Description: Software Engineer / Back-End Developer contributes to the BrainGate Neural Interface System and supports the overall neurotechnology research endeavor in the laboratory of Leigh R. Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D. This research will define the future of brain-implantable neural interface technology to improve communication and independence for people with severe motor disabilities. This is a 1-year full-time, fixed term, position embedded on site with our team in the School of Engineering at Brown University in Providence, RI.
The incumbent's grade will be determined by years of experience. The Software/Back End Developer (JG 10E) requires a bachelor's degree and 3-4 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; the Software/Back End Developer (JG 11E) requires a bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of related experience.
GRADE 10: BS degree with 3-5 years of experience in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering or related field
GRADE 11: BS degree with 5-7 years of experience in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering or related field
Demonstrated professional programming experience and portfolio across a variety of platforms with high proficiency in relevant languages and technologies
Skill programming low-latency communication of high-bandwidth data traffic across wired and/or wireless interfaces (UDP, TCP/IP, USB, 802.11, Bluetooth) for visualization, disk storage, or streaming device intercommunication.
Experience working with data structures for moving data between clients or for streaming visual display
Intimate knowledge of new creative tools / technologies for high-performance programming
Experience in agile or agile-like development in small, high performance teams
Proficiency with code versioning and collaborative development tools
Outstanding communication and presentation skills
The selected candidate's experience level will determine the hiring grade.
MS degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering or related field
Experience creating software for linking and managing devices for communication among multiple wired and wireless devices including programmatic Bluetooth pairing, Bluetooth serial communication, and 802.11
Experience programming in one or more game engines / environments such as JS, Phaser, Lua3D, Matter.js or Unity3D, including physics features and communication of game control /status over UDP I/O
Hands-on familiarity programming in Matlab and/or Simulink
Experience with one or more web programming technologies, such as HTML5, Web Sockets, CSS3, PHP, JSON, .Net, Java
Programming for real-time low-latency, high-frequency web-based graphing using efficient and reliable packages
Experience with embedded systems, QNX, ARM programming, Zynq SoC
Experience in both industry and research settings
Software development for medical device or health care applications
Demonstrated interest in neuroscience, brain-computer interfaces and/or assistive technologies for people with disability
Familiarity with neuroscience and electrical brain signals (action potentials, local field potentials)
Working knowledge of digital signals, digital sampling, bandpass filters
Background Check: Criminal and education verification
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