Virtual Reality Programmer/Analyst

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
10/14/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
91418
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – J – Exempt
  • 03 – K – Exempt
  • 04 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Department:
Visualization Technology
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

An Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality developer and system integrator is needed for the Visualization Technology Department in the Visualization and Decision Support Division of the Communications, Information, and Navigation Office (CINO) within the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State. Responsibilities of this job include: Assume a specialized leadership role; software and system integration; VR system operation and administration; data integration; application and feature development; 3D content integration; application configuration and testing; feature documentation; and specialized technical task execution and reporting. This job will be filled as a level 2, level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree 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. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science and Technology or Computer Engineering is preferred. Prior experience in the following is desired: Application of software development; 3D content generation; and integration skills sets to develop and configure assets, features, and utilities for a Unity 3D-based synthetic environment framework. The following experience is required: Simulation or gaming content development (Unity3D highly preferred); 3D content development (3DS Max/Maya modeling, Photogrammetry, CAD, etc.), or geographic information systems (GIS) tool suites; familiarity with current available virtual/augmented/extended reality (VR/AR/XR) technologies; and familiarity with Agile Framework. The ideal candidate will have a background in AR/VR/3D content development, and data visualization technologies. Candidates 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