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Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience -- Manager of IT

Posted May 4th, 2017

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is seeking an important addition to the new museum team. Please share this opportunity with any candidates or graduating students you may consider qualified and interested. Thank you for your support.

MANAGER OF IT/AV AND INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS

Overview / Summary

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) will be a world-class facility highlighting Mississippi artists and celebrating the contributions of arts and entertainment entrepreneurs in every artistic discipline. The MAX will open in April 2018. It will include cutting-edge digital interactives, mobile experiences, and films. Various hardware devices, screen types, and output formats will be used in the museum.

The Manager of AV and Interactive Systems (MAVIS) position will be two-fold. During design and installation, the MAVIS will work with the exhibition design firm, AV Designer, and AV Integrator, to learn and understand the reasons behind equipment and configuration choices. The MAVIS will help to facilitate a smooth installation by learning how to troubleshoot and assisting in troubleshooting during the installation and configuration of the interactive experiences.  Post launch, the MAVIS will provide eyes on the ground to help identify any issues with the digital interactives, and provide first line of defense troubleshooting when an issue occurs. If unable to resolve problems, the MAVIS will need to be able to isolate the issue and determine who the appropriate party will be to remedy the issue. In addition to troubleshooting, the MAVIS will be part of planning scheduled maintenance, and as needed, planning future equipment upgrades. Ideally, the MAVIS will have experience using CMS systems and can help in updating and refreshing museum content.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a facilitator between the internal MAX staff, exhibit design firm, AV designer, and AV
  • Study and understand design decisions around all digital interactives and related AV equipment
  • Act as a troubleshooter for digital interactives, isolating issues to subsystems and specific equipment, so that the appropriate group can be contacted for support when the issue cannot be resolved in house
  • Take long term responsibility for the maintenance of all systems supporting interactive experiences, including long-term maintenance plans
  • Coordinate with IT staff as needed to ensure compliance of computer equipment and networks
  • General IT maintenance of museum administrative computer system
  • AV equipment setup for special events held in the museum
  • Dependent on Candidate Background
  • CMS System and updatability
  • Aid in the adding of new content and management of existing content

Qualifications and Experience

  • Four-year degree preferred but not required
  • Experience in the deployment of complex AV systems, either from a design, management, or hands on standpoint
  • Troubleshooting experience with computer networks, AV equipment, and digital interactives
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in various aspects of digital interactive/museum technologies
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have ability to accurately track and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Skills and AbilitiesFamiliarity with OS X and Windows, ideally working knowledge of both
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex digital experiences
  • Network level troubleshooting
  • Equipment troubleshooting
  • Basic application level troubleshooting (restarting application, checking logs, etc.)
  • Ability to logically break down complex problems and troubleshoot them in a methodical manner

How to apply: Interested candidate should send a cover letter and resume via email to alyssa@msarts.org.

Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience

2118 Front Street

Meridian, MS 39301

PO Box 39302

Phone 601.581.1550


Quip -- Diversity Scholarship

Posted April 11th, 2017

At Quip, we emphasize building a company that prioritizes work-life balance, inclusivity, and diversity. Part of it is culture, part of it is hiring, and part of it is community outreach. With this program, we hope to have an impact beyond our team, and do a small part to encourage students getting started in computer science, with these values in mind.

That’s how it all started, and it’s the main reason why we will continue to do it. But there’s another motivating factor for the Quip team too — the impact it has on us, in the Quip office. For 2016’s scholarship, more than half our engineering team was involved in reading applications, meeting the applicants, and answering questions. Even our co-founders, Bret and Kevin, met with candidates to answer questions and talk about engineering. So many incredible, deserving students applied, and our only regret was not being able to make an impact for every single one of them.

How it works

The Quip team will choose 10 recipients — 5 winners and 5 runners-up — to visit our office in San Francisco for a full day of learning, mentorship, and meeting the team (all expenses paid). At the end, each scholarship winner will receive $5,000 and each runner-up will receive $1,000 toward their education.

We're looking for applicants who:

Are part of a group that has been historically underrepresented in STEM (including but not limited to students who are: Women; Black, LatinX, American Indian, LGBTQ+, first-generation, and/or people with disabilities)

Have demonstrated interest or declaration of studying computer science or a related field.

Are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or masters student in the U.S. or Canada, graduating in 2018 or later.

If this sounds like you, please apply!

Applications are due on Sunday, April 16 at 11:59pm PDT.

More information available here:  https://salesforce.quip.com/blog/2017-quip-diversity-scholarship


Proteus Technologies -- Computer Engineer/Entry Level

Posted March 31st, 2017

Proteus Technologies is a consulting company with an emphasis in acoustic instrumentation. Looking for energetic self-starter just entering the job market or with some experience to assist in the development of embedded oceanographic data acquistion systems.

Location: Slidell, LA

Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics

Skill Requirements:

  • Proficiency in software development
  • Strong Verilog or VHDL background
  • C and C++ in Linux and Windows environments
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to perform work off-site at sea (physical exam required)
  • Ability to obtain US security clearance

To apply, contact Sean Griffin at 985-231-2222 or sean@proteustechnology.com. For more company details, visit www.proteustechnology.com.


Grammer Industries -- IT Specialist/Plant IT

Posted March 24nd, 2017

Grammer Industries, located in Shannon MS, is recruiting recent and upcoming graduates for an IT Specialist position. The position will report to the IT Coordinator.

