Requisition ID: P01422826
Department: Information Sciences Institute
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Marina Del Rey
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.
This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA
Information Sciences Institute (ISI), part of the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC, seeks a Research Programmer II.
-Serves as lead programmer or technical specialist on a research project(s). 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.
-Develops system definition, architecture and detailed needs analysis including hardware and software recommendations. Proposes alternative approaches and conducts evaluation and comparison.
-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.
-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, maintaining contact with vendors, and participating in professional organizations, meetings and seminars.
- Databases: fluent in SQL; basic database management: defining schemas, indices, creating backups, managing users
- Web interface frameworks: JSP, AJAX, jQuery, Bootstrap
- Operating systems: fluent with Unix/Linux commands; basic shell scripting and administration
PREFERRED SKILLS (one or more):
- Large-scale data processing, particularly Apache Spark
- Machine Learning algorithms
- Data Integration: warehousing; schema mapping; record linkage/deduplication; query rewriting
- Experience in biomedical or genetics domains
- Advanced databases: db administration; query optimization
- Natural Language Processing and/or Information Retrieval
- Sensor networks, streaming data (e.g., Apache Kafka)
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Master’s degree Combined work experience and education as equivalent
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Relevant work experience to provide strong technical knowledge of programming and analysis as well as senior or lead experience. Demonstrated ability to stand in for researchers as circumstances require. Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems.