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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 03-31-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Originally founded in 1997, the Baskin School of Engineering is the first professional school at UC Santa Cruz. Over the past 20 years, Baskin Engineering has become a unique 21st century school of engineering and technology, characterized by evolutionary growth fueled by on-going research opportunities that open new areas of intellectual inquiry. Baskin Engineering has grown to include six academic departments, a variety of research centers and institutes, and has ambitious plans for further programmatic growth. The focus of Baskin Engineering educational programming is to instill strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science and ethical engineering for the well-being of society, and its diverse curricula facilitate creative thinking and prepare students for productive and rewarding careers. Baskin Engineering is focused on building collaborative connections and expanding instruction and research activities for faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz, both at its Santa Cruz campus and at its campus in Silicon Valley, the international center of technological innovation.
Candidate will work in the Game User Interaction and Intelligence (GUII) lab in the Computational Media Department located at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara. Games and Game data science are new emerging multi-disciplinary fields that combine different disciplines, including computer science, design, art, engineering, psychology, social science, science, and business. Members of the GUII Lab focus on these emerging areas with emphasis on contributions on understanding the user experience, expanding and applying new artificial intelligence algorithms, and engineering new engaging designs.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a programming language that enables programming and simulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) agents within gaming environments. Develop and maintain visualization systems developed to investigate and show human behavioral data. Work closely with researchers within the Game User Interface and Intelligence Lab (GUII) to develop software infrastructure and tools to support their research into data visualization and human behavior modeling.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Salary Range: $95,000 - $110,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: 1 year from hire date, with possibility of extension
Work Location: UCSC Silicon Valley campus (Santa Clara, CA)
Union Representation: None
Job Duties 70% - Plans, designs, develops, modifies, debugs, deploys and evaluates complex software specifically programming languages, and visualization tools for large gameplay data. Develops Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms to develop abstractions from the data. Analyzes existing software or works to formulate logic for new complex systems and devises complex algorithms. Performs complex data analysis and tests. Develops infrastructure for data storage, processing and modeling.
10% - Negotiates, develops and executes moderately complex test plans. Develops conversion and system implementation plans. Trains users in conversion and implementation of system. Performs complex data modeling, performance and integration testing and builds interfaces for a variety of internal and external constituents. Monitors and employs source code control techniques and configuration management.
10% - Works with team members in the GUII lab to develop concrete set of requirements for software development and specifications.
5% - Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for approval of system and programming documentation. Recommends and implements changes in development, maintenance and system standards. Negotiates with stakeholders on the creation of software specifications. Ensures project reports are made.
5% - Understands and applies industry practices, community standards and department policies and procedures relating to work assignments. Communicates with the senior personnel on the projects to outline updates and understand project scopes and goals as well as adjust these goals as the project progresses. May serve as technical lead for a software development project of moderate scope. Trains users in conversion and implementation of systems. Negotiates project plans with stakeholders.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Intermediate knowledge of software development, particularly visualization systems and programming languages.
Advanced skills associated with software design, modification, implementation and deployment, including object-oriented programming concepts.
Demonstrated ability to understand functional needs and how systems can support those needs.
Demonstrated ability to develop conversion and system implementation plans.
Demonstrated ability to contribute technical narrative to grant proposals.
Thorough experience with identification and use of code libraries and open-source forums.
Experience with planning for deployment and creation of feedback mechanisms.
Demonstrated software repository skills.
Demonstrated testing and test planning skills.
Thorough experience with common programming tools.
Demonstrated ability to follow software specifications.
Demonstrated effective oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse groups of internal and external constituencies
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Self-motivated and able to work independently meet deadlines.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
Demonstrated broad problem solving skills.
Experience in software development industry working on complex software tools that are used by others.
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