Computer Software Engineer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Applied Enterprise Systems
Full/Part Time:


The Applied Enterprise Department of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking entry level Computer Software Engineers to perform research and development on computer software for the US Department of Defense (DoD). You will independently design and take responsibility for key parts of the software and become familiar with web development using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Current technologies in use on these projects include Java, C++, ngBolt, and Angular, but the opportunity exists to choose technologies with which to research and experiment. The applications will interact with large systems developed by a number of corporations, and you will create interfaces to software designed by a wide variety of program participants. 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. A Bachelor’s degree in a computer related discipline, such as Computer Science or Computer Engineering, Information Science, or Electrical Engineering is desired. Prior experience or an internship in web development using HTML5 and JavaScript, Java, the Grails framework, and Angular is highly preferred. 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.

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