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Senior Application Developer
Senior Software Programmer

The Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) program at the Center for Computer-Aided Design University of Iowa is seeking applicants for Software Programmer (Senior Application developer). This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of predictive dynamics code in the SantosTM digital human modeling and simulation environment and management/coordination of software implementation in the SantosTM open architecture environment for the VSR activity. This position will (1) define functionality and specifications and develop software code for predictive dynamic modeling, simulation, and graphic visualization of human motion, for operation in real-time; (2) implement developed predictive dynamics code in the SantosTM digital human modeling and simulation environment, assuring that existing functionality is maintained and new capabilities and enhancements function correctly and at desired level of performance; and (3) test new acquired and developed modeling and simulation software capabilities and assure correcting functioning and compatibility with SantosTM, identify and troubleshoot performance issues, and thoroughly document implemented software capabilities. This position will be a lead software developer position, responsible for project coordination and supervision of graduate student and novice programmers including identifying and assigning tasks, determining computer hardware/software requirements, setting schedules and assessing progress, and assuring outcome achievement in compliance with project/program milestone and deliverable requirements.

A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Management Information Systems with 3-5 years experience (5+ years preferred) in a professional software development position, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must be proficient in C++ and C# programming languages as well as Visual Studio development environment. Experience in development of Windows GUI components, including controls, using Windows Visual Designer required. Proficiency in mathematics applicable to software development required. Demonstrated ability for self-motivation with respect to working in a given architecture and under strict guidelines required. Must be able to work in a team environment. Supervisory experience of other software programmers, strongly preferred. Familiarity with large-scale software development projects using diverse technologies preferred. Experience in software development using 3rd party software capabilities and externals SDKs preferred. Must have demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.

Annual salary: $55,954 to commensurate with experience. Applications for this position must be submitted through the University of Iowa employment website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Reference Personnel Requisition #60706. Applications accepted 03/12/2012 – 03/26/2012. Resume and at least three references required. For additional information contact Prof. Jasbir Arora, Associate Director, CCAD (Voice: 319-335-5658, E-mail: jasbir-arora@uiowa.edu). The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Graduate Student Opportunities

The University of Iowa’s VSR program, within the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD), is seeking graduate students for a variety of research positions.  VSR is a world renowned multi-disciplinary team, with expertise spanning computer science, physiology, engineering, biomechanics, computational mechanics, 3D modeling, and others.   VSR has developed a new kind of virtual human named SantosTM, which continues to grow from cutting edge research and from user-driven product development.  SantosTM is an applied tool for simulating human behavior.  Thus, we model strength, physiology, fatigue, musculoskeletal structures, etc., all with a focus on posture and motion prediction.

This search extends to Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering graduate students with excellent programming skills, a background in dynamics and optimization, experience with computer graphics and real-time simulation, interests in strength and fatigue experiments and data-gathering, and/or experience with motion-capture.  Multiple positions are available, most involving potential work with C and C++, as well as work with the Virtools game engine.  Duties may include software development, real-time 3D game engine scripting, strength and fatigue experiments, and motion-capture studies.  Strong verbal and written English skills are required.  Creativity, the ability to work in a results-oriented group, and the ability to learn independently are also required.
Specific needs are as follows:

  1. Ph.D. candidates with a background in programming, dynamics, and optimization, to develop code for a new approach to dynamic motion prediction
  2. Ph.D. candidates with a background in programming and dynamics/statics, to develop a new code for human posture prediction with applied loads
  3. Ph.D. candidates with a background in programming, controls, AI, and/or human modeling, to continue work with predicting human grasping motion/postures
  4. Ph.D. or M.S. candidates with a background in biomedical engineering, to conduct experimental strength assessments and modeling

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Deborah Hampton (deborah-hampton@uiowa.edu); Center for Computer Aided Design; The University of Iowa; 227 Engineering Research Facility; Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

 

Undergraduate Opportunities

The University of Iowa’s Virtual Soldier Research program, within the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD), is seeking student programmers.  VSR is a world renowned multi-disciplinary team, with expertise spanning computer science, physiology, engineering, biomechanics, computational mechanics, 3D modeling, and others.   VSR has developed a new kind of virtual human named SantosTM, which continues to grow from cutting edge research and from user-driven product development.  SantosTM is an applied tool for simulating human behavior.  Thus, we model strength, physiology, fatigue, musculoskeletal structures, etc., all with a focus on posture and motion prediction.

This search extends to Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering students with excellent programming skills and a knowledge of C++ and C#.  Experience with 3D computer graphics and real-time simulation is desired..  Multiple positions are available..  Duties include implementing mature research, developing new capabilities that leverage existing research, and real-time, 3D interface development.  Good work ethics, commitment, reliability, creativity, the ability to work well alone as well as in a team environment are required, as are strong verbal and written English skills.

 To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Deborah Hampton (deborah-hampton@uiowa.edu); Center for Computer Aided Design; The University of Iowa; 227 Engineering Research Facility; Iowa City, Iowa 52242.