Friday, February 25, 2011

Student Employment Opportunity in the UW Information Technology Service Center

The UW Information Technology Service Center is currently hiring for training beginning March 21, 2011. We are looking for students with a passion for technology and helping others, to provide customer support for over 80,000 University of Washington students, staff, faculty, and affiliated customers. We provide tier-one computing and communications support answering technical questions, assisting with account administration, and routing callers to University departments, faculty, and staff.

Students should have a desire to work with people of diverse backgrounds, be able to analyze, diagnose, and troubleshoot simple to complex technical computing issues as well as be able to solve problems on their own.

Student employees provide first-level support via phone, email, and in person for University systems.

Gain Experience:
Students build customer service, technical, and computing experience in a professional office environment. Opportunities are available to gain leadership experience, expand programming skills, and work on projects to enhance their resume or portfolio. After graduating, several of our student employees have become employed by highly competitive companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and the University of Washington.

We offer flexible scheduling where students are able to work 12 to 19.5 hours a week while in class. During the summer quarter and quarter breaks, students are able to work up to 40 hours per week.

Location/Office Hours:
Our office is located at the UW Tower on the corner of NE 45th Street and Brooklyn Avenue NE. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 8 pm.

Online Applications:
Applications are accepted year-round via our online application. No phone calls please.

To view the full job description and submit an application online, please visit:

EE Job Opportunities

Below are the current EE Engineering Co-op job opportunities available to
you this week. Apply for these jobs by logging into your eRecruiting
account (yes, you do have one!)

Take note... VMWARE has extended their application deadlines to THURSDAY,

In response to few students who have expressed concern (thank you for
communicating your concern), I want to reassure you that you shouldn't be
intimidated by the advanced skills & qualifications listed in job
descriptions. Employers recognize this may be the first time you are
gaining engineering work experience. The skills & qualifications employers
communicate to us are ideal, but other factors such as personality,
motivation, interest in the company, etc. are just as valuable. So, if
you're interested in applying for a position, don't hesitate to apply. Just
do it.

If you need assistance with resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc., the
Co-op adviser, Ana Wieman, is a great resource you can utilize. Feel free
to contact her (
Don't miss out on your opportunities to apply!
-Roy (

Co-op - Applications Engineer Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.

Co-op - Cloud Platform Engineering Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.

Co-op - Quality Assurance Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.

Co-op - Systems Engineering Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.

Software Engineering Co-ops - Philips Healthcare - Bothell, WA (5 openings)
| Philips

Systems Engineering Co-op | Philips

Statistical Programming Co-op (Seattle, WA) | TIBCO Software, Inc.

Statistical Programming Co-op (Internship) | TIBCO Software, Inc.

Co-op - User Experience/User Interface Engineering Opportunities at VMware |
VMware Inc.

Engineering Co-op Position | Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

Co-op - Technical Writer Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.

Flight Controls Systems Engineering Co-op (Multiple positions available ~
Open Until Filled) | Honeywell

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Apple Co-op Opportunity

Title: System Performance Co-Op/Internship

Timeframe: Immediate full-time co-op/internship opening. March to September 2011 availability REQUIRED. Please do not apply if you are not available during the Spring and Summer quarters.

Eligibility: Applicants MUST maintain student status for the duration of the internship.

To Apply: Please email resume to and reference "System Performance."


A system performance intern will use existing performance tools and benchmarks to analyze the performance of prototype and production Apple systems as well as directed sensitivity analysis and performance characterization of new and existing performance tests. The intern will debug, isolate, and root cause, any performance issues found in the analysis, sensitivity, and characterization work. The intern will identify bottlenecks and areas for improvement, work with teams on those improvements, and effectively report results. The performance intern will also assist in the definition of new performance tests, tools, and workloads.

The job will entail interaction with in-house and third party development groups as well as QA groups. The intern will support the use of existing automation environments and will assist in integrating new internally and externally developed benchmarks, applications, analysis and profiling tools used for analyzing hardware and software performance and isolating bottlenecks. The intern will also help maintain, expand, and develop new performance tools and test infrastructure for the group. The key to this position is will be an innate curiosity and ability to communicate findings from analysis and characterization activities.

The intern should possess a good working knowledge of modern CPU and GPU architectures as well as modern operating systems. Advanced scripting and software development skills are a big plus. Experience with performance measurement and benchmarking is also a big plus.

Successful candidates will be self-motivated, hard working, and have a proven track record of getting the job done. An innate sense of curiosity and the ability to learn quickly are essential to success in this position. A methodical and structured approach to performance analysis is a must. Good communication, teamwork, and organizational skills are also a must.


