The SciTech group does research and development on software systems to help scientists manage large-scale computations. We work with scientists in domains ranging from genomics and proteomics to seismology and gravitational wave physics. We help scientists deploy their computations on some of the largest and fastest computing systems in the world. Our main project is the Pegasus Workflow Management system, which is used to orchestrate complex, large-scale data processing and computation pipelines. Pegasus compiles abstract, high-level workflow descriptions into efficient executable workflows that can be deployed on diverse cyberinfrastructure. In this process it expands and optimizes the workflow, adding data management tasks and performing task clustering, cleanup and other optimizations.
For more information about our group please visit our website: http://pegasus.isi.edu
The SciTech group is part of the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI). A unit of the University of Southern Californiaâs highly ranked Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI is one of the nationâs largest, most successful university-affiliated computer research institutes. ISI researchers bridge the gap between theoretical basic research and product-oriented research and development. Its diverse expertise ranges from core engineering and computer science discovery to design, modeling and implementation of innovative prototypes and devices. A pacesetter for more than 40 years, ISI helped conceive, design and implement the Internet, including communications protocols that remain fundamental to Net operations such as TCP/IP, ICMP, DNS and SMTP. Today ISI's research initiatives span a broad range of fields including: intelligent systems such as natural language processing, machine translation and information integration; informatics that include computer networks, medical informatics and decision systems; computational systems such as supercomputing approaches and biomimetics; and advanced electronics for space and other purposes.
ISI is located in beautiful, sunny Marina Del Rey, California. Our offices overlook the marina and are just minutes from the beach.
Develops web applications and services using latest tools and techniques
Works with domain scientists to develop computational workflows
Helps with academic research on software systems for scientific computing
Develops and evaluates prototypes of software systems
Helps write academic papers for publication in journals, conferences, and workshops
Communicates effectively with users and developers to resolve technical problems
Presents work at conferences, workshops and tutorials
Significant experience with one of the following programming languages: Java, Python, C, C++
Comfortable with Linux, command line interfaces, shell scripting, and basic system administration
Experience with a version control system such as Git
Experience with data modeling, SQL, and RDBMS's such as SQLite, MySQL, and PostgreSQL
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field required (Master's degree preferred)
Experience working with scientific computing applications and scientific workflows
Knowledge of high-performance, high-throughput, or data-intensive computing
Experience with cloud computing systems such as Amazon EC2, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, and Nimbus
Previous experience with cluster/grid computing systems such as HTCondor, PBS, SGE, and Globus
Experience in academic research and writing academic papers
Previous experience developing distributed systems
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalentMinimum Experience: 1 year, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Sound knowledge of programming and documentation procedures, programming methods, program flow charts and operator instructions. Knowledge of one or more appropriate computer languages.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.