Research and Development Engineer 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – N – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Full/Part Time:


The Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS) Division of the Communications, Information and Navigation Office within the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a highly motivated, self-starting Software Engineer who desires to work in a growing area encompassing a variety of research and technology disciplines. AIS supports a number of research areas and programs in autonomous vehicles, acoustics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, signal/image processing, high performance/embedded computing, cybersecurity, UI/UX, and Test & Evaluation. Duties will include performing research related to machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence; developing signal processing algorithms for systems and subsystems; and contributing to white papers and proposals related to the mentioned research. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering or an Engineering Science are preferred. Additional experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, signal/image processing, high-performance computing, systems engineering, cybersecurity, and Test & Evaluation is desirable. Experience with programming languages and development environments is required. The applicant must possess good communication and writing skills, and will have opportunities for professional growth. 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.

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