Research and Development Engineer
Penn State University
The Communications Systems Division of the Communications, Information and Navigation Office (CINO) within the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is looking for motivated and talented engineers to join our team. This position will be working with senior technical staff to research, design, develop, integrate, and test advanced wireless RF communications systems. Responsibilities include: Software design; develop C/C++ or equivalent code to interface with developed hardware and associated interfaces (SPI, I2C, etc); integration of Software Defined Radio (SDR) hardware/software components; evaluate/develop communication security protocols; and MATLAB/LabVIEW modeling and simulation. This job will be filled as a level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science is preferred. Experience with basic RF principles, embedded software/hardware, wireless/cyber security, C-Language programming experience, is highly desired. Prior experience with the following is required: Computer Networking; communications protocols - OSI stack,UDP/TCP/IP; and familiarity with wireless specifications such as cellular(4G/5G)/WiFi (802.11). Candidates must be a team player. 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. 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. This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment.
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