The Senior Research Engineer is part of the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor responsible for engineering and/or software design, implementation, analysis, and maintenance or experimentation. This position assists the Principal Investigator and System Architect with development and maintenance of discipline-specific software systems and/or engineering tools to support project and research goals. Reporting directly to the Principal Investigator, the Senior Research Engineer regularly collaborates with a team including but not limited to Research Engineers, Research Scientists, and System Architects to accomplish project-specific goals.
The Institute for Software Integrated Systems conducts basic and applied research in the area of systems and information science and engineering. Applications of its technology span a wide range of software-intensive systems from small embedded devices, through real-time distributed systems, to globally deployed complex systems. Software is increasingly essential to the functions of these systems, and it is also the primary means of adapting them to their environments and users. Our research interests lie in the theoretical foundations, modeling, design, engineering, and educational aspects of these systems.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with modeling and analysis of discipline-specific engineering problems.
Assist Principal Investigator and/or System Architect with the development and maintenance of discipline-specific software systems and/or engineering tools to support project and research goals.
Perform engineering and/or software design, implementation, analysis, maintenance, or experimentation as directed by Principal Investigator and lead Engineers.
Adhere to existing technical standards and recommend or develop new standards, as applicable.
Prepare technical documentation for work products of project.
Maintain familiarity with and expertise in emerging technologies and techniques related to project and research goals.
Provide Principal Investigator and /or System Architect with accurate documentation of all systems within project research area of direct involvement or responsibility.
Provide Principal Investigator and/or System Architect with data to assist in evaluation of project research direction and progress, providing input on solutions as necessary.
Provide Principal Investigator and /or System Architect with daily documentation of work performed.
Effectively deliver technical progress reports and presentations in written and oral forms to project research staff and faculty.
Communicate regularly, effectively, and professionally with Principal Investigator, System Architect, and research team.
Share research knowledge, product, and processes with Principal Investigator, System Architect, and research team.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
A Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering is necessary.
The following skills are necessary:
Solid, established skills in software system development, modeling, and/or systems engineering
Ability to design, implement, test, document, and maintain software
Practical knowledge of software development tools, programming languages (e.g., C/C++, Java, Python, Matlab, C#, among others), databases, and web technologies, as needed by project.
The following skills are a plus:
Experience with the development of embedded systems
Knowledge of basics of machine learning techniques
Familiarity with the concepts of autonomy and autonomous cyber-physical systems
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of "America's Best Large Employers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).
About Vanderbilt Benefits
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.