Research Software Developer

May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106313

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Computer Science is an academic teaching and research department in the College of Engineering. It is a large and complex unit that encompasses research intensive, teaching intensive, and professional activities. It is one of the largest such departments in the nation by the number of faculty and students, and its total budget and size are comparable to, or larger than, a number of NC State University colleges and divisions.

Essential Job Duties: The Center for Educational Informatics is seeking a Research Software Developer to participate in research and development activities associated with intelligent game-based learning environments. This position involves the design, development, and maintenance of complex interactive software systems for education and training. * Designs, develops, tests, maintains, and documents interactive software systems. * Solves complex software development issues found in cutting edge artificial intelligence research. * Works closely with researchers and targeted users to identify system requirements. * Performs detailed systems analysis to develop implementation strategies and scope projects appropriately. * Participates in project planning by providing input on project plans and schedules. * Collaborates with staff and students on solving research problems while offering system design and implementation guidance. * Participates in research projects by contributing to system prototyping and reports describing the research. * Gives technical demonstrations and presentations at meetings and conferences as needed. * Contributes to the development of project reports and technical papers regarding the research. * Participates in fielding and deploying software systems at user sites. * Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. *This assignment is anticipated to last 15 months with possibility for renewal.*

Minimum Education/Experience: * Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. * Excellent organization and time management skills. * Extensive programming expertise including experience with C# and JavaScript. * Broad experience working with game engines such as Unity with an in-depth understanding of 2D and 3D graphics. * A clear understanding of best practices for software design, development, and maintenance with demonstrated creativity in solving complex problems.

Department Required Skills: * Ability to quickly learn and follow established development processes and standards. * Ability to take constructive criticism resulting from peer reviews, game testing, and client feedback. * Strong written and oral communication skills required, including the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Prior experience working in research settings and developing educational software, serious games, and artificial intelligence-based software. * Solid experience in cross-platform software design and development. * Prior experience developing game-based learning environments targeting K-12 education. * Prior experience with JavaScript client frameworks such as AngularJS, Aurelia, or React. * Prior experience in artificial intelligence and machine learning is a plus.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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