Research and Development Engineer (Automotive Embedded Systems Engineer)

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
04/17/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
87168
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – M – Exempt
  • 03 – N – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Department:
Complex System Engineering and Monitoring Applications Engineering
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

The Complex System Engineering and Monitoring Applications Engineering Department in the Systems and Operations Automation Division of the Materials and Manufacturing Office within the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking an Automotive Embedded Systems Engineer. Responsibilities include: Perform code reviews and execute projects within a defined schedule; complete embedded hardware setup and configuration; conduct validation testing on embedded hardware and systems; analyze, develop, and evaluate large-scale complex systems for a range of vehicles (light to heavy duty); reverse engineer vehicular electronic systems; design, implement, test, and document Engine Control Unit (ECU) firmware; deliver quality C code in a real-time embedded environment; debug and fix issues with embedded systems and Controller Area Networks (CAN); integrate and update hardware in vehicular CAN; and interface with ECUs in vehicles. This job will be filled as a 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 or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Prior experience with UART, I2C, SPI, and/or CAN bus is required. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment. ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

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