the exchange of data between components is through well-defined software interfaces. Thus, the quality of interface has critical influence on the performance of a system architecture. In order to measure the quality of interface, SIG defines a list of characteristics for interface quality and devises a model which contains a number of metrics to measure the quality characteristics, based on literature study and expert expertise.

This thesis work is to understand the SIG interface quality model, apply the model to the ING landscape, and further improve the model based on the findings from the application. This thesis work intends to answer the following questions:

Which aspects of interface quality are more relevant for a large IT landscape? Is current interface quality model sufficient for a large IT landscape? Any parts can be improved? How to generate interface for the ING State Machine automatically, based on the interface quality model?

During this master thesis internship you have the freedom to choose your own direction within Model-Driving Engineering. We are very interested/curious hearing your thoughts.

This internship is located at the ING office (Bijlmer Arena, Amsterdam) and SIG office (Amstel, Amsterdam). We are flexible in the amount of days you work, the length of the thesis internship and the starting date.

About ING

ING is transforming rapidly towards a top notch IT company with a Top Engineering culture, incorporating FinTech start-up mentality and financial innovation. We are end-to-end agile, work in multidisciplinary teams and use cutting edge technology. This enables us to offer our customers the best possible service and respond to rapidly changing customer demands.

You will be working in the ING’s Core Banking University, this is where science and business meet. Within this department top experts from both areas are collaborating on the next-generation digital bank.

About SIG

SIG (Software Improvement Group) is a young and growing company with prominent customers. We look beyond national boundaries: we work with an international mix of people (110 FTE) and have offices in 6 countries. We believe that software can be better and we are working to improve it worldwide. SIG is headquartered in the Rembrandt-tower in Amsterdam. 85% of our employees have university degrees and +/- 30% have a PhD. However, knowledge alone is not enough at SIG. The conversion of this knowledge into understandable and tangible solutions is what it’s all about.


We are looking for a Master student that can meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, or related field, with great results
  • The ability to learn quickly and explore new topics
  • Affinity with a cooperate research environment
  • Software development experience (e.g. projects or working experience besides your study)
  • Fluent in English


Please get in contact with us: upload your CV and grade lists (BSc and MSc so far). If you have any other topic ideas, you can add them as well.

For questions you can get in contact with us:

Joost Bosman, IT Manager, ING:

Magiel Bruntink, Head of Research, SIG:

Please note: to do an internship at ING, you need to be registered at a Dutch educational institution during the entire period of the internship.

Stage informatie

Organisatie: Organisatie: ING

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: $}




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