Research & Development Engineer (Software Programmer)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) - Synthetic Environment Applications Lab
Full/Part Time:


The Synthetic Environment Applications Lab at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University (PSU) is looking for a Software Programmer during the timeframe of May to August 2018. We are seeking a talented, experience and highly motivated Computer Engineer to assist in the development, test and transition of Java based software systems. The candidate will work within an agile environment to develop and deliver quality software solutions. As part of the team, the candidate will be responsible for the development of Java based web services including aspects of server, client, and web components. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Must have experience in technologies such as D3, Cesium, Java, Python, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, relational (PostgreSQL) and non-rational (noSQL) data bases and have a solid understanding of data structures and object-oriented design (ODD) concepts. Strong communication and organizational skills are key to working within this team environment. 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.

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