RESEARCH/SOFTWARE ENGINEER, MIT Sea Grant College Program (MSGCP), to work with a team of naval architects, electrical and mechanical engineers, and other programmers to develop a variety of software tools to be used in the design of ships and ship systems. Will support the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC), which brings together the combined programs and resources of leading electric power research institutions to advance near- to mid-term electric ship concepts. Responsibilities include developing an automated system layout tool that extracts data from the ship design data repository and applies templates to achieve initial arrangements, applies sizing algorithms to necessary components, and employs conflict detection and resolution to adjust arrangements; installing software in S3D (Smart Ship Systems Design); installing and maintaining System-Level Marine Cooling System Design (SMCS); developing advanced scientific software in hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and high electrical power transmission; and developing advanced scientific software in electromagnetic studies for wireless power transmission and research in metamaterials. Primary coding will be in C++.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in computer science (master's preferred); minimum of three years' C++ programming experience, including graphical user interface design (Qt preferred); familiarity with computer-aided design; strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills for working with a geographically-distributed team of developers; and discretion and experience implementing safeguards when handling confidential information. Experience or familiarity with working under the Agile development model and ability to integrate data generated by collaborators in different geographic locations preferred, as is familiarity with NoSQL databases and the Apache Hadoop framework. Interest in cloud application development, specifically back-end development, and in relational databases (SQL, PostgreSQL) also preferred. Job #14390
Some domestic travel is required. Weekend work may also be required.
The appointment will run until July 2019, with the possibility of extension through January 2021.
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