Research Computer Engineer – Oceanography
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for
the position of Research Computer Engineer – Oceanography.
Location John C. Stennis Space Center
1020 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529
Division Marine Science
Position Type Staff
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded Yes
Posting Close Date 5 days after posted
Work closely with U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to conduct basic and applied
research to advance the development of data science and machine learning code
applied to computer vision, optical measurements, and unmanned for enhanced
understanding of riverine and coastal environments to solve relevant Navy
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Refine and refactor existing software programs and algorithms to increase efficiency to acquire and process data in situ.
Work in conjunction with a team of researchers to develop new algorithms for analysis of riverine and coastal flows.
Work on multi-institutional research in data science and machine learning
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's in computer or Software Engineering from an accredited college or
university and 2-4 years of experience in a research setting or 6-8 years of
equivalent combination of education, training, experience or internships in a
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of machine learning techniques (e.g., Clustering, Neural Nets
and Deep Learning) applied to littoral environments
Skills in programming and data analysis using languages such as Python and
C++ to support the algorithm development, data processing and
visualization, and interface implementation.
Skills in adapting theory and algorithms across multiple operating system
environments (e.g., MS Windows and Linux)
Knowledge with webpage design (HTML and CSS) along with database
development (PostgreSQL), data processing interfaces using Flask, and
automated report generation
Ability to communicate through written reports, published research
results, and oral presentations.
Demonstrated experience with Google Tensorflow and Keras machine learning
library for ocean science applications.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public
research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in
Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the
Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only
131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high
research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes
experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and
large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only
37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and
music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more
than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of
more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county
in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading
Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next
generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM
competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www. usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with
Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi
encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.