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University of Southern California Senior Computer Systems Engineer - DARPA Projects in Waltham, Massachusetts

Senior Computer Systems Engineer - DARPA ProjectsApplyInformation Sciences InstituteWaltham, Massachusetts

USC’sInformation Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the university’s Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced artificial intelligence, information processing, computing, cybersecurity, and communications technologies. ISI’s 400 faculty, professional staff and graduate students carry out extraordinary information sciences research at three distinct locations - Marina Del Rey, CA; Arlington, VA; and Waltham, MA.

This position is located in Waltham (Boston), MA.

ISI seeks a Senior Computer Systems Engineer researcher to join DARPA-funded projects.


  • Applies computer engineering principles in planning, coordinating and executing research and development activities. Contributes to development of state-of-the-art technology. Develops innovative solutions to complex software problems.

  • Performs research in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing.

  • Interacts with peers. Presents at conferences, participates in workshops and collaborates in specific areas of research.

  • Writes technical reports and publishes technical papers and articles.

  • Provides leadership, guidance and direction to more junior staff.

  • Stays informed of new developments and technologies by reading journals and other pertinent publications, maintaining contact with external collaborators, and participating in professional organizations, meetings and seminars.


  • Experience working with graduate students and new research programmers to take research results and turn them into deliverable code

  • Experience with docker

  • Experience with machine learning and natural language processing

  • Experience working with vendors and sponsors

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 7 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of all aspects of computer system hardware and software design and development, laboratory and test procedures and modern system design methodologies. Related industrial experience highly desirable. Excellent understanding of the fundamental concepts of how computing systems are architected, designed, fabricated, tested, and qualified.

REQ20093035 Posted Date: 09/16/2020