Computing Systems and Infrastructure Engineer



USC will process visa needs of the candidates, as required.

The University of Southern California is a private research university in Los Angeles, California, that has a student population of 46,000 students, $5B in revenues, and over $700M in research expenditures.
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top-tier engineering schools in the world. It counts 191 full-time tenure-track faculty members, 79 full-time teaching faculty, and 40 full-time research faculty. Home to the Information Sciences Institute (ISI), the School has been the recipient of many national centers, including two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, a Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. Affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, the School is the host of the NSF Innovation Node Los Angeles. Research expenditures exceed $200 million annually. The School has 32 National Academy of Engineering members and 2017 was awarded the ASEE President’s Award for its continuing efforts to “change the conversation” about engineering and develop a robust and diverse engineering pipeline.

The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of Southern California’s major research institutions. The department has 60 tenure/tenure-track faculty, 300 undergraduate students, more than 1200 master’s students, and more than 300 Ph.D. students. In the 2020 school year, research expenditures in the department exceeded $30M in direct costs. The department has received 4 Shannon Awards, 16 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 39 recipients of the NSF Early Career Award.


The computing infrastructure engineer will focus on the department’s growing computing infrastructure with varied hardware and software demands. They will support the computing needs for both the academic and research mission of the department. As such the engineer will perform the necessary tasks to configure, design and maintain computing systems within the department. Some of the exemplary tasks include:

(1) Maintain computer servers, including hardware installation, software installation, network and power delivery cabling. (2) Install regular software security and other OS updates, manage software compatability. (3) Keep up with research and product progress in server design and provide feedback to faculty and students on identifying the right server and other peripheral designs for a given research or teaching task.(4) Support research and teaching needs of the department, such as helping set up course virtual machines for students, install lab-specific software, and hardware instrumentation tools for research. (5) Support industry and government sponsor visits to showcase our computing capabilities


Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:

Intermediate understanding of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming languages and associated hardware platforms.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science (Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education)
  • 2+ years of professional experience in the technical areas listed above.

A complete application should include a cover letter and resume/CV uploaded to the completed online application. Failure to complete all the steps of our application process will negatively impact consideration of your candidacy.

USC will process visa needs of the candidates, as required.


Published on July 8th, 2016

Last updated on December 16th, 2021