Signal Processing Engineer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Sensors and Signal Processing


The Communications, Information and Navigation Office (CINO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for motivated and talented engineers to join our Sensors and Signal Processing Department, part of the Autonomy and Intelligent Systems Division. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to conducting signal processing and machine learning research and analysis using underwater acoustic sensors and system Data. Experience with the following is required: Matlab, Python, C, and/or C++. Experience with the following is preferred: Adaptive beamforming; active signal design; matched filter processing; passive narrowband and broadband signal detection; tracking and localization; background noise estimation; classification; machine learning; design and execution of testing procedures; environmental acoustics; and underwater acoustic simulation tools. Requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline and two (2) years of experience. A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Acoustics Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is preferred. Travel will be required to support local testing and attend meetings. This position will be cross posted as both a staff and faculty opportunity. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. 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