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G Computer Sci

Student Perspectives

Yiming, Engineer at OpenFeint, Inc.

“I joined OpenFeint, Inc. in less than two months after my graduation from USF in May 2011. OpenFeint is a company that provides mobile gaming networks. Currently I am working on developing cache functionalities for our iOS SDK. I truly enjoy my work at OpenFeint – it offers an amazing environment and a tremendous opportunity for me to grow as an engineer. Pursuing my graduate studies in USF’s Computer Science program was one of the most valuable decisions I have made.”

Ye, Software Engineer at YouTube, Google

Ye is currently a software engineer at YouTube, Google. Ye assists in the building of the YouTube site, including both back-end and front-end. "In my work at YouTube, Google the MSCS program at USF prepared me very well to secure this position. At USF I gained not only academic knowledge, but also insight and practical experience in the CS industry. The CS faculty are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and courses are well designed and most importantly cover the latest topics in the industry."

Jean, Senior Software Engineer at Oracle Corporation

"I work in a team that is part of the SDP (Service Delivery Platform) group at Oracle. The team is in charge of developing server-side applications for the telecom industry. The development is done in Java and involves various techniques and algorithms to achieve the strong requirements that our applications must reach for success in the telecom industry, including high availability, linear scalability, and thread safety. My Computer Science degree from USF enables me to resolve real-world problems in the industry. Both the theory and hands-on experience at USF were invaluable in understanding daily challenges in my job and bringing new ideas to the field."

RP, Software Developer at Atlassian

"As a graduate from the MSCS program, I work as a Software Developer at Atlassian in their San Francisco offices — an Australian company that develops software development and collaboration tools. Our team here in SF is part of the Integration Team, which is responsible for creating plug-ins that are of use across product line."

Leon, Software Engineer at Atypon Systems

As a software engineer at Atypon, Leon mainly work on the Literatum publishing platform — the leading platform for professional and scholarly publishers — assisting in the maintenance and development of new features for the highly complex backstage content management system. Atypon is the online publishing technology leader in content management, delivery and monetization. Apton solutions are used by the largest and most prestigious publishers of media, professional and academic content, including Pearson, McGraw-Hill, News Inc, Financial Times, New York Times, The American Chemical Society, JSTOR, Oxford University Press and dozens more.

Ryan, Tech Lead at Twitter

Ryan currently works at Twitter as the Tech Lead for the Storage team. He works at building out scalable storage infrastructure for the company’s use as it grows.

Shaoting, Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems

Shaoting is part of a team undertaking significant changes to the Flex compiler, bringing it to new levels of performance, supporting emerging language constructs, and enabling new Flex features and workflows. Flex is a technology that helps people build visually engaging Web applications significantly beyond what is possible with traditional Web technologies. A pillar of this technology is the Flex compiler, which allows developers to code using a combination of MXML and ActionScript, and churn out a .swf file that runs in the ubiquitous Flash Player. Shaoting analyzes compiler performance, implements optimizations and works with the QA group to ensure high quality and rapid turnaround for changes that surface during quality testing.