Research and Development Engineer (Engineer Multiple Disciplines)
Penn State University
The Undersea Systems Office (USO) has openings for motivated entry and mid-level Engineers to team with mentors and work on complex system-of-systems concepts and development of prototypes to demonstrate concepts. Multiple engineering and science disciplines are needed. You will be assigned, individually or as part of a team, responsibilities in one or more of the following areas: signal processing; data fusion; tracking and guidance; transducer design; mechanical design; electrical design; software engineering; modeling physical systems; system simulation; testing of systems and subsystems, either in a virtual sense, in the laboratory, or in the field; post-run analysis and design refinement; design trade-offs; and concept of operations analysis. 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. Knowledge of one or more of the following areas is preferred: acoustics; digital design; LabVIEW; and real-time software programming. Required experience areas include some combination of: familiarity with signal processing; competency in writing software (C, C++, Ada, or Fortran) for engineering applications; familiarity with MATLAB/Simulink; and proficiency in Microsoft Office tools. Excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated accountability, and good time management is necessary. A willingness to work within a team environment is also necessary. Some domestic travel may be 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.
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