[Ieee_vis_open_positions] seeking Visualization/VR Application Support Programmer at Brown University

David Laidlaw dhl at cs.brown.edu
Fri Jul 28 19:13:54 CEST 2017

Job Description:

Brown University, Computing and Information Services seeks qualified
applications for the position of Graphics System Programmer.

The Graphics Systems Programmer is responsible for integration and
development of graphics software at the Center for Computation and
Visualization (CCV). The Graphics Systems Programmer will contribute to
research and application development activities in various
inter-disciplinary scientific projects.  The focus of the position is to
provide targeted support for research using one of Brown’s two advanced
virtual reality (VR) systems, the Cave and YURT, as well as supporting
emerging commodity based head mounted displays (HMDs).  The Graphics System
Programmer is expected to help maintain a portfolio of general purpose VR
applications, port applications to the VR systems, and design and code new
applications.  Secondary responsibilities include providing support for
general purpose visualization on the desktop, as well as provide expert
knowledge on advanced visualization trends and techniques.  It is expected
the Graphics System Programmer will also provide general Linux support on
the CCV systems and visualization infrastructure, and will provide a
conduit for the High Performance Computing (HPC) users to transition to
using advanced visualization techniques.


   - Bachelors degree and 1 - 2 years of IT related experience
   - Experience in collaborative development of interactive 3D and VR
   graphics applications
   - Experience programming OpenGL application in Unix, Windows, and OSX
   - Experience with advanced graphics programming, including use of CG,
   Cuda, Open-CL, and/or GLSL
   - Experience with visualization of data from one or more physical or
   life sciences disciplines
   - Academic training in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, with
   computer graphics emphasis (advanced degree preferred)
   - Experience collaborating with university scientists on data
   visualization projects
   - Familiarity with latest graphics hardware (shaders, GPGPU)
   - Some exposure to designing and conducting formal usability studies


David Laidlaw, Professor, Brown Computer Science
Box 1910, Providence, RI 02912, CIT 521, +1-401-354-2819
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