Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USCâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the worldâs largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses:Â one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.
*This position is located in Arlington, VA.*
ISI is home to nearly 250 researchers in a variety of fields, including computational systems and technology, artificial intelligence, and networking, who carry out world-class research in a collaborative, academic environment. ISI scientists have the opportunity to spend the majority of their time doing the research they love. Projects are critically accelerated by research programmers and Ph.D. and M.S. students.
ISI is looking for highly talented and motivated researchers with demonstrated expertise in high performance computing and I/O optimization to join a team developing state-of-the-art high performance cloud and big data systems.Â
PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
Experience in performance tuning and optimization with a preferred emphasis on high performance storage
Knowledge of systems and familiarity with operating systems internals
Good written and oral skills will be necessary to compose technical reports, write peer-reviewed papers, and deliver presentations to sponsors and academic audiences
Highly self-motivated, able to set goals, coordinate with teammates, and work semi-autonomously
The selected applicant must obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information eligibility and access. Per U.S. government regulations, eligibility for this clearance requires U.S. citizenship.
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 educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of research processes and computer science.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.