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Research Programmer II - Artificial Intelligence

Information Sciences Institute Marina del Rey, California

USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the university’s Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced artificial intelligence, information processing, computing, cybersecurity, and communications technologies. ISI’s 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.*

Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks a Research Programmer II for their Artificial Intelligence Division.

This is a one-year, fixed-term position.

Job Accountabilities:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science or closely related field
  • Experience with processing multilingual text data and training neural machine translation systems
  • Experience developing with Tensorflow, Pytorch, Keras

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 equivalent Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum 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.


REQ20093603 Posted Date: 10/06/2020

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