[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Research Engineer at the NYU VIDA

Claudio Silva csilva at nyu.edu
Tue May 11 04:25:07 CEST 2021

The NYU Visualization, Imaging and Data Analysis (VIDA) Center invites
applications for a Research Engineer position. The VIDA lab, part of NYU’s
Tandon School of Engineering, is located on new state-of-the-art facilities
on the 11th floor of 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY. VIDA is known for its
high-quality visualization research. Our lab has a strong tradition in the
development of open-source tools, having led and/or contributed to a number
of high profile and widely used open-source tools.

This position is part of our efforts in the OpenSpace project. OpenSpace is
an open source, non-commercial, and freely available interactive data
visualization software designed to visualize the entire known universe and
portray our ongoing efforts to investigate the cosmos. The development of
OpenSpace is an active collaboration with the American Museum of Natural
History, Linköping University, and the University of Utah funded by NASA.


The successful candidate will: contribute to OpenSpace design and
development; work to release OpenSpace as open source, and help to build a
community around the software; meet with potential collaborators to clarify
goals, identify collaboration opportunities; advance long-term
collaborations around OpenSpace with established partners through joint
research engagements; publish results in appropriate venues, jointly with
other project members; and develop best practices and case studies with
OpenSpace technologies, and documentation for the OpenSpace software.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor of Science in computer science (or related field) with emphasis
in visualization and computer graphics.
- Highly proficient in C++ programming
- Proven experience in building reusable code and libraries for future use
- Evidence of an ability to work as part of a distributed team
- Being self-motivated and having good organizational and communication
skills is essential

Preferred technical skills:

- Master of Science in computer science
- 3D graphics: 3D graphics for real time, interactive 3D graphics
- Graphics API: OpenGL, GLSL
- Programming languages : C++, C, Lua, JavaScript (React), Python
- GPU programming for visual effects
- Experience in GUI development using Qt technologies
- Familiarity with high-quality software practice (test-driven development,
documentation, software review processes, and cross-platform support)

Application Instructions

Please apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/87047

Please include copy of:

- CV
- Cover letter
- List of 2-3 professional references

If you have any questions, please contact Claudio Silva, csilva at nyu.edu.

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