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Software Engineer

Rice University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Engineering, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

As a member of the Rice Wireless team at Rice University in Houston, TX, the Software Engineer will be responsible for developing advanced and high-performance software tools for real-time massive MIMO systems for our wireless projects, such as the RENEW project ( The Engineer will work very closely with the Professors and the Project Lead Engineer and industry collaborators, to architect open-source software targeting next generation wireless systems.

We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and/or work collaboratively in teams comprised of individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building a faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.

Ideal candidates must be able to understand high-level engineering requirements, research and propose solutions, and be able to execute on those solutions for the purpose of supporting scientific research efforts.

This position is hiring at a starting salary between $90,000 and $100,000 per year.

Essential Functions
  • Develops system software for a network of massive MIMO and 5G radio access network ( )
  • Assesses user needs and requirements
  • Designs and develops applications that may involve sophisticated data manipulation
  • Works with a variety of users to gain information, and develop intra-system tradeoffs between different users, as necessary; interacts with a diverse client base and outside vendor contacts
  • Maintains and updates existing programs
  • Troubleshoots and solves technical problems
  • Creates programs to meet reporting and analysis needs
  • Designs and implements user and operations training programs
  • Provides production system support and issue resolution
  • Documents changes in software for end users
  • Follows team software development methodology
  • Serves as technical resource with respect to applications
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a related field
  • Two years of related experience in
    • developing software systems, especially that involves the network stack and distributed systems
    • working with and managing large codebase
    • using the Linux Systems and Programming in Linux Environment
  • Skills Required
    • Current knowledge of latest software and design standards
    • Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications
    • Knowledge of and ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods
    • Ability to recognize and recommend needed changes in user and/or operations procedures
    • Basic knowledge of software engineering principles
    • Strong knowledge of at least one programming language
  • In lieu of the education requirement, additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted
  • MS or PhD is preferred
  • Experience
    • Experience with high-performance software development and strong interest in wireless systems is highly preferred
    • More than one year of experience in wireless stack development, performance measurement and optimization of highly data and task parallel workloads, and experience working with Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Delivery (CD) are preferred
  • Familiarity with x86 architectures and programming FPGAs are preferred
Rice University HR | Benefits

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Current Rice University COVID policies, which include vaccination, face mask, testing, gatherings, occupancy limits, and travel policies can be found here:

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