Part-Time Systems Engineer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Signal Technology Programs
Full/Part Time:


The Signal Technology Programs (STP) Department of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking a Part-Time Systems Engineer who has a background and interest in system engineering as applied to RF digital signal processing, algorithm development, and data analysis. This position will support a variety of programs in the Communications, Information, and Navigation Office (CINO), such as feasibility studies, performance analyses, and system/algorithm design. The selected individual will be part of a team whose primary function is to derive requirements for and develop signal processing systems and algorithms for new and unusual radar and communications signals. Many assignments will involve elements of algorithm design for signal detection, observables extraction, and geolocation. To perform on these assignments, the candidate will need comprehensive knowledge of digital signal processing, as well as direct experience in several of the following topics: beamforming; TDOA/FDOA; and the detection, estimation, tracking, classification, and analysis of multi-sensor system performance. This position requires at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Candidate 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 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