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Research Technology Engineer

Job ID REQ-2023-2298 Omaha, Nebraska

Performs a variety of technical functions from identification and implementation of engineering solutions using research technology, such as hardware and software development, support, troubleshooting, and systems integration specific to the needs of the research area. There is an emphasis on research computing and real-time data collection applications. Provides advice and counsel to management concerning the application of research technology to Department requirements.

SCHEDULE: Full-time, Monday-Friday.


  • Responsible for analysis of technology requirements for laboratory data collection and data analysis. Designs and implements solutions to meet these requirements.

  • Responsible for modifying and updating research technology solutions as required.

  • Develops solutions for data handling and graphical analysis to support research and clinical work.

  • Fields user's research technology-related questions and responds appropriately.

  • Maintains and updates research technology systems to ensure efficient and secure operation.

  • Learns new techniques for research technology development and shares knowledge with staff.

  • Installs, evaluates, and maintains third-party solutions, such as commercial and university-generated software packages.

  • Trains users and beginning programmers in development and maintenance of data collection/analysis technology.

  • Provides guidance and technical oversight for students and post-doctoral trainees in areas related to implementing, testing, and maintaining research software and hardware for research laboratories investigating hearing, speech, balance, or language outcomes in humans using both behavioral and physiological/objective measures.


  • Ability to design and implement engineering solutions for real-time data collection using research technology on platforms such as Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, Oculus, microcontrollers, and custom hardware.

  • Ability to implement solutions for digital waveform production, sampling, audio-video programming, and hardware interface control.

  • Ability to install, configure, and maintain research technology systems, e.g. personal computers and operating systems.

  • Ability to analyze research data collection and analysis requirements and identify solutions to meet them. These requirements often include real-time data collection techniques, the use of sophisticated graphics to display data as they are being collected, and digital signal processing techniques.

  • Ability to use up-to-date technology approaches for interactive media tasks and identify the most appropriate paradigms (e.g., object-oriented, functional, or visual programming) for each solution.

  • Ability to analyze questions and problem statements from users and respond to them appropriately.

  • Ability to communicate with administrative, clinical, and research personnel, and other users of computer resources, in a clear, non-technical fashion.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Minimum of four years’ experience in engineering development tools and practices, including system engineering, hardware architecture and software development required.

  • Minimum of four years of experience in real time data collection programming required.

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certification within 30 days of transfer or hire required.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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