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Research Assistant 3, Computer Science & Engineering

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut 06269
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Job Details

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Research Assistant 3 at the Center for Voting Technology.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in the development of complex software systems within the charter of the lab on behalf of the State of Connecticut
  • Leads more junior technical contributors in the variety of tasks ranging from sub-system development, to integration, to testing
  • Collaborates in research and development with faculty and students as appropriate
  • Participates in research and development in evaluating other systems for potential use within the State
  • Document the results of research & development for various target audiences: the University community, the broader public, the State, and the specialist community
  • Interacts with various State agencies (the University, the Secretary of State Office, DAS/BEST) in understanding requirements and obtaining feedback regarding the developed systems
  • Maintains special-purpose software systems

Appointment Terms

This is an 11-month appointment with an end-date of August 22, 2018 with full-benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. B.S. in computer related field and at least two years or related experience
  2. In depth knowledge of several programming languages, including assembly.
  3. Ability to work with assembly code, and especially the binary code.
  4. Experience in integrating/interconnecting various systems
  5. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain software systems
  6. Excellent written skills (as demonstrated by authored specifications and/or publications) and oral skills (as demonstrated by giving presentations)


Preferred Qualifications

  1. Graduate work or academic research and development experience
  2. Published technical reports in a competitive peer-reviewed forum
  3. Accomplishments in the areas of security of computer systems
  4. In depth knowledge of Unix and Unix derivatives
  5. Graduate level coursework in reliability, fault-tolerance, and security
  6. Accomplishments in identifying security and integrity vulnerabilities in electronic voting equipment
  7. Expertise in electronic systems that are used in the elections in the State of Connecticut

To Apply

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017498)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 14, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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