Research Engineer

Company Info

Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Job Details

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Full time, Temporary

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Date Posted: 09/22/2015


RESEARCH ENGINEER, Sea Grant College Program (MITSG), to work with a team of naval architects, electrical and mechanical engineers, and programmers to develop software tools that will be used in the design of ships and ship systems. Will support the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC), which brings together the combined programs and resources of leading electric power research institutions to advance near- to mid-term electric ship concepts. Responsibilities include developing an automated system layout tool that extracts data from the ship design data repository and applies templates to achieve initial arrangements, applies sizing algorithms to necessary components, and employs conflict detection and resolution to adjust arrangements; installing software in S3D (Smart Ship Systems Design), an early-stage system simulation and analysis tool that conducts power-flow level simulations of electrical, piping, and HVAC systems; installing and maintaining, in system-level marine cooling system design (SMCS), a higher-fidelity cooling system design and analysis tool; developing advanced scientific software in hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and high electrical power transmission; developing advanced scientific software in electromagnetic studies for wireless power transmission; and developing advanced scientific software for research in metamaterials.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in computer science; minimum of three years’ C++ programming experience, including graphical user interface design (Qt preferred); familiarity with computer-aided design; strong organizational and communication skills; and experience implementing safeguards when handling confidential information. Experience or familiarity with the agile development model and ability to integrate data generated by collaborators in different geographic locations; familiarity with NoSQL databases and the Apache Hadoop framework; and an interest in cloud application development, specifically back-end development, and relational databases (SQL, PostgreSQL) preferred. Job #12656

Some weekend work and domestic travel required.

U.S. citizenship or green card needed as project requires visits to government buildings with restricted access.

The appointment will run until January 2017 with a possible extension through January 2019.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.


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