Employment


Last Revised Aug 2017.
Bachelor of Innovation students are given priority and it is unlikely any non-BI  student will get hire for any introductory position.   In general only a few positions have opening, and usually only at the start of a semesters as I hire to fill.   these are listed so as to conform to campus policy and give ideas what may be offered next term. You can always send email to ask. I can almost always find a job for Bi students with financial aid Work-study funding or for underpresented groups (women or minorities).


 

Postdoc in the Vision and Security Technology (VAST) Laboratory, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

A Ph.D. is preferred but an MS with significant experience will be considered.

There is current pending projects to fund postdocs, but no open positions.  Still feel free to contact Dr. Boult if you are looking.

There will be some travel to support field experiments. The Postdoc/engineer will have some oversight responsibilities with and work extensively with the doctoral and masters students on the project. In addition to this project the PostDoc/Engineer will be involved with other project in the lab, and will be provided time to pursue some of their own research topics.

The ideal candidate will be interested in and have experience both in image understanding techniques, graphical interfaces, object recognition motion detection and tracking, with significant systems experience systems. Developments will be in C++ and Java (on both Linux and Win32). Significant systems experience in C++ required. OpenCV experience desired.

International candidates with strong english skills will be considered.  Interested candidates should Contact Dr. Boult and send a resume and information to tboult at vast.uccs.edu.


GRA Description:

  • This position is for a full-time Ph.D. student (or possibly MS) student to work on research in the VAST lab. Current funding is for vision and security related work. This position is outside of the “hourly” category and is listed here only so qualified students looking for work might know to contact Dr. Boult about it. Student will need significant experience in Linux/Unix and some experience in Windows. The student should have completed a course in vision or graphics and/or networking security.
    The position could be hourly or monthy and would like cover some or all of tuition. Multiple positions may be offered. There are no openings for Fall 2016.

 


Embedded Programmer Description :

  • This position is for a student, expected to be a full-time graduate student (Ph.D. student or MS) student to work on research in the VAST lab.  Undergraduates with 18months  experience on embedded projects may be hired for this.
  • This hourly position is expected to be a stepping stone to one of salaried graduate student positions (which include some tuition support.)
  • This requires as BS in EE, CS or Computer Engineering. or at least 2 years of embedded experience.
  • The projects will include Embedded systems development for CUDA/GPUs,  smart cameras (with FPGA) or embedded micro-controllers.
  • Students must know the tools for the various projects (e.g. CUDA/ verilog, C++ and may include basic hardware debugging including usage of scopes and logic analyzers).

 

Initial Hiring:

  • After being selected based on their paperwork, all potential applicants will undergo short (15 min) interview/test to assess their skills, and so self-taught students, including Freshman are welcome to apply. No compensation will be provided for the time taken in testing.
  • Students will be hired at somewhere in the Student Assistant level VI, with exact placement depending on their skills.

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one salary step (25 cents) after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category.
  • Thereafter, contingent upon a satisfactory review, student employees are eligible for a two salary steps (50 cents) per hour increase after one year and an additional 400 hours worked in a given job category.

Promotions:

  • The position may be converted to a GRA at any time.

 


 Senior Sysadmin Description:

  • This position will provide programming and system support for the VAST Lab.
  • Student will need extensive experience with Linux/Unix and Windows, extensive experience in programming in C/C++. Experience in configuring machines and imaging system experience, networked filesystems, backup system, RAID systems, tc. .

Initial Hiring:

  • 1-2 years experience in a Vision or Image processing Lab is required, with strong references.
  • Students will be hired at near the top of level V or at Level VI depending on skills. If a Graduate student with the right skill they may be a straight salaried GRA (see other positions).

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of two or more salary steps  (50 cents/$100) after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category.

Promotion:

  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

  Junior Linux Sysadmin Description:

  • This position will provide system administration and some programming support for the VAST Lab.
  • Student will be setting up machines, installing OS and software packages, backing up, managing router/firewall, and general trouble shooting.

Initial Hiring:

  • No formal experience required.. but may be tested for skills.
  • Student will need some experience with Linux/Unix and Windows and must be learning programming. Experience in configuring machines and imaging system experience a plus but not required.
  • Students will be hired in the III or IV range, depending on skill level.

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one or two salary steps  (50 cents) after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category.

Promotion:

  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

Vision Researcher/Programmer Description:

  • This position will provide programming support for video-based experiments in the VAST lab.
  • Student will need significant experience in Linux/Unix and some experience in Windows. The student should have completed a course in image processing, computer vision or graphics.
  • Students will develop real-time vision code run experiments, monitor their progress, and manipulate the resulting data for storage/plotting/reporting.

