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Department of Computer Science

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Student Research Programmer

The Laboratory for Computer Science Research (LCSR) is currently looking for a Student Research Programmer.  This position will be directed in the development, maintenance, testings, documentation and cleanup of applications using various technologies. This a programming positions. This work is for the benefit of the Department of Computer Science (DCS) at Rutgers University and the Department of Linguistics at Boston University.

Multiple openings available.

Positions will join one of two different research teams working on technology unique projects.  See below for project qualifications.  When applying, please indicate which project one is applying for, or both. 

Starting: As Soon As Possible.  Must be able to work FALL 2020 and SPRING 2021.

Hours: Available hours to work are 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday. 12-20 hours of work per week are required during the school semester. 20-40 hours of work per week are available during the holidays, winter and summer breaks.

Wage: Between $15-20/hr depending on skill set.

To Apply: See Below.

Project: SignStream

SignStream is a Java Desktop Application used in American Sign Language Research for video annotation and analysis.  Details of this tool may be found here.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must know Java
  • Eclipse
  • Mac and Linux Development Environments
  • Understanding of Object Oriented Programming

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Java Swing, JavaFX, Java XML DOM
  • Git
  • XML, CSV
  • BASH
  • Video and Audio formats and tools (ffmpeg, for example)
  • AppleScript
  • SOA, OOA/D
  • Understanding of networking, networking protocols and architectures
  • Docker

Project: ASL Training

The ASL Training tool is a web based application used to teach individuals in American Sign Language by demonstrating language, recording a participant repeating that language, analyzing that replication, and providing feedback.  This is a new application.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience using an Object Oriented Programming Language
  • Web Development and Front End Programming
  • Code version control and workflow
  • Development in a Linux OS environment
  • A Plus
    • Experience with a backend framework
    • Experience with a database

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PHP, Python, Java, NodeJS
  • Web Frameworks and Toolkits, Laravel, Rails, Zend, Django, Spring Boot, Foundation, Bootstrap
  • Git/Github for source code version control and collaboration
  • Javascript, jQuery, AJAX
  • MySQL Database and SQL
  • Video formats and tools
  • Experience with Apache, Docker
  • XML and JSON
  • SOA, OOA/D
  • BASH Shell Scripting

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Play an important role in the ongoing design, development, testing, maintenance, and support of applications
  • Applications are related to involving American Sign Language research
  • Feature and Bug Issue Tracking
  • Participating in Code Reviews and other Meetings
  • Debugging, enhancing, optimizing and refactoring pre-existing code
  • User Interface and Experience Design
  • Documentation
  • Much, much, more…

Currently, work will be performed remotely.  You must have the ability to do so by providing your own computing equipment and internet connection in order to connect to the on-site work resources.  You must have the ability to video conference.  You must have a distraction free physical environment to perform your work.  

If Rutgers offices re-open in the future, applicants who can work in our offices on Busch Campus will be preferred.

Applicants must be enrolled at Rutgers University during the Fall or Spring Semester. Preferential treatment will be given to individuals with one or more years left of education, but all grade levels are welcome to apply. Both Undergraduate and Graduate students welcome.

How to Apply:

TO APPLY please email and include the following:

  • The positions and project(s) you want to be considered for.
  • A brief (1-2 paragraph) description of yourself, including an answer to why you would like this particular position.
  • When is your graduation month and year.
  • If Rutgers offices reopen in the future, will you be able to come to work on Campus in Piscataway?
  • Any references to work performed including URL(s) currently accessible on the internet where web pages and applications developed and published by you can be found. This should be similar to an on-line portfolio and demonstrate your work.
  • Attach your resume to the email.

If you have further questions about the position email  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT CORE 219.

Rutgers subscribes to the value of academic diversity and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Rutgers is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.