Research And Development Engineer (Flight Control Software Engineer)
The Undersea Systems Office at The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking an experienced Flight Control Software Engineer. Responsibilities include: Design and develop real-time embedded software for embedded flight control and navigation systems; debug and test software using unit, integration, and hardware-in-the-loop system tests; document algorithms, specifications, software, and defects; estimate software efforts and manage time well; communicate consistently with peers, management, and stakeholders; conform to requirements and standards for each project; proactively seek improvements for algorithms, software, and processes; proactively seek professional development opportunities; share knowledge with team members; and demonstrate and present to peers, management, sponsors, and stakeholders. This job will be filled as a level 2, level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred for higher levels) in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering is desired. Experience in the following is preferred: Network and serial communications; software development in Matlab and Simulink, to include code-generation with Simulink Coder; development and execution of unit tests alongside software; and software configuration management systems. Proficiency in C and C++ is required. Experience developing embedded real-time and multi-threaded applications is necessary. Required personal attributes include: Strong written and oral communication skills; excellent time management skills; polished interpersonal skills; the ability to present ideas, concepts, and instructions in a clear manner; and the ability to work equally well independently or as part of a team. Candidates will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. citizenship is required. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment. www.arl.psu.edu
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