USCâs Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the universityâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced artificial intelligence, information processing, computing, cybersecurity, and communications technologies. ISIâs 400 faculty, professional staff and graduate students carry out extraordinary information sciences research at three distinct locations - Marina Del Rey, CA; Arlington, VA; and Waltham, MA.
*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*
ISI seeks a Research Programmer II to assist with research in its Division of Networking and Cybersecurity.
Serve as lead programmer or technical specialist on research projects. Develops or modifies large & complex system projects. Establishes project plans & schedules & monitors progress providing status reports as required. Utilizes creativity & innovation to solve conceptual programming problems raised by cutting edge research.
Participates in research projects. Contributes to research designs, develops prototype implementations, and participates in the preparation of papers describing the research.
Develops system definition, architecture & detailed needs analysis including hardware & software recommendations. Proposes alternative approaches & conducts evaluation & comparison.
Oversees the design, coding, testing, debugging & documentation activities of project staff.
Interfaces with researchers to identify & determine requirements. Conducts detailed systems analysis to define system scope, objectives & implementation approach.
Collaborates with colleagues on research ideas & solutions. Works with staff and/or students providing guidance in system design & implementation.
Establishes & implements user training programs, tutorials & other materials necessary to present & support research results.
Suggests new avenues for research. Recognizes opportunities to adapt results for novel applications.
Contributes text to project reports & technical papers.
Takes primary responsibility for system demonstrations at conferences & funder events.
Makes technical presentations & demonstrations at conferences and/or meetings.
Stays informed of new developments & technologies by reading journals & other pertinent publications, maintaining contact with vendors, & participating in professional organizations, meetings & seminars.
Masterâs degree in computer science or closely related field
Understanding of networking principles
Practical experience with modern DevOps workflows
Experience with tiered distributed systems
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalentMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Relevant work experience to provide strong technical knowledge of programming and analysis as well as senior or lead experience. Demonstrated ability to stand in for researchers as circumstances require. Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.