Software Engineer and VR Developer

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - School of Engineering

Accurate engineering models are continuously developed for various research activities. The Advanced Aircraft Noise Technology Centre at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has such models, and is looking for a suitable candidate to develop the necessary software to overlay the modelled engineering data onto a simulated environment of the Hong Kong area. The final result is to be displayed on a regular LCD screen, or displaced through a virtual reality headset. The suitable candidate will have the opportunity to engage with major aerospace companies and be offered a competitive salary.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop software to overlay data onto a realistic model of the Hong Kong area.
  • Use the software output data to develop scenes with realistic building textures and lighting effects.
  • Develop a virtual reality interface with the software.

Minimum requirements:

  • A first class or upper second class degree (or its equivalent) in relevant disciplines, e.g., computer science engineering.
  • Advanced level of proficiency with Python, C#, and 3D modelling, animation and rendering software.
  • Relevant experience in virtual reality software/hardware development. Preference for OpenVR platform and the HTC Vive VR kit.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with the Geographic Information System.

Hong Kong University of Sciences and Technology: Founded in 1991, HKUST (www.ust.hk) is an international research university with strong ties to global Thought leaders, while having wide-ranging connections with Mainland China. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating well-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking – the necessary foundation and skills for the changing world. The University campus is located on a hillside and waterfront complex overlooking the Clear Water Bay peninsula and a 30 minute drive away from central Hong Kong.

The Advanced Aircraft Noise Technology Centre: The Advanced Aircraft Noise Technology Centre (http://aantc.ust.hk) is based in the School of Engineering. The school has a strong international reputation and consistently ranks high among major engineering schools around the world. In the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology, HKUST was ranked No. 1 in Greater China and 21st globally. AANTC, led by Professor Xin Zhang, brings together academic staff, research fellows and PhD students using state-of-the-art computer simulations and advanced anechoic wind tunnel testing to develop new computational methods, noise prediction methods, noise reduction concepts, and provides engineering solutions for industry. The centre possesses high-order in-house computational aeroacoustic codes, and various noise and flow facilities. The group has extensive academic links and industry collaborations.

Start date: continuous; currently admitting for 2017 entry
Closing date for applications: A rolling deadline applies.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Professor Xin Zhang. Email: aexzhang@ust.hk Tel.: + (852) 3469-2220. Website: http://xinzhang.ust.hk

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