Initial Hiring:

  • After being selected based on their paperwork, all potential applicants will undergo short (15 min) test to assess their skills, and so self-taught students, including Freshman are welcome to apply. No compensation will be provided for the time taken in testing.
  • Students with no VAST lab experience will be hired somewhere in the Student Assistant IV or V job category depending on other general experience.
  • Exception: A qualified student with VAST lab or other vision programming experience may start anywhere up to the top of level VI, the the actual salary depending on prior experience

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one salary step (25 cents) after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category.
  • Thereafter, contingent upon a satisfactory review, student employees are eligible for a one salary step (25 cents) per hour increase after one year and an additional 400 hours worked in a given job category.

Additional Merit Raises:

  • After a minimum of 3 months of employment, the supervisor may give the student employee and additional merit raise of one or two salary steps (25 cents per step). Justification for this additional step will be by memo explanation or evaluation form of the student’s performance.

Promotions:

  • After 1  semester of work, advancement of necessary skills, and a satisfactory review, the position may be promoted to the Student Assistant VI job class.
  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

 


Security Programmer Description:

  • This position will provide programming support for security-based projects.
  • Student will need significant experience in Linux/Unix and Windows, and must have completed graduate-level courses in Security. Knowledge of encryption techniques, SSL, digital artifacts is required. Ideally the student will have completed a course in image processing, computer vision or graphics.
  • Students will develop real-time security software associated with ongoing lab efforts.

Initial Hiring:

  • After being selected based on their paperwork, all potential applicants will undergo short (15 min) test to assess their skills, and so self-taught students, are welcome to apply. No compensation will be provided for the time taken in testing.
  • Students will be hired somewhere in the Student Assistant VI job category, with salary between $14.00 and $17.00 depending on experience.
    • If not already at the maximum salary student employees may receive a merit promotion of up to 50 cents after every three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category.

    Promotions:

  • This is generally at the highest hourly position allowed. Promotions are to full-time GRA position which may include tuition support.
  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise

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  •  Mobile Application Developer:
    • This position will provide programming support for mobile platform (phone or embedded camers)  projects.
    • Student will need significant experience in Linux/Unix and Windows, and must have completed at least 3 programming courses.  Ideally the student will have completed a course in image processing, computer vision or graphics.

    Initial Hiring:

    • After being selected based on their paperwork, all potential applicants will undergo short (15 min) interview  to assess their skills, and so self-taught students, including may apply are welcome to apply. No compensation will be provided for the time taken in testing.
  • Students will be hired somewhere in the Student Assistant VI job category, with salary between $14.00 and $17.00 depending on experience.
    • If not already at the maximum salary student employees may receive a merit promotion of up to 50 cents after every three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category.

    Promotions:

    • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

 


Lab Assistant Description (Work study preferred):

  • This position will provide laboratory support for experiments in the VAST lab.
  • Student will need experience with both Linux/Unix and Windows, and solid knowledge of programming in C/C++/C#/Java and experience in shell scripting. (Students will be expected to learn Bash shell scripting to automate the experimental runs. Students may write small program that integrate existing tools/libraries. Work Study student lacking significant programming/scripting skills may still be considered.
  • Students will run experiments, monitor their progress, and manipulate the resulting data for storage/plotting/reporting.

Initial Hiring:

  • After being selected based on their paperwork, all potential applicants will undergo short (15 min) test to assess their skills, and so self-taught students, including Freshman are welcome to apply. No compensation will be provided for the time taken in testing.
  • Students will be hired anywhere in the Student Assistant III job category, if they have Programming skills, Student Assistant II if not.
  • Exception: One 25-75 cents per hour increase will be given depending on the extent and level of previous related job experience.

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one salary step (25 cents) after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category.
  • Thereafter, contingent upon a satisfactory review, student employees are eligible for a one salary step (25 cents) per hour increase after one year and an additional 400 hours worked in a given job category.

Additional Merit Raises:

  • Two times only, after a minimum of 3 months of employment, the supervisor may give the student employee and additional merit raise of one salary step (25 cents). Justification for this additional step will be by memo explanation or evaluation form of the student’s performance. Students initially hired at

Promotions:

  • After 1 year (3 semesters) of work, advancement of necessary skills, and a satisfactory review, the position may be one level (maximum to Student Assistant IV job class. The wage in the new job class will be the larger of the minimum rate for that category or the student’s previous wage rate plus a 50 cent per hour increase.
  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

 


Junior Lab Assistant Description (Work study preferred but not required):

  • This position will provide low-level laboratory support for experiments in the VAST lab including groundtruthing of data.
  • Student will need experience with using computers and have good attention to detail.
  • Knoweldge of Office tools and websearching skills required. and both Linux/Unix
  • Students will be expected to learn and work with various scripting tools scripting to automate the experimental runs.
  • Students will be “ground truthing” data using other programs developed in the lab and may manipulate large data sets with existing gools.
  • Students will run experiments, monitor their progress, and manipulate the resulting data for storage/plotting/reporting.

