NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Seattle No. 1 on Glassdoor’s list of 25 best-paying cities for software engineers
Software engineers looking for a high base salary that still amounts to a substantial paycheck once cost of living is factored in should look no further than Seattle as the best paying spot in the country. With a “real adjusted salary” of $105,735, Seattle tops San Jose, Calif., ($100,989); San Francisco ($100,989); Madison, Wisc., ($97,236); and Raleigh, N.C., ($94,142) in Glassdoor’s top five. GeekWire

Why 90% of tech workers polled plan to leave their Bay Area jobs
Demand for high-skilled talent isn't going away, but an abundance of choice among top tech workers – defined as developers, technical specialists or analysts – may increasingly favor markets outside of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. High cost of living and constrained housing supply in the Bay Area may heighten the appeal of cities like Seattle, Portland, Austin or Madison, Wisc., all of which rank in the top 10 best-paying cities for software engineers. San Francisco Business Times

OPPORTUNITIES

CS 446/519: Networks in Computational Biology - Fall 2016
Are you interested in bioinformatics? Want to know what computational biology is all about? Check out CS 446/519! In this course you will:

  • get to do a research project related to analyzing a large network
  • learn about CS tools for analyzing and modeling networks
  • use Python and R packages for data analysis and network analysis
  • improve your skills in data science related to network inference
  • learn about networks in biology – no biology background required

Non-CS students who are proficient in programming are welcome!

America’s Greatest Makers Season 2
Calling all makers, inventors, designers, and engineers! Intel, legendary Executive Producer Mark Burnett, MGM Television and Turner Broadcasting are looking for the most innovative makers to join Season 2 of America's Greatest Makers. Do you have an amazing idea for the next big smart connected device? Apply now for the chance to make your dream a reality using Intel's latest technology including the Intel Curie Module and upcoming advanced developer platforms that can connect to a broad array of input and output devices (including cameras and displays). Winner walks away with $1 million dollars! What will YOU make? Application deadline: August 19.

Mentorship Saturdays
Metal Toad, 522 SW 5th Ave. Ste 400, Portland, OR
Coffee and bagels and people working on code! We have 2-5 mentors each week ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Aswin Nadamuni Raghavan
Monday, July 18, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, KEC 2057
Planning under Uncertainty in Factored Action MDPs
Major Advisor: Prasad Tadepalli; Minor Advisor: Sarah Emerson; Committee: Alan Fern, Xiaoli Fern, Roni Khardon; GCR: Camille Palmer

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Xinyuan Chong
Tuesday, July 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 2057
Carbon Dioxide Infrared Absorption Sensing Enhanced by Metal-Organic Framework
Major Advisor: Alan Wang; Committee: Larry Cheng, Matthew Johnston, Chih-Hung Chang; GCR: William Warnes

PhD Final Oral Examination – Benjamin Buford
Thursday, July 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1007
Modeling, Fabrication, and Characterization of Magnetic Thin Films for Integrated Inductor and MRAM Applications
Major Advisor: Albrecht Jander; Committee: Pallavi Dhagat, Andreas Weisshaar, Yun-Shik Lee; GCR: Christine Kelly

PhD Final Oral Examination – Mehiar Dabbagh
Friday, July 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007
Energy-Efficient Resource Management Techniques for Cloud Data Centers
Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Bella Bose, Attila Yavuz, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: James Strother

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

4 Surprising Reasons You Blew That Interview (and What to Do Next Time)
Have you ever experienced a discrepancy between your evaluation — and the interviewer’s? (And found out when you never got a call to come back in for another round?) Here are the four reasons you might think you knocked it out of the park — when you actually blew it. The Muse

15 Best Tips For Young Engineers
The proverb goes hindsight is 20/20, which essentially means you can make better decisions later on when you have become more knowledgeable about the world. But wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make good decisions from the outset when you’re still young? The following tips were compiled for young engineers and interestingly, most of these suggestions revolve around lifelong learning. Interesting Engineering

JOBS

Student Information Technology - OSU COSINE Helpdesk
Members of the Cosine helpdesk are the first line of technical support for the Colleges of Science, Liberal Arts, Education and a few departments in the College of Agriculture at Oregon State University. Fields support requests via walk-in, email or over the phone. Researches, troubleshoots and answers computing questions; instructs where needed. Builds and repairs computers; troubleshoots operating systems and
application errors. Documents requests and reports issues.

Student Information Technology (Security Analyst) - OSU Department of Information Services
Security Analyst duties: Monitor and respond to tickets in the help desk queue for the security office. Use tools to monitor and alert on occurrences of suspicious activity. Write scripts and routines to help improve efficiency with work flow. Participate in job/role based training throughout the year to improve skills and techniques. Communicate with different IT groups across campus. Help design awareness programs for students and employees.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Enterprise Computing Services
This position is expected to be guided by an analyst/programmer III in providing analysis and programming support for administrative information systems. This position functions within a team-based management environment. These outcomes are designed to enhance and/or improve departmental and campus processes, and provide the best possible customer service experience. The incumbent will work with administrators and users through the processes of analysis, design, coding and testing to provide appropriate enhancements and maintenance for the Middleware Applications, APIs as well as other software packages necessary to the business of higher education.

Information Technology Consultant (competency level 2) - OSU Department of Athletics
The Information Technology Consultant has a varying level of responsibility for direct consultative support and training to students, staff, and faculty on information technology-based systems primarily in the areas of applications software, multimedia, database resources, and network support, but will include a high degree of hardware consultation and support. This position provides comprehensive computer network, hardware, and software technical support to Department of Intercollegiate Athletics users. The incumbent supports a network consisting of four file servers, 300+ microcomputer workstations, and associated peripherals. Installs, configures, and tests the operation of hardware and software. Diagnoses and resolves network, electronic mail system, and individual workstation hardware and software operational problems. Provides consultation and technical support on interfacing departmental systems with external or other departmental systems. Contacts vendors and Information Services staff regarding operational problems, repairs and trains users in software operation.

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students:

 

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