Research And Development Engineer (Flight Control Software Engineer)

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
10/19/2016
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
67266
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – M – Exempt
  • 03 – N – Exempt
  • 04 – O – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Department:
Power and Control Systems
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

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

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088