Initial Hiring:

  • After being selected based on their paperwork, all potential applicants may undergo short (15 min) verbal test to assess their skills, and so self-taught students, including Freshman are welcome to apply. No compensation will be provided for the time taken in testing.
  • Students will be hired in the range of Student Assistant I to Student Assistant II job category, and if they have Programming skills, possibly at Student Assistant III/li>
  • Exception: One 25-75 cents per hour increase will be given depending on the extent and level of previous related job experience.

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one or two salary step (25 or 50 cents) after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category.
  • Thereafter, contingent upon a satisfactory review, student employees are eligible for a one or two salary step (25 cents) per hour increase after one year and an additional 400 hours worked in a given job category.

Additional Merit Raises:

  • Two times only, after a minimum of 3 months of employment, the supervisor may give the student employee and additional merit raise of one salary step (25 cents). Justification for this additional step will be by memo explanation or evaluation form of the student’s performance. Students initially hired at

Promotions:

  • After 1 year (3 semesters) of work, advancement of necessary skills, and a satisfactory review, the position may be promoted to a Student Lab Assistant The wage in the new job class be at least the  the minimum rate for that category or the student’s previous wage rate plus a 50 cent per hour increase, but may be larger depending on the skills and assessment.
  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

 


 Web Team Manager

  • This position will provide lead the team of students doing development for various internal projects including the Innovation, EPIIC, VAST and CVPR/IEEE web sites as well. Job will include converting text to web, finding images for the site, recording audio, reviewing site for accuracy.
  • The student must have demonstrated solid development skills, understand source code management and have some experience with management or direction of others.
  • Student will need experience with both Linux/Unix and Windows, and solid knowledge of web programming. Some experience with PHP , Perl and shell scripting required. Graphics design experience is a plus as is DB/SQL experience.
  • Student will also help maintain the various VAST lab related web-sites.

Initial Hiring:

  • After being selected based on their paperwork/resume, the top applicants will undergo short (15 min) interview to assess their skills, and so self-taught students, including Freshman are welcome to apply. No compensation will be provided for the time taken in testing.
  • Students will be hired as either Student Assistant IV or Student Assistant V depending on experience.
  • Exception: If the student has sufficient experience the position may start at level V or as a Graduate Research Assistant.  One 25-75 cents per hour increase will be given depending on the extent and level of previous related job experience.

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one or two salary steps (25-50 cents) after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category. At that review they be moved up to Student Assistant V job class.
  • Thereafter, contingent upon a satisfactory review, student employees are eligible for a one salary step (25 cents) per hour increase after one year and an additional 400 hours worked in a given job category.

Additional Merit Raises:

  • Two times only, after a minimum of 3 months of employment, the supervisor may give the student employee and additional merit raise of one salary step (25 cents). Justification for this additional step will be by memo explanation or evaluation form of the student’s performance.

Promotions:

  • After 1 year (3 semesters) of work, advancement of necessary skills, and a satisfactory review, the position may be promoted.  The wage in the new job class be at least the  the minimum rate for that category or the student’s previous wage rate plus a 50 cent per hour increase, but may be larger depending on the skills and assessment.
  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

 


Web Support Description (Work study preferred):

  • This position will provide support for web page development for various internal projects including the Innovation, EPIIC, VAST and CVPR/IEEE web sites as well. Job will include converting text to web, finding images for the site, recording audio, reviewing site for accuracy.
  • Student will need experience with both Linux/Unix and Windows, and solid knowledge of web programming. Some experience with PHP , Perl and shell scripting required. Graphics design experience is a plus as is DB/SQL experience.
  • Student will also help maintain the various VAST lab related web-sites.

Initial Hiring:

  • After being selected based on their paperwork/resume, the top applicants will undergo short (15 min) test to assess their skills, and so self-taught students, including Freshman are welcome to apply. No compensation will be provided for the time taken in testing.
  • Students will be hired at the middle of the Student Assistant IV job category.
  • Exception: If the student has sufficient experience the position may start at level V. One 25-75 cents per hour increase will be given depending on the extent and level of previous related job experience.

