Research and Development Engineer Guidance and Control Engineer

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
09/25/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
91006
Level/Salary Band:
  • 01 – L – Exempt
  • 02 – M – Exempt
  • 03 – N – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Department:
Guidance and Control Technologies
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

The Undersea Systems Office (USO) within the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking entry level or junior level Engineers who have an interest in the areas of acoustics, signal/image processing, object tracking, autonomous control, and/or software development for autonomous undersea vehicles. You will be part of one or more design teams whose primary function is to develop guidance and control systems for autonomous undersea vehicles. Responsibilities include: algorithm design for vehicle guidance and control, including detection, classification, tracking and decision making; analysis of multi-sensor vehicle data for system performance; software development to support demonstration of algorithms; collaboration and communication with a team of peers; and documentation of all work through reports and presentations. 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 Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science/Engineering is preferred. Knowledge of the following is preferred: MATLAB; C++; object-oriented programming; and guidance and control systems. 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