Research Computer Scientist - Heterogeneous Systems Group

The University of Southern California
Arlington, VA
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

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USC's Information 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, 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 based in Arlington, VA. Remote and hybrid work options are available *

The Heterogeneous Systems Group at ISI conducts research at the intersection of computer architecture and high-performance software. The group's specialties span compilers to operating systems, supercomputers to embedded systems. The unifying theme across all these areas is heterogeneity and its impact on systems. We seek highly talented, motivated technical leaders to join our team. This position will lead research in an emerging area of domain-specific compilers and runtime systems. The successful candidate will be collaborative and capable of performing within a small team.

The candidate should embody the following:
  • A resourceful self-starter
  • Capable of successfully navigating through the ambiguities of research
  • Have previously been published at respected conferences and in journals
  • Should be prepared to contribute to, and eventually lead, proposal efforts

Job Qualifications:
  • PhD or MS and equivalent experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • Experience with LLVM compiler internals
  • Experience with embedded systems software development
  • Strong software development experience
  • Ability to evaluate, apply, and mature published research to real-world problems on prototype systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Job Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with RISC-V
  • Familiarity with FPGA-based prototyping and emulation tools
  • Prior experience with bare metal toolchains

The annual base salary range for this position is $148,701 - $174,387. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Doctorate
Minimum Experience: 0-6 months
Minimum Field of Expertise: PhD with demonstrated record of outstanding research contributions and experience. Proven technical proficiency, exceptional creativity, successful collaboration with others, and independent thought. Strong managerial skills. Demonstrated reputation as an emerging leader in field with sustained performance and accomplishment. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize research directions, exert technical leadership, communicate technical ideas, coordinate individual contributions to a research program, and present research plans and results in a manner that will elicit favorable funding actions.
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