Primary Duties:

  • Continuous improvement in processes and equipment
  • Work with NAM IT to create and implement IT standards for hardware, operations, procedures and software
  • Work to achieve 100% compliance with NAM and Central IT standards
  • Communicate NAM and Central IT standards to end users
  • Take part in regular communication with NAM IT
  • Work with NAM IT to test and implement new technology within the plant
  • Monitor and maintain LAN and WAN connectivity within the Plant
  • Work to eliminate non-SAP IT systems where possible
  • Training and support within the plant
  • Maintain, install, configure and support desktop hardware and software in the plant
  • Maintain, install, configure and support audio visual equipment
  • Maintain a database of current and past support issues
  • Work off-shifts as needed to provide support, training, or system maintenance  
  • Assist visitors from other Grammer plant locations
  • Assist end users in emergency situations; may require nights, weekends and holidays
  • Work with all departments to maintain and support application software
  • Maintain and monitor compliance with Licensing and Software/Hardware usage policies
  • Maintain system backups in compliance with IT Policies
  • Install, configure and maintain Core LAN hardware and software in cooperation with NAM IT
  • Maintain, setup and configure all LAN attached equipment (printers. Copiers, faxes, etc…)
  • Prepare annual IT budget in cooperation with Plant Management and NAM IT
  • System maintenance, troubleshooting and configuration
  • Maintain telecommunications equipment within the Plant

Other responsibilities as required by management and or business operations.

Education:

  • High School Diploma
  • Associates Degree or equivalent training/experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Cisco switches and/or routers
  • Microsoft Office
  • Windows 2000/XP
  • Familiar with and able to trouble-shoot Windows 2000/XP, Printers, Desktop computers, remote access, PDA’s, smart phones and network connectivity
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Sallary: $45k - $50k

How to Apply:

Send resumes to Minnie Hightower, HR Manager, Grammer Inc, 231 Laney Rd, Shannon, MS 38868, 662-678-3289, minnie.hightower@grammer.com

  


Temple University -- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Posted March 22nd, 2017

NEW application deadline — Friday March 31st, 5PM EST.

Temple University invites applications from STEM Discipline UG Students for NSF Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU): Summer 2017. 

REU Site Research Focus Area: Enhancing Undergraduate Experience in Mobile Cloud Computing

REU Site DATES: May 29th to July 21st 2017

Program Overview:

• Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF)

• 8 Week paid on-site research program - $4000 Stipend

• Program also pays additionally for travel, housing and meals as per NSF guidelines

• Exposure to World Class research faculty and facilities

Eligibility Requirements:

• Open to UG students in good Junior & Senior academic standing in computer related majors 

• Students in Math, Physics and Engineering are also encouraged to apply

• Minimum GPA: 3.5 or better

• To be considered/accepted into the program applicants must be US Citizens/Permanent residents

Temple University Department of Computer and Information Sciences REU site will be hosted on the University’s main campus in Philadelphia. 

Philadelphia Local Attractions:

• The Philadelphia Mint  

• Philadelphia is the Nation’s 6th largest city — experience the arts, music, and culture

• Philadelphia Museum of Art and the famous “Rocky Steps”, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, African American Museum in Philadelphia 

• Reading Terminal Market, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Independence National Historical Park, 

Sample Research projects from the Site’s broad topical areas include: 

*  Mobile computing - Mobile computing for Geological Research

*  Wireless Communications - Software Defined Cellular Networks

*  Cloud computing - Opportunistic Mobile Cloudlets

*  Mobile and Cloud Computing Forensics - Forensics Challenges of Mobile & Cloud Computing

Committed to encouraging applicants from members of underrepresented groups in computing (e.g., women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Pacific Islanders) or who are enrolled in a minority, women's, or non-doctoral institution. 

Additional Information about the program can be found by visiting -- http://www.cis.temple.edu/~avinash/reu.html

 


Florida Institute of Technology -- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Posted March 22nd, 2017

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A 10-WEEK RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS is available in the area of Machine Learning. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is offered by the Information Characterization & Exploitation (ICE) Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida.

Machine Learning (ML) gradually evolved as a branch of Artificial Intelligence with its theory and applications positioned at the juncture of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and, even, Physics. Nowadays, ML’s role in successfully addressing hard, real-world technological challenges has become ever more current and central. Moreover, its presence and importance now permeates several aspects not only of cutting-edge technology such as computer vision, stock market prediction and big data analytics, but also our daily life through voice-driven searches on our smart phones or movie recommendations on video streaming services to name only a few.  

The program currently accepts applications in order to form a very diverse, multi-disciplinary cohort of nascent researchers for this summer. Minorities, women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

ELIGIBILITY

Without exceptions, applicants must be:

=> Majoring in an Engineering or Science discipline

=> US citizens or permanent residents

=> Undergraduates in good academic standing

BENEFITS

=> Exposure to the exciting world of Machine Learning and its applications

=> Participate in a one-week crash course to familiarize yourself with Machine Learning

=> Work with experienced student mentors and experts in the field

=> Participate and contribute to cutting-edge Machine Learning research

=> Take part in visits to our local industry

=> Paid travel and accommodation expenses

=> Receive a competitive stipend for per diem expenses

=> Visit Central Florida venues such as Disney attractions and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

=> Meet new people

=> Make new friends

Application Deadline: April 5, 2017

 

Apply online: http://www.amalthea-reu.org  

For more information, visit our Web site at www.amalthea-reu.org or contact:

Dr. Georgios C. Anagnostopoulos

Director, The AMALTHEA REU Program

Associate Professor, ECE Dept.

Florida Institute of Technology

150 West University Boulevard

Melbourne, Florida 32901-6975

Phone 321-674-7125 | Fax 321-674-8192

E-mail: georgio@fit.edu