Research and Development Engineer (Navigation Systems Engineer)
The Navigation Research and Development Division, part of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University, located in Warminster, PA, is seeking Navigation Systems Engineers. Responsibilities include: Develop new technology, navigation systems, GPS receivers and integration schemes for military platforms; conduct associated studies, analyses and simulations, experimentations, tests and evaluations; prepare research papers; and make presentations related to work performed. 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 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 for higher level positions) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics is desired. Experience with GPS, inertial sensors, inertial navigators and/or integration techniques strongly desired. Experience in either navigation, systems engineering, modeling and simulation or test and evaluation required. Good communication skills, including technical writing, are also required. 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. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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