Requisition ID: 014359
Academic/Internal Title Research Programmer II
Division/School Viterbi School of Engineering
Department: Information Sciences Institute
Location: Marina Del Rey
Employment Type: Full-Time
Percent of time for Part-time Position:
Salary Range: TBD
Job Announcement: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC's Viterbi School of Engineering - Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey, CA, is seeking a Research Programmer II for its Intelligent Systems Technology Group.
The Research Programmer II serves as lead programmer or technical specialist on research projects. Develops or modifies large and complex system projects. Establishes project plans and schedules and monitors progress, providing status reports as required. Utilizes creativity and innovation to solve conceptual programming problems raised by cutting edge research. Participates in research projects. Contributes to research designs. Develops prototype implementations,and participates in the preparation of papers describing the research. Oversees the design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation activities of project staff. Interfaces with researchers to identify and determine requirements. Conducts detailed systems analysis to define system scope, objectives and implementation approach. Develops system definition, architecture and detailed needs analysis including hardware and software
recommendations. Proposes alternative approaches and conducts evaluation and comparison. Collaborates with
colleagues on research ideas and solutions. Works with staff and/or students providing guidance in system
design and implementation. Establishes and implements user training programs, tutorials and other materials
necessary to present and support research results. Suggests new avenues for research. Recognizes opportunities to adapt results for novel applications. Contributes text to project reports and technical papers. Takes primary responsibility for system demonstrations (preparation, setup, and delivery) at conferences and funder events. Makes technical presentations and demonstrations at conferences and/or meetings. Stays informed of new developments and technologies by reading journals and other pertinent publications. Maintains contact with vendors. Provides advice on selection of appropriate computer hardware and software. Participates in professional organizations, meetings and seminars. Requires MS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field; and 3 years of experience as a Programmer Analyst in related positions.
Qualifications must include: (1) knowledge of programming and analysis; (2) senior or lead experience; (3) record of success in assuming responsibility for system demonstrations at conferences and funder events, and at making technical presentations and demonstrations at conferences and/or meetings; (4) proficiency in solving conceptual programming problems with creativity and innovation; (5) experience with Java programming, relational and XML databases, query languages such as SQL, XQuery, web technologies, web interface frameworks such as GWT and jQuery, web services such as REST and SOAP, and basic security methods such as https and PKI; (6) proven ability to work on mixed Unix/Linux/Windows/MacOS environments; and, (7) expertise in data integration, biomedical informatics, imaging formats, grid computing and workflow systems.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Master's degree
Combined work experience and education as equivalent
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Preferred Education:Preferred Experience:Preferred Field of Expertise:
Position Type: Existing
Special Instructions to Applicants: