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The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Simulation Software Developer (temporary, 12-month Project Appointment). The main purpose of this position is as follows:
This position is for software development and support of the ns-3 discrete-event network simulator. ns-3 is a growing open source software project for academic network researchers and educators. Users of this tool can develop simulations of computer networks (wired and wireless) with varying degrees of realism or abstraction. This temporary project position is for a full-time Software Developer to support the University of Washington PI and Senior Personnel for a federally funded project to improve ns-3’s scalability performance for executing large wireless network simulations, and to support long-term ns-3 project sustainment. The position will also require coordination and interaction with the project’s worldwide team of software developers and ns-3’s user base.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
•Develop models for future wireless network operation in the ns-3 network simulator, enabling the scalability of such models to large network sizes without appreciable loss of simulation accuracy or run-time. •Port or integrate approaches to scalable wireless network simulations that have been developed and contributed by others. •Design, implement, and document unit, system, and performance tests for wireless network models and scenarios. •Develop programs, scripts, and documentation to support the use of ns-3 wireless models and scenarios as educational courseware. •Develop content for use in ns-3 training or tutorial sessions, and assist in presenting the material at workshops or online sessions. •Assist in the overall software and documentation maintenance of ns-3, including performing code reviews, fixing software defects, conducting Q&A, and making software releases.
•Bachelor of Arts/Science degree in Math, Computer Science, or Engineering. •Minimum one year of professional software work experience. •Demonstrated high level of proficiency in C++ software development on a large, multi-author, long-running software project, in a Linux environment. •Ability to write high-quality, well-documented code for eventual maintenance by future developers. •Understanding of modern Wi-Fi operation including the physical and MAC layer. •Understanding of Internet (TCP/IP) protocol operation.
Experience with Python, network simulation (ns-3 in particular), performance optimization, scientific computing workflows, or open source software development.
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