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Visual Solutions Engineer


Research Computing is a research computing center providing advanced computing resources and services including access to leading-edge computational and data storage systems, as well as expertise in a broad range of high performance computing activities, to support the computationally intensive research of Purdue faculty and staff and research partners nationwide. The Envision Center leverages cutting-edge technologies to prove immersive interactive 3D visualizations for both research and instruction which can be deployed to mobile devices, web, and VR head mounted displays.


The Associate Visual Solutions Engineer  will provide direct technical support for users of virtual and augmented reality, data visualization and media creation under the guidance of senior staff. Support is provided by helping users interact with operating systems, operational policies and procedures, commercial software, new technologies, algorithms, and material for documentation and training. This position will work collaboratively with other Research Computing staff and campus researchers as well as external industry partners to implement new technologies. The Visual Solutions Engineer will also provide guidance and leadership to student employees.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer graphics technology, engineering, computer science or related fields
  • Two years of formal or informal experience in providing technical support to others
  • In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Experience using high-performance computing resources to produce scientific results
  • Experience with the following applications: Unity/Unreal, Adobe CC, and C# and/or C++ programming
  • Experience with VR/AR development, simulation development, 3D asset creation, VR/AR tracking and display systems 
  • Knowledge related to virtual and augmented reality, both scientific and geospatial data visualization, and media creation
  • Foundational knowledge of a wide range of hardware, scientific programming languages, scripting languages, commercial and public domain software packages, operating systems, and tools 
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing


  • Ability to present training, and prepare documentation

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
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