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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
We are searching for Research & Development Engineers to join our Electronic Systems Department (ESD) of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University (PSU). ARL-PSUs purpose is to develop innovative engineering and technology solutions to challenging national problems in support of the Navy, DoD, and Intel communities. These positions will be an integral part of multi-disciplinary engineering teams that will collaborate in the development of custom hardware, firmware, and autonomous software running on small embedded processor systems, complex network distributed processing systems, and power systems. You will support or lead in the execution of programmatic activities to accomplish sponsor objectives and the department technical mission.
The mission of ESD is to develop and maintain expertise in the research, development, assembly, integration, and delivery of specialty electronic systems for undersea applications.
Develop system architectures and perform functional allocations
Design and analyze electrical circuits
Develop Software/Firmware for embedded hardware functions
Develop Technical Data Packages (TDPs) for designs
Write and present design specifications, status, and test reports
Contribute design effort estimations to proposals, reports and presentations
Collaborate with team members and nurture relationships with customers and vendors
Required skills/experience areas include:
Design, integration, and test of custom digital, analog, and power electronics
Embedded HW/SW experience (Microcontrollers, FPGAs, Real-time, Linux and Windows OS)
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Preferred skills/experience areas include:
Xilinx ISE/Vivado development environments
Xilinx System on Chip (SoC) devices
C/C++, Matlab, LabView, Verilog, VHDL
Digital design, analog design, networks, serial interfaces, power supplies
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout and routing (controlled impedance, tuning, and high speed)
Active security clearance
This position will be filled as a level 2, 3, or 4 depending upon successful candidate's education and experience. Minimally requires a Bachelors degree in an Engineering or Science based discipline plus 2 years related experience for a level 2. Additional education and/or experience required for higher level positions. A Masters degree or PHD in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering is preferred.
Responsibilities of a Level 3 include:
Assist in concept development and participate in the design of engineering systems; evaluate, select, and apply engineering process and techniques to assignments
Manage Electrical/Electronic Engineering projects of small or moderate size
Mentor and train employees in the development of technical, project, and business development skills
Contribute to proposals, reports and presentations
Responsibilities of a Level 4 include:
Manage multiple or large projects; plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of the work of a major program.
Identify program follow-on work and persuade sponsors to fund; impact customer decisions and strategies
May chair sessions at technical meetings; give papers and/or presentations; participate in external seminars, workshops, professional societies and committees
Make substantial contributions to determining feasibility of goals/objectives; evaluate proposed or ongoing projects
ARL at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University center of excellence in defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas.
You will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on ARL, visit our web site at www.arl.psu.edu.
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