Research Software Engineer (Graphics)/ Senior Research Software Engineer (Graphics)

Updated: 29 days ago
Location: Providence, RHODE ISLAND
Job Type: FullTime

Job Description:

Research Software Engineer (Graphics)/ Senior Research Software Engineer (Graphics)

CCV/Computing and Information Services

The mission of the Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV, ccv.brown.edu) is to provide the scientific and technical computing expertise required to advance computational research and support Brown’s academic mission. We envision an environment where computational best practices, innovative solutions, and expert knowledge combine to build advanced tools for research and to enable new discoveries. We are a team of data scientists and research software engineers with a wide range of scientific backgrounds (e.g., Engineering, Physics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Biology, Psychology, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Industry, etc.).

The Research Software Engineer (RSE) will work together with other members of our team and the Brown community to develop, integrate and deploy graphics/visualization software that support Brown researchers and their collaborators.  The RSE is expected to be a motivated, agile learner who keeps up-to-date with emerging technologies across a wide range of fields such as scientific visualization, interactive computer graphics, gpu programming, virtual reality, augmented reality among others. The RSE is expected to quickly become comfortable with best practices in software engineering with a strong emphasis on reproducibility; this includes version control, testing, continuous integration, containerized applications and multiple programming languages for data manipulation and visualization.

All members of CCV are encouraged to take ownership of projects, mentoring of interns, and lead outreach activities to promote CCV.

CCV embraces a community enriched and enhanced by diverse dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, disability status, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class and religion. We believe diversity brings innovation and progress. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically underrepresented in STEM.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining a diverse team. We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to join our community.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate, as a minimum, should have the following background: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience.

  • For Grade 10: Strong computational emphasis including 1-2 years of related experience.

  • For Grade 11: Strong computational emphasis including 3 - 5 years of related experience.

  • Knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems and shell scripting

  • Experience with at least two programming languages such as C++,Julia, Python, MATLAB, R, C,  Java, JavaScript, Rust, Swift

  • Experience in collaborative development of interactive 3D and VR graphics applications

  • Experience programming OpenGL application in Unix, Windows, and OSX environments

  • Experience with graphics programming, including use of C++, OpenGL, Cuda, OpenCL, and/or GLSL

  • Experience with visualization of data from one or more physical or life sciences disciplines

  • Familiarity with graphics hardware (shaders, GPGPU)

  • High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with strong analytical ability

  • Versatile, enthusiastic and eager to learn new skills

  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Desirable Qualifications

Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, containerization.

  • Experience with cloud computing software and services

  • Experience with scientific visualization in one or more science domains

  • Interest in UI/UX design

The grade of the position will based on the qualifications of the chosen candidate.

All offers are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification.

Recruiting Start Date:

2021-04-15-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Research Software Engineer (Graphics)/ Senior Research Software Engineer (Graphics)

Department:

Office of Chief Digital Officer & CIO

Grade:

Grade 11

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.



Job Description:

Research Software Engineer (Graphics)/ Senior Research Software Engineer (Graphics)

CCV/Computing and Information Services

The mission of the Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV, ccv.brown.edu) is to provide the scientific and technical computing expertise required to advance computational research and support Brown’s academic mission. We envision an environment where computational best practices, innovative solutions, and expert knowledge combine to build advanced tools for research and to enable new discoveries. We are a team of data scientists and research software engineers with a wide range of scientific backgrounds (e.g., Engineering, Physics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Biology, Psychology, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Industry, etc.).

The Research Software Engineer (RSE) will work together with other members of our team and the Brown community to develop, integrate and deploy graphics/visualization software that support Brown researchers and their collaborators.  The RSE is expected to be a motivated, agile learner who keeps up-to-date with emerging technologies across a wide range of fields such as scientific visualization, interactive computer graphics, gpu programming, virtual reality, augmented reality among others. The RSE is expected to quickly become comfortable with best practices in software engineering with a strong emphasis on reproducibility; this includes version control, testing, continuous integration, containerized applications and multiple programming languages for data manipulation and visualization.

All members of CCV are encouraged to take ownership of projects, mentoring of interns, and lead outreach activities to promote CCV.

CCV embraces a community enriched and enhanced by diverse dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, disability status, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class and religion. We believe diversity brings innovation and progress. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically underrepresented in STEM.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining a diverse team. We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to join our community.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate, as a minimum, should have the following background: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience.

  • For Grade 10: Strong computational emphasis including 1-2 years of related experience.

  • For Grade 11: Strong computational emphasis including 3 - 5 years of related experience.

  • Knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems and shell scripting

  • Experience with at least two programming languages such as C++,Julia, Python, MATLAB, R, C,  Java, JavaScript, Rust, Swift

  • Experience in collaborative development of interactive 3D and VR graphics applications

  • Experience programming OpenGL application in Unix, Windows, and OSX environments

  • Experience with graphics programming, including use of C++, OpenGL, Cuda, OpenCL, and/or GLSL

  • Experience with visualization of data from one or more physical or life sciences disciplines

  • Familiarity with graphics hardware (shaders, GPGPU)

  • High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with strong analytical ability

  • Versatile, enthusiastic and eager to learn new skills

  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Desirable Qualifications

Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, containerization.

  • Experience with cloud computing software and services

  • Experience with scientific visualization in one or more science domains

  • Interest in UI/UX design

The grade of the position will based on the qualifications of the chosen candidate.

All offers are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification.

Recruiting Start Date:

2021-04-15-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Research Software Engineer (Graphics)/ Senior Research Software Engineer (Graphics)

Department:

Office of Chief Digital Officer & CIO

Grade:

Grade 11

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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