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CityScope Software Developer, City Science

by Kelley Shepard

June 19, 2017

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Job Description

The City Science group at the MIT Media Lab seeks a researcher to focus on the development of the CityScope platform, and to help coordinate the work of an international team of collaborators. CityScope is a next generation, tangible, augmented reality platform with three primary objectives:

●Visualize and understand the meaning of complex urban data and inter-relationships

●Simulate the impact of multiple urban interventions

●Support decision making in a dynamic, iterative, evidence-based process

CityScope platforms are currently being deployed in Shanghai, Beijing, Helsinki, Hamburg, Cambridge, and Andorra. See: https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/cityscope/overview/.

This is a one-year appointment with possibility of extension based on funding availability and the initiative’s priorities.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include:

●Software development of new CityScope simulation tools, which may include agent based modeling of human behavior, simulation of alternative shared-use mobility modes, building and mobility energy consumption, etc.

●Maintenance and evolution of the CityScope kernel

●Development of an open-source library thematic models

●Database management to store, manipulate, analyze and visualize numerous CityScope datasets

Qualifications

REQUIRED:

●Master's or PhD degree in computer science or related topics

●Experience in the development of one or more of the following:

a. Databases, SQL, OOP (C++ or Java), Android development, Git/SVN tools

b. Data Visualization, HCI, GIS

c. “Proven Github” activity and proficiency in revision control

●Willingness and ability to explore new CityScope capabilities

●Interest in multidisciplinary work, and ability to work productively and creatively with a team

●Proficiency with written and spoken English

●3-5 years of post-graduate experience in respective fields

●Software development skills: OOP in Java, C++, JavaScript or equivalent

●Ability to make independent judgments and strategic decisions

Those who are interested should submit a resume and cover letter referencing job no. 14873 at http://careers.mit.edu; keyword is "Media Lab".

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