1) Reporting to the Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) Faculty Director, the Senior Programming Specialist serves as the lead technical engineer fordata science-related projects at the Center for Data and Computing.
2) Theposition will serve as the lead scientist on industry, NSF, and DARPA-fundedprojects on data analysis for network security; over time, the role willexpand to include projects across a broader range of disciplines.
3) Thespecialist will provide infrastructure, development, and operationalsupport---particularly software systems development and support---forCDAC-related projects on campus, as part of a broader effort to democratizedata science activities across the University of Chicago.Infrastructure Development. Ensure the availability of cutting-edge dataanalysis tools for immediate use, from standard SQL databases to big-data/distributed cluster such as Spark. Develop and/or integrate thetools necessary to concentrate and organize datasets and research resourcesto facilitate sharing and authorized access.
4) Data Modeling, Ingestion, and Preparation. Work closely with faculty andresearch scientists to define data models and formats for new datasets anddata sources, ETL procedures and preparation/filtering/data cleaningscripts. Design, develop and integrate data analysis pipelines, and at thesame time, ensuring mobility of applications/services through the use ofsoftware containers such as Docker. Automate the deployment of new versionsof production code (e.g., data collection web application);
5) Software Development. Develop and support specialized data scrapers,specialized data collection applications (e.g., making use third party APIsfrom social media websites to retrieve and incorporate new information);
6) Data Visualization and Prototyping. Work closely with faculty and researchscientists to create or prototype web applications for custom/interactive data visualizations.
7) Data Analysis Contributions. Explore new methods for mining new informationin existing datasets (e.g., Use of Unsupervised Learning/Isomap for clustering a standard MNIST dataset). Test new Machine Learning models to providealternatives for existing prediction problems.
8) Operations and Outreach. Ensuring that research software developed operatescontinually to support operational measurement, analysis, and research in operational field deployments. Projects may include:
9) Interaction with Internet service providers, users, and regulatoryagencies (e.g., Federal Communications Commission) for support and serviceof projects related to Internet performance and security.
10) Interaction with other potential partner agencies in the City of Chicago,as well as other national and international partners.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in computer science or related discipline.
1) 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline
2) 10+ years of software development on embedded systems
3) Strong software development and system administration experience
4) Experience with the following programming languages and tools
7) Experience with the following systems development environments
8) OpenWrt and embedded programming environments (e.g., Odroid, Raspberry Pi)
9) Android UI and back-end development
10) Web front-end development and user interaction design
11) Integration of software with other research measurement testbeds (e.g. RIPE Atlas)
12) Experience with research, including the ability to work closely with Ph.D. students, and the ability to work in a self-directed, independent manner
13) These projects require continual attention to ensure that thedeployed software is functional, up-to-date, and secure. Deep experience andknowledge of network measurement, as well as embedded systems of programmingand software development
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