Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mobile Software Engineer – Samsung R&D Lab, Bellevue, WA

Samsung R&D Lab in Bellevue, WA is looking for talented Mobile Software Engineers for supporting Samsung’s mobile product commercialization and advanced R&D innovations.

Established in June 2011 as a local lab of Samsung R&D, the lab owns design, implementation and commercialization of a number of carrier features, carrier applications and services integration, advanced network technologies enablement, as well as advanced R&D incubation with carriers and Samsung partners. Due to the huge success of Samsung devices, the lab urgently needs more mobile software engineers who are passionate about mobile technologies, and want to work on some of the greatest mobile devices in the world.

Depending on the experience and technical skills, a mobile software engineer with the lab will be deeply involved in design, implementation and commercialization of specific features on Android/Windows Phone, or will be working on carrier applications and services integration, debugging, and on communication with carriers and 3rd parties. 

A mobile software engineer may also take on challenges to understand and implement advanced cellular network technologies such as VoLTE, IMS, and RCS on device side, or focus on leveraging emerging mobile technologies in new frontiers of mobile space to create next generation user experience across Samsung products.

Please note this is a generic job description of the lab. Project assignment will be made based on candidate’s expertise and interest after a hiring decision is made.

Job Duties

  • Work with carriers, product management teams, and Samsung HQ R&D to commercialize required software features and resolve any critical issues in the process of device commercialization.
  • Android engineer: design, implement, test, and maintain Android application and Android system/framework features. Perform root cause analysis of issues in carrier applications and services.
  • Windows Phone engineer: perform root cause analysis of Windows Phone system level issues, as well as building system level features.
  • Senior engineers are required to conduct advanced R&D by identifying and prototyping advanced software features and innovations on next generation mobile devices.

For industry candidates

  • Required to have at least 2 years of work experience on Android or Windows Phone. This is NOT required for college candidates.
  • Candidates with demonstrable expertise in Android framework or with development experience with phone OEMs will be given preference.
  • Must have developed one or two non-trivial Android/Windows Phone/iOS applications in the recent past. Candidates who have apps published in app stores are preferred.
  • Strong sense of project ownership required. Self-motivated and comfortable to learn and solve complicated problems in new technical areas under pressure.

For fresh student:

  • Fluent in Java and C/C++ programming. Expertise with object-oriented design and development mandatory.
  • Willing to learn Android quickly and take challenges.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundamentals of computer science – operating systems, data structures, algorithms, and IP networking concept–is mandatory.
  • Any experience on SIP, IMS, RCS, VoIP, messaging, GUI, cloud, security, sensors, automation, arduino, image processing, video, graphics, etc. will be a plus.
  • Minimally Bachelor’s degree in CS or EE is required; MS CS/EE preferred.

Contact: Please send email to Dr. Pei Zheng (, Head of Samsung R&D Lab, Bellevue, WA, if you are interested.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Deadline for AfterCollege Scholarships is Coming Up on Monday, June 30th.

Currently enrolled EE students are eligible for the following scholarships:

NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to students working toward a degree in Electrical Engineering.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
$1,000 - Open to students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study.

AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship 
$500 - Open to students working toward a degree in any field of engineering.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
$1,000 - Open to students of all majors.
Recipients are chosen based on a brief rèsumè-style personal statement and the content of their profile, such as honors, skills, volunteer and/or work experience, etc. Find out How To Make A Ridiculously Good Looking AfterCollege Profile on our blog.

Please contact with any questions. Best of Luck!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer 2014 courses at the Evans School of Public Affairs - space available

There is still space available in the classes listed below.  Additional details are available at the time schedule website.

4-Credit Courses:
595A: Public Policy Challenges of Managing Technology
Instructor: Bryan Zetlen
A-term, T, Th 4:10-7:30pm
Description: Technology evolves much as living beings do. And for the same basic reasons, survival, competition, supremacy. The Roman poet Juvenal asked
uis custodiet ipsos custodes? ‘Who guards the guards?’ We ask who guards and manages our many technologies. How do we do this and whose ultimate interests are best served by technology? As managers and guardians of public policy, we are responsible for deriving the maximum social benefit from technologies. To do this we must understand the nature, potential for good, and for harm of every change in every technology.

PBAF 599A: Budgeting and Finance: An International Context
Instructor: Ken Smith
Full-term, T 5:30-8:30
Description: The purpose of this course is to improve the ability of students to assist public managers and policy makers with international budgeting and financial management issues. 
The course has three modules consisting of: a) a review of budgeting and financial management concepts and tools, b) an analysis of international institutions focused on budget and finance and c) an application of the concepts, tools and institutions to the policy makers and public managers in international governmental and nonprofit organizations.

1-Credit Skills Workshops
PBAF 598A: Board Management
Instructor: Ruth Bernstein
B-Term, Th 4:10-7:30pm
***Meets 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, and 8/14 only***
Description: The board of directors is the governing body of every nonprofit organization. This unique governing body is positioned on the boundary between the organization and its external environment that may be viewed as an open system with porous boundaries. Board members’ inward-looking role requires them to fulfill fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of the membership or society. Their outward-looking role includes meeting responsibilities to the organization itself and advancing its interests to the stockholders and community. In this workshop we will focus primarily on the governance of nonprofits by examining the processes and structures that guide nonprofit boards of directors in pursuing mission achievement. To achieve this goal we will address the following:
1.      Board governance: What is it? Why does it matter?
2.      Board Members: Who are they? How do you get them? What should they be doing?
3.      Board Processes and Behaviors
4.      Board Governance Structures and Relationships
5.      Collaborative Governance
6.      Board Performance

PBAF 598B: Project Management in the Public Sector
Instructor: Christina Maiers
A-Term, T & Th 5:20-6:50pm
*** Meets Jun 24 & 26, July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17 only ***
Description: This skills workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of managing projects in the public sector.  This course covers all aspects of project management - initiating, planning, managing, executing and closing out a project.   This workshop will provide hands-on experience in scoping, planning and managing projects, as well as discuss real world examples provided by guest speakers that have experience managing projects in the public sector.   This skills workshop follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) approach to project management.

PBAF 598C: Strategic Planning Through Implementation
Instructor: Ruth Johnston
Full term, M 3:30-6:20pm
***Meets July 7, 14, 21, and 28 only***
Description: This interactive one credit class will introduce the concepts of strategic planning, leader and member roles, how to do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities Threats) analysis, construct a strategic map (mission, vision, values, strategic goals), create action plans and metrics to achieve the goals, and how to lead change. The class will be divided into working teams who will create a set of deliverables to present to the class at the conclusion.

Seeking math/science high school teacher $45+/hour, 7-8 hours/week

We are a newly established small private Jewish girls school located in the George Town neighborhood of Seattle.
We are looking to inspire our girls in math and science and was wondering if you would be interested in interviewing for a part time math/science teacher.  This is an excellent opportunity to earn additional income in a meaningful way.
We employed a part time post-doc last year with great success.  However that position is now vacant as the post-doc is moving out of state.  We are offering an hourly rate of $45/hr and are willing to work around your schedule.
Please respond to this email if you would like further information about the job or about our school: Derech Emunah (