Research and Development Engineer 1 (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
Full/Part Time:


The Synthetic Environment Applications Lab at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is looking for a Software Engineer. Responsibilities include: software development, software and hardware integration, data integration, technical task execution and reporting. This individual will assume a technical support role and will work with other ARL personnel and sponsors in an unclassified and classified environment. 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 Computer Science, Information Science and Technology or Computer Engineering is desired. Preferred experience includes: C++, C, JAVA, Python, Git, SQL, HTML/CSS, Unity, 3D Data Visualization. Background in software development, human computer interfaces, databases and networked systems required. Candidate selected may 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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