The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) is looking for a Software Architect/Senior Engineer Programmer to strengthen its central tech integration group, with 7 years industry experience and is able to design, code, test, and deploy complex, distributed, integrated platforms in support of military simulations and virtual humans research and development.
Provide direction on the overall architecture of our rapidly growing in-house developed R&D platform
Design and develop major new areas and APIs for the platform, including game-engine, local libraries, and cloud-based features
Work with researchers and developers to design, develop, test, and document new systems within the platform
Provide guidance to other research and development groups on how to properly leverage and develop for the platform
Work with designers, artists, researchers and other programmers to stand up, expand and polish Unity-based military prototypes and applications
Create examples, tutorials, and documentation in support of researchers and developers
Resolve technical problems related to Unity, C#, and other tools and operating systems
Work closely with other programmers and artists to solve various design, pipeline and/or programming issues
Preferred skills and experience
Bachelorâs degree in Computer Science or equivalent with a strong background in C#
7+ yearsâ experience in software/game development
The University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) is where academia, entertainment, and the military meet. Located in the heart of Silicon Beach in Playa Vista, no other institute offers a more diverse collaborative environment where basic and applied research work hand-in-hand to transition cutting-edge technologies.
We are world leaders in virtual human research, computer graphics, computer training simulations, learning sciences, body computing, and immersive experiences for decision-making, cultural awareness, leadership and health. ICT employees are encouraged to develop themselves both professionally and personally, through workshops, invited guest talks, movie nights, social events, various sports teams, a private gym and a personal trainer. The atmosphere at ICT is relaxed, informal and flexible, while encouraging initiative, personal responsibility and a high work ethic.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalentMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Relevant work experience providing strong technical knowledge of programming and analysis, and senior or lead experience.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.