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Research Software Developer (2 positions)

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Faculty Rank or Job Title Research Software Developer (2 positions)
Job Category: Administrative (exempt/non-exempt)
Department Wright State Research Institute
Equity & Inclusion No.: 17P061
Position FTE


Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate $70,000
Salary Band: UC S05
Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Research Software Developer performs research and technology software development activities in support of WSU/ARC grants and contracts.

Minimum Qualifications

-U.S. citizenship required for this position.
-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline.
- 2 years experience developing software for stand-alone applications or web-based applications and/or web services.
-Excellent applied engineering, problem-solving and computational skills.
-Experience with multiple programming languages such as, Java, C, C++, C#, Python, or others.
-Ability to manage own tasks on multiple (potentially unrelated) projects at a time.

Preferred Qualifications

-Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline.
-Experience in rapid prototyping environment, or agile development environment desired.
-Experience developing mobile applications.
-Experience integrating hardware (such as various kinds of sensors) with existing software applications.
-Experience developing data visualization applications.
-Experience developing data analysis applications.
-Experience developing with JSON, SOAP, REST, and web services.
-Experience with and/or knowledge of D0D organizations and their missions.
-Experience developing software for secure/classified environments.
-Experience developing artificial intelligence applications.
-Experience with Image Generators (e.g. MetaVR, CryEngine, etc.)
-Experience with Matlab or R.

Essential Functions and percent of time:

70% – Develop software to support research and technology development needs.
Actively participate in developing computational system requirements based on project needs, develop algorithm designs based on requirements, rapidly implement algorithm designs into functioning software prototype code; efficiently and effectively document the development process and the results.
25% Design, construct, and configure computer networks focused on supporting research and development environments, as well as production office environments. Be able to work with multiple types of networking equipment (Cisco, etc.) and multiple types of computing equipment (PCs, Apple, Linux, etc. )
5% Participate in project related analyses and evaluation efforts. Support the development of research proposals as needed.

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):
Non-Essential Functions and percent of time:
Working Conditions

Special Contract terms and conditions of employment apply. Length of contract is one year, renewable, contingent upon funding.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations).
Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the human resources website at D

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 03/03/2017
First Consideration Date:
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local Newspapers
    • Other

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References