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Research Programmer II -- Machine Learning

Information Sciences Institute Waltham, Massachusetts

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 Waltham, MA.*

ISI seeks applicants for a Research Programmer II (lead) position. A successful candidate for this position will have a degree in Computer Science or a related field, the relevant work experience to provide strong technical knowledge in programming and analysis, and senior or lead development experience. Experience in machine learning research as applied to fields such as natural language processing, computer vision, or data science is desirable but not required.

Research Programmers IIs at ISI participate in research projects by developing or adapting systems both large and small in scope, overseeing the design, coding, testing, and documentation activities of project staff. They implement state-of-the-art machine learning techniques in consultation with researchers and they contribute to research designs, develop prototype implementations, run machine learning experiments, and participate in the preparation of papers describing the research. Research programmers employ creativity to develop innovative solutions to programming problems encountered in performing cutting edge research. As an academically situated institute, ISI encourages development of and contributions to open source tool kits.

Necessary skills include experience with Unix/Linux and git as well as a strong programming background in at least one of Python, C++, or Java; experience with toolkits such as kaldi, moses, torch, tensorflow or theano is an additional bonus.

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.



REQ20048208 Posted Date: 08/03/2017

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