• Academic and/or employment experience in hardware/software development.
• Skilled at writing automation test code and scripting in Mac OS X (Applescript, python, perl, shell, TCL, expect, PHP, C, C++, Obj-C, etc.).
• Knowledge of CPU and systems architecture is required.
• Previous experience in performance measurement is highly desired.
• Knowledge of software development fundamentals, and operating system fundamentals is desirable.


Currently enrolled in BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field required.

What Feynman, Kuhn and Popper Could Teach Congress and Vice-Versa

with Brian Baird, Ph.D.

Hosted by The Forum on Science Ethics and Policy

The Hon. Brian Baird, Ph.D. is a recent six term member of Congress, a social scientist, and a licensed psychologist. In the United States House of Representatives, Baird focused on science and technology, energy, health care, oceans, foreign policy, fiscal discipline and Congressional integrity. From his research training, Baird brings a strong science methodology and statistical knowledge with a focus on applied, real-world problems.

Baird joins FOSEP to discuss the ways in which science is incorporated at the congressional level, and the challenges of science policies in congress.

Seminar, Tuesday, March 1st, 3:30 PM in Physics Astronomy Auditorium room A118
Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served at 3pm.

Discussion, Tuesday, March 1st, 5:00 PM in Physics Astronomy Auditorium room A214
(limited to graduate students and post-docs)
Pizza will be served.

Tweet us @UW_FOSEP and visit

UW Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

The UW Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be on May 20, 2011, 12-5pm. Deadline to apply is February 25, 2011.

Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate! You may apply to present a poster or an oral presentation. We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations.

Application and information (including workshops and practice sessions to help you prepare a stellar presentation) available at:

Questions? Contact URP Staff => I 120 MGH l 206.543.4282

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

eScience Open Mic: Central Support for Research Computing: Hyak, lolo, and other skookum topics, Tuesday March 1st, 4-5pm-with Pizza!

Date: March 01, 2011 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Electrical Engineering 303, University of Washington, Seattle Campus
Pizza and drinks will be provided

Over the last year the eScience Institute has partnered with UW-IT and several departments and colleges to create a suite of services devoted to the support of research computing at UW. Chance Reschke from the UW eScience Institute will lead a discussion of these offerings, including how they can help you avoid the hassle of building and managing your own systems while improving performance, enhancing functionality, and reducing costs. The systems to be discussed include:

Hyak A scalable cluster compute platform for calculation and data analysis
lolo A scalable storage service for collaboration and archives

This is your chance to let us hear about your experiences and wish lists.

Read more at:

Internship Fair today: please note update to time

A reminder about today's Internship Fair - don't miss this chance to interact with a great group of companies and organizations looking to hire UW interns!

PLEASE NOTE that the fair is being shortened to 2:30-4:30pm, due to the weather. We encourage you to attend close to the start-time of the fair, if possible.

Internship Fair
February 23rd, 2011
2:30-4:30pm, Mary Gates Hall Commons

More than 40 employers from a variety of industries will be on-hand to meet with students to discuss internship opportunities available with their organizations. Recruiters will be seeking candidates from a wide range of majors and programs. The one thing they'll have in common? They're looking to hire Huskies.

For a complete list of participating employers, as well as tips on how to prepare, please visit .

All University of Washington students are welcome. Questions? Contact

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Student office assistant opening in Astronomy

The Department of Astronomy is currently seeking a student office assistant. The ideal candidate would be available to start the job for spring quarter, continue working through the summer and into the next academic year.

~10 hrs/week during academic quarters
Up to 19.5 hrs/week during breaks and summer depending on project availability
$9.50-$10/hr depending on experience
Flexible work schedule within the hours of M-F 8am-5pm with occasional evening or weekend hours available

Duties and Responsibilities:
Administrative duties include reception, data entry, filing and other clerical support. Specifically involves working in the following areas:

• Disseminating information, scheduling, office supply orders, photocopying
• Assist with event planning: menus/catering, venue reservations, confirmations
• Updating databases & website
• Cover front desk
• Correspondence, including mail merges, mail preparation and distribution
• Preparing & updating bulletin boards, run errands
• Assisting with classroom setup
• Other administrative duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to work well both as a member of a small team and independently; good work habits; creative problem solving skills and attention to detail; ability to follow through; customer service; ability to keep a job schedule.
Skills Required: Experience in use of office equipment such as fax, phones and copy machines; good communication skills, and ability using the Web to search for information.
Desirable: Knowledge of UW administrative procedures; computer proficiency with MS Office: Access, Word and Excel.

Educational Benefits:
Work with public, faculty, staff, and a diverse student population in an academic office setting will provide a broad base of both professional and personal experience. Experience in applying computer usage skills in administrative environment and learning administrative skills will build capacity for future professional development.

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the tasks and information the student is exposed to, we are seeking non-Astronomy and non-Physics majors for this position.

To apply: email your resume to with "student office assistant" in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 1 by 3pm.

Questions can be directed to