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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Seeking motivated mid to senior level Computer Science and Software Engineers to join our growing Department at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University. This role involves software engineering and implementation of object oriented Python and C++ on Linux operating system and the ability to perform algorithm implementation and integration to support a variety of signal processing research processes and applications. Although this position demands rigorous characteristics from the applying individual, ARL fosters some of the greatest minds that the Department of Defense has to offer and therefore will also train/mentor individuals in becoming proficient in various areas of expertise.
This position will be filled at a Research and Development Engineer level 3 or 4 depending on your education and work experience. Minimally requires a Bachelors' degree in an engineering or science discipline and five years' related experience for a level 3. Additional education and/or experience is required for higher level positions. A Masters' degree or a PHD in Computer Science is preferred.
What you will do
Design and develop code to support signal processing for wireless communications, software defined radios (SDRs)
Design and develop solutions for various system level needs such as application development, libraries, wrapper development and device driver development
Take theoretical procedures and attempt to leverage them towards solving current national security based problems
Participate in leading edge / basic research, with the opportunity to take ownership of tasks and project, as well as contributing to the development of future research
Contribute to the development of the latest cutting edge analytic algorithms and be empowered to push those concepts into operation
Leverage your technical strengths and adapt them to new and adjacent areas of interest.
Perform real-time or post experimental signal analyses or modeling and simulation of signals
Enhance your knowledge base by testing algorithms on a variety of environmental conditions such as underwater (submarines, torpedoes, etc.), on land (antenna mast, mobile-mobile vehicular systems, etc.), and in the air (counter-UAS such as drones or other inflight systems)
Additional responsibilities of a level 4 include:
Manage multiple and/or large Software Engineering projects
Provide technical leadership within the division for Software Engineering programs.
Mentor and train assigned employees in the development of technical, project, and business development skills.
What you need to be successful
o Atlassian tools or other Configuration Management software
o Configuration Management
o Quality Assurance
o Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment
Knowledge and exposure to prototyping, signal processing, FPGA, cellular, wireless, algorithms, communications and creative thinking
Software engineering in MATLAB, Python, and C++ with a Linux operating system environment
An ability to take your technical strengths and adapt them to new and adjacent areas of interest
If you have the skills listed above, the desire to learn, and the following, then your value just went up!
Experience with other Object Oriented (OO) languages such as Java
Experience with Database Design, SQL, NoSQL
Enjoy collaborating and learning with a team of fellow brilliant researchers to develop the next level of processing and analysis algorithms
Possess an inquisitive mind and have a passion to develop the best software and hardware solutions
Why work for us
We offer an environment where you have the ability to stretch yourself technically
We provide a dynamic research environment where one can work on a variety of problems and tasks
Excellent Work/Life balance with a generous time-off policy
75% off Penn State tuition for you and your family
State College is called Happy Valley for a reason!
WE ARE the home of the Penn State Nittany Lions. As part of the Big Ten Conference, we are a sporting event mecca. Penn State's multi-purpose arena also hosts some of the world's best entertainers. Being situated in central Pennsylvania, we are situated near 4 state parks, have miles of biking and hiking trails and many streams and lakes for fishing and water sports. If you want a day trip or weekend getaway, we are within reach of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, Washington DC, and Hersheypark. Needing to travel further, our local airport can literally take you anywhere else!
Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is a Department of Defense (DoD) designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), which serves as a center of research excellence in a multitude of areas. ARL conducts basic and applied research, exploratory development, and advanced development in support of the U.S. government organizations; contributes to the educational objectives and research goals of Penn State; and promotes the transfer of advanced technology to the U.S. government.
The mission of ARL's Communications Systems Division of the Communications, Information, and Navigation Office (CINO) is to provide innovative solutions to challenging national problems in sea, land, air, space, and cyber domains through basic and applied research, rapid prototyping, as well as demonstration and fielding of technologies. CINO focuses on developing the most advanced technologies and to provide expert knowledge for our Navy, Army, and other U.S. government sponsors in the following concentrations: Communications and Imaging, Cyber Innovation, Navigation Research and Development, Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, Information Science and Technology, Visualization and Decision Support, Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies.
Candidate selected may be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory 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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