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one or two salary steps (25-50 cents) after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a given job category. At that review they be moved up to Student Assistant V job class.
  • Thereafter, contingent upon a satisfactory review, student employees are eligible for a one salary step (25 cents) per hour increase after one year and an additional 400 hours worked in a given job category.

Additional Merit Raises:

  • Two times only, after a minimum of 3 months of employment, the supervisor may give the student employee and additional merit raise of one salary step (25 cents). Justification for this additional step will be by memo explanation or evaluation form of the student’s performance.

Promotions:

  • After 1 year (3 semesters) of work, advancement of necessary skills, and a satisfactory review, the position may be promoted to the Student Assistant V job class.  The wage in the new job class be at least the  the minimum rate for that category or the student’s previous wage rate plus a 50 cent per hour increase, but may be larger depending on the skills and assessment.
  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

 


BI2 Description (Work study preferred but not required)

  • This position will provide support for a range of early BI team level requirements from web-based research (part search, competition, market analysis), to supporting report/proposal preparation to basic office support of team management. Students must generally completed or be enrolled in or have completed ENTP1000 or INOV1000

Initial Hiring:

  • Selected based on their performance in class, and an interview.
  • Students will be hired at the somewhere within the Student Assistant I or Student Assistant II job category depending on their skill level.

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one up to 50 after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a this job category.

Additional Merit Raises:

  • Four times only, after a minimum of 3 months of employment, the supervisor may give the student employee and additional merit raise of one or two salary steps (25 or 50 cents). Justification for this additional step will be by memo explanation or evaluation form of the student’s performance.

Promotions:

  • After 6 months of work and advancement of necessary skills, and a satisfactory review, the position may be advanced to BI team 3 or 4. The wage in the new job class will be the larger of the minimum rate for that category or the student’s previous wage rate plus a 50 cent to $1.00 per hour increase depending on the promotion.
  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

 


 BI3 Description (Work study preferred but not required):

  • This position will provide support for a range of early BI team level requirements from web-based research (part search, competition, market analysis), to supporting report/proposal preparation. Students must have completed ENTP1000 and INOV1000 and be enrolled a INOV course at 2010 or above.

Initial Hiring:

  • Selected based on their performance in class, and an interview.
  • Students will be hired at the somewhere within the Student Assistant III job category.

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one up to 50 after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a this job category.

Additional Merit Raises:

  • Two times only, after a minimum of 3 months of employment, the supervisor may give the student employee and additional merit raise of one salary step (25 cents). Justification for this additional step will be by memo explanation or evaluation form of the student’s performance.

Promotions:

  • After 6 months of work and advancement of necessary skills, and a satisfactory review, the position may be advanced to BI team 4. The wage in the new job class will be the larger of the minimum rate for that category or the student’s previous wage rate plus a 50 cent to $1.00 per hour increase depending on the promotion.
  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.

 


 BI4 Description (Work study preferred but not required):

  • This position will provide support for a range of early BI team level requirements from web-based research (part search, competition, market analysis), to supporting report/proposal preparation. Students must have completed ENTP1000 and INOV1000 and be enrolled a INOV course at 2010 or above.

Initial Hiring:

  • Selected based on their performance in class, and an interview.
  • Students will be hired at the somewhere within the Student Assistant IV or Student Assistant V job category.

Raises:

  • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion of one up to 50 after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 100 hours in a this job category.

Additional Merit Raises:

  • Two times only, after a minimum of 3 months of employment, the supervisor may give the student employee and additional merit raise of one salary step (25 cents). Justification for this additional step will be by memo explanation or evaluation form of the student’s performance.

Promotions:

  • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.
  •  Teaching Assisntant/Grader(Work study preferred but not required):

    • This position will provide teaching assistance in terms of grading, creating some course material (e.g. answer keys) and possibly filling in if Dr. Boult is traveling.

    Initial Hiring:

    • Selected based on their performance in class, and an interview.
    • Students will be hired at the somewhere within the Student Assistant III (for 1000 level) or Student Assistant IV (for 2000+ level courses).

    Raises:

    • After review, student employees may receive a merit promotion after they have completed three months of work and a minimum of 50 hours in a this job category.

    Additional Merit Raises:

    • Two times only, after a minimum of 3 months of employment, the supervisor may give the student employee and additional merit raise of two salary steps (50 cents). Justification for this additional step will be by memo explanation or evaluation form of the student’s performance.

    Promotions:

    • Student can be promoted at any time, to any other job for which they are qualified, which may result in a much larger pay raise.