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R&D Software Engineer IV

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona

Posting Number: req7194

Department: School of Information

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The R&D Software Engineer IV will take the role of lead developer of software supporting multiple projects funded by DARPA and other agencies in the Machine Learning for Artificial Intelligence Lab. Research in the lab is inherently interdisciplinary and includes active collaboration with diverse researchers in applied science domains. Expected contributions to ongoing projects include supporting original research aimed at developing models and algorithms, software architecture design and contributing to the lab software codebase, contributing to project management, and coordinating software development with postdocs, graduates, and undergraduate students contributing to the lab. Initial focus of the work will be on the development of the Program Analysis pipeline of the AutoMATES system (

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design, implementation and maintenance of multiple large-scale software architectures, contributing to a shared project code base, and including integration of and with other research code from sources outside the lab (other research groups, open source software, etc.).
  • Engage in and promote professional software design practices within the lab, including design, implementation and running of unit tests, code documentation, and code reviews.
  • Support the design and execution of software experiments, including using the UA High Performance Computing facility and other lab HPC resources. These generally include multi-CPU and GPU clusters.
  • Contributing to project management. In some cases, this will include taking on a supervisor role with graduate and undergraduate student projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related field.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research Engineering

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Clayton Morrison

Associate Professor, School of Information

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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