Research and Development Engineer
Penn State University
The Undersea Systems Office (USO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for motivated and talented engineers to assist current USO leadership in a number of critical roles, including: Application of current modeling and simulation capabilities toward answering emerging Navy undersea system needs; execution of simulation studies, condensing results into a cohesive, actionable message for the sponsoring activity; refinement of current modeling techniques toward improving future capabilities and expanding customer base; development of a modeling paradigm to bridge the gap between legacy approaches to more modern development environments (e.g., Simulink) without compromising accuracy, fidelity, or computational efficiency; expanding component, subsystem, or system-level perspective toward answering family-of-system and/or system interoperability questions; and use in-water data and high-fidelity modeling and simulation to arrive at well-thought tactical strategies for the warfighter. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Physics, Acoustics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science is desired. Experience in the following is preferred: Undersea system physics-based modeling and simulation; system engineering perspective; signal processing and acoustic propagation; and MATLAB/Simulink and C/C++. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.
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