Friday, December 20, 2013

Recruiting PhD students at Tufts University Computer Science Department

Why pursue a PhD at Tufts?

We at Tufts CS have embraced the challenge of creating outstanding programs that emphasize both education and research across select areas of computing.  Our research portfolio includes many exciting research projects including ones in Machine Learning, Systems and Programming Languages, Computational/Systems Biology, and Human-Centered computing.

What distinguishes Tufts CS from other programs?

Our research programs are highly interdisciplinary.  Example applications include cataloging periodic stars in sky surveys, developing a robotic wheelchair that can be instructed through dialogue, predicting disease progression in multiple sclerosis patients, developing new in utero therapies to improve cognitive outcomes of fetuses with Down syndrome, and creating adaptive brain-computer interfaces using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Our size facilitates a personalized experience both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  We have a new renovated building and beautiful research spaces.  Our location is hip, right next to Davis Square in Somerville (America's Hippest city!) with easy access to all Boston attractions.

For more information about this program, visit the relevant faculty pages, and engage with one of the professors through email.

Information about applying to our program can be found at:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

EE student needed for energy efficiency - web design project (EE 499)

We have a small project with the UW Center for Commercialization dedicated to the design of high voltage air filtration units, which would clean air more efficiently and also would be more energy-efficient than existing technology. There is a team of several folks, each working on their respective tasks. At this point, we would like to add one person to the team, an undergraduate electrical engineering student, whose task would be to develop a website presenting the technology. The student needs to have some experience in web design (not web programming, simple design), interest in energy efficiency, interest in technology start-ups, some artistic flair, good command of English language, ability to attend weekly meetings, enthusiasm, and time to spend on this project. The student project would start at the beginning of winter quarter. This is not a paid project, it is for credit [EE 499]. Other team members are not paid either. There is some funding, but it is all spend on parts, design, software, and experiments. Project duration can be one quarter, but, hopefully longer, as the project evolves. Once the website is finished, the student would participate in development of technical and business materials for this project.

If interested, please send me your resume, unofficial transcript, and a cover letter (email) reflecting directly on my post:

Software Development Engineer in Test

Digital Control, Inc. is the world’s leading supplier of underground locating and steering products for the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. Digital Control invented, and was first to market, innovative underground guidance technology that allowed contractors to control the pitch angle of the drill head tooling and measure its depth below ground. Since the introduction of this revolutionary technology over 20 years ago, Digital Control has been at the forefront of trenchless technologies that enable the efficient distribution of underground utilities, fiber optic, telecom, gas, sewer and water lines. Our products are used around the world by distribution contractors and are valued for their durable design, ease of use and Digital Control’s uncompromising commitment to customer service.  Our Kent, Washington headquarters is currently seeking a Software Development Engineer in Test to join our innovative engineering team. 

This individual will be an intricate part of the development process, working and coding side by side with software design engineers through the entire product lifecycle. 

As an SDET you will design and write automation software, design and deploy complex test suites and work with stakeholders to improve the quality of our products.  In addition, you’ll drive testability and quality into our architectures and designs, deploy our beta products, and establish and enforce engineering standards across the organization.

We are looking for individuals with strong coding experience in C/C++ and C#.  College graduates with a strong background in programming and desire to learn with good understanding of object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms will be considered, however, they must be able to quickly learn C++, C# and the subtleties of testing software through training and on-the-job experience.  The applicant must be able to work independently with little supervision, yet know when to ask questions and get help.  Applicants must have a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.  Experience with embedded systems, device drivers, networking, hardware and industry test and coding experience and demonstrated feature ownership throughout the complete product lifecycle (test collateral including test plans/specifications, test cases, automation, simulator/test harness development) preferred. 

Our SDET’s write as much (or more) code as our product developers.   SDET designs are as complex and challenging as product designs.  Automation code is held to the same quality bar as product code.  SDET’s peers are software developers and they work as a team to get our products delivered on schedule and with high quality. 

Digital Control Inc. offers an extraordinary work atmosphere surrounded by beautiful plants. We just went through an extensive remodel and have an open work environment that includes dogs working happily next to their owners and a loft-space for employees to unwind (Xbox Kinect, ping pong and foosball!).
Our outstanding insurance benefits include comprehensive medical and dental with orthodontia; short-term/long-term disability benefits; and life insurance for you and your eligible dependents or eligible domestic partner. In order to help you meet your long term financial goals, DCI has a generous 401(k) matching program and Roth 401(k).   Other benefits include: discretionary quarterly bonuses, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurance, healthcare and dependent-care flexible spending accounts, paid time off, paid holidays (including the 5th of July), wellness programs (where we get a little competitive from time-to-time and have some fun). Commuter benefits, professional development, employee assistance program, catered lunches, car washes, summer picnics, holiday parties and more!
We are committed to providing a benefit plan that is at the top of our industry.  This plan puts employees first in order to encourage a healthy work/life balance.

If interested in working with a warm group of fun and creative people, please e-mail your resume to HR Manager at 

Learn more about Digital Control at

Monday, December 16, 2013

Neptune.IO – Software Engineer Intern (Winter, Spring and Summer – 2014) is a Software-as-a-Service platform that auto-remediates your IT monitoring alerts. Neptune sits on top of existing monitoring systems such as Amazon Cloud Watch, and NewRelic and takes automated actions when alerts come, thus improving DevOps productivity and saving costs.

More info at: 

We know you already have offers from large companies, but… the best way to launch a startup is to take part in a top-notch startup and learn it all first hand! Currently, we are on a mission to build an amazing platform for developers. Come join us!

·         Expert software development & debugging skills with JAVA
·         Good knowledge of Unix/Linux
·         Knowledge of distributed systems; preferably experience in building/scaling web services
  • Experience with AWS EC2, AWS S3, DynamoDB is a plus.
·         Team player - works well in collaborative situations & startup environments
·         Most important of all, you enjoy being part of bootstrapping a startup from ground-up.

·         You churn out solid JAVA code at an amazing speed!
·         Integrate Neptune with web service provides such as AWS & NewRelic.
·         Diagnose and debug complex issues.

_What you'll get from us_
·         Opportunity to work with a top-notch technical team (ex-Amazon) that has built and launched services such as Amazon S3 and DynamoDB.
·         Be a part of agile team that is building scalable web service platform from the ground up.
·         Learn what’s involved in launching a startup or get great experience from a solid team.

You will learn so much so fast that you truly become a rockstar developer. We try to stay agile & nimble and have a high hiring bar.

Please reach out to for any questions.

Teach for America Application Deadline and December Webinars


Fourth Application Deadline: Friday, January 24
Learn how to apply and review the application timeline here.
Start your application here!

Online Application Webinars over winter break
Option 1 – Thursday, December 19 at 10:00 AM
Option 2 – Thursday, January 2 at 1:00 PM
Register here and mark your calendars!

Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America.  These leaders start their paths as corps members who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need communities and help students make the academic progress that expands their opportunities.  Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.

The Basics and Benefits:
·         All academic majors and backgrounds accepted
·         Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 48 regions
·         All grade levels (preK-12) and subjects including ELL and SpEd
·         Salary ranging from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits
·         Possible Americorps Education Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance
·         Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching
·         Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact

For additional information, explore our website and youtube channel or contact Katherine Kleitsch at