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Software Engineer-Research Associate-VTTI

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Software Engineer-Research Associate-VTTI
Faculty Rank: Research Associate
Posting Number: SR0170339
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Perform work developing software for a variety of automated vehicle, data processing, and data acquisition projects. Independently evaluates, selects and applies software design principles, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. Assignments have project objectives and require the investigation of a variety of variables. Performance at this level requires developmental experience in a professional position or equivalent graduate level educations. Performs work developing GUI software, scripts, and operating system configurations.
Independently works developing GUI software, scripts, and operating system configurations in support of data collection.

Works as part of a design team to enhance VTTI’s core data collection software and automated vehicle software.. Assist in system deployments and the configuration of data collection software as needed. Performs work that involves developing innovative and creative solutions to complex software challenges with the goal of advancing the field of data collection and transportation safety. Iteratively acts in concert with the research team to define project goals and technical specifications; to create/refine project plans and milestones; and to integrate these goals, specifications, and timeline to achieve the overall objective.

Directions given and received:
Independently performs most assignments with instructions on global objectives and general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. May supervise/mentor/provide training and coordinate the work of graduate research assistants, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.

Required Qualifications:

-M.S. degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or comparable with exception for a lesser degree with significant related experience.
-Proficient in C/C++, preferably with gcc and Visual Studio
-Proficient with the GNU/LINUX OS
-Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently with little supervision.
-Strong writing and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience with GitLab a Plus

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae to the Virginia Tech employment website at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #
SR0170339

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday
Job Posting Date: 09/11/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/25/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79768

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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