Research And Development Engineer (Flight Control Software Engineer)

Penn State University

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 $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088