Research Software Engineer

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Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleResearch Software EngineerSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with education/trainingPosition Number00107679Work ScheduleMonday - Friday 8:00a - 5:00pFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department141901 - Computer Science-engrDepartmentComputer Science-engrJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational 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 Engineer to participate in research and development activities associated with game-based learning, advanced learning systems, and cutting-edge artificial intelligence. This position involves the design, development, and maintenance of game-based learning environments, intelligent tutoring systems, and intelligent user interfaces.

•Designs, develops, tests, maintains, and documents game-based software systems using Unity game engine.
•Integrates artificial intelligence-based tutoring systems into learning environments.
•Designs and maintain analytics pipelines capable of capturing and processing data associated with machine learning.
•Works closely with researchers and targeted users to identify and refine system requirements.
•Performs detailed systems analysis to develop implementation strategies and scope projects appropriately.
•Participates in research projects by contributing to 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 position is contingent upon funding.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field and at least 5 years of professional experience designing and developing software applications.

Departmental Required Skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Extensive programming expertise including experience with C#, Java, or C++ or similar software.
  • A clear understanding of best practices for software design, development, and maintenance with demonstrated creativity in solving complex problems.
  • 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

Broad experience working with game engines such as Unity with an in-depth understanding of 2D and 3D graphics. Prior experience developing serious games and artificial intelligence-based software. Solid experience in cross-platform software design and development. Prior experience with large-scale data processing. Prior experience with designing, implementing, and deploying server-side software.

Required License or Certification


Special InstructionsJob Open Date07/15/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date08/05/2019AA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Research Statement
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    Posted: 10/12/2019
    Application Due: 10/17/2019
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