Assistant In Research Software Development

Orlando, Florida
Sep 07, 2023
Nov 06, 2023

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The Opportunity

The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) at the University of Central Florida's (UCF) School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training invites applications for the position of assistant in Research Software Development. This is a contracts and grants (C&G) funded position with the U.S. Army as the current primary sponsor. IST is a leader in providing cutting-edge training technologies that span the Mixed Reality Paradigm. The qualified candidate will have opportunities to work with advanced head-mounted displays, develop dynamic training applications on a variety of platforms, and participate in a rapid-paced, production-oriented team environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

The position requires a master's degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline and two years of related professional experience, or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline and three years of related professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degrees in computer science or computer engineering are preferred, but applicants from other disciplines that associates with modeling and simulation will be considered.

Strong applicants will have experience in at least four of the following areas:

  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality concepts.

  • Artificial Intelligence - working knowledge of Unity's ML Agents.

  • Objective C/C++/Java software language.

  • Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.

  • Mobile platform application development (Android and IOS).

  • Commercial game engines such as Unity and Unreal.

  • Familiar with working with and creating geo-specific terrain.

  • Embedded software design and development (Arduino).

  • Visual development environments: IntellilJ, XCode, Visual Studio, QT creator, Eclipse, and Mono Develop.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references .

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to: Naya Ramirez, Search Committee Manager, at .

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

This is a full-time position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding. U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain a security clearance is required due to job location.

Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees' on the UCF Human Resources website (

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) - EG Operations

Work Schedule

Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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