Research and Development Engineer (Signal Processing Engineer)

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
03/27/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
86580
Level/Salary Band:
  • 01 – L – Exempt
  • 02 – M – Exempt
  • 03 – N – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Department:
Sensors and Signal Processing
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

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. As a Signal Processing Engineer your responsibilities include, but are not limited to conducting signal processing and machine learning research and analysis using underwater acoustic sensors and system data. 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 higher, 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 Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Acoustics Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is preferred. 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. Experience with the following is required: Matlab, Python, C, and/or C++. 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 fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

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