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Research Programmer II - Center on Knowledge Graphs

Information Sciences Institute Marina del Rey, California

Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the world’s largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses:  one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.

*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*

The ISI Center On Knowledge Graphs ( seeks applicants for a Research Programmer II position to work on cutting-edge research projects that combine knowledge graphs, machine learning and natural language processing.

Successful candidates must have a Master in computer science and two years of experience; they are expert Python programmers and have experience with toolkits such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras or Scikit-Learn; they have experience working with source control systems such as Github or Gitlab; they have a track record of learning new technologies, and can demonstrate an ability to build complex systems.

The successful candidate will work in a team of world class researchers, research programmers, Ph.D. and Master students. The successful candidate is expected to be highly creative and a fast learner, and will enjoy significant responsibility working on advanced prototypes that demonstrate state of the art performance on a variety of research topics using real world data. Most software in the Center On Knowledge Graphs is developed using open source licenses, so the successful candidate will participate and contribute to open source projects.

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.

REQ20077839 Posted Date: 10/08/2019

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