R&D Systems Engineering Associate

University Of Texas At Austin Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 months ago

Job Posting Title:

R&D Systems Engineering Associate


Hiring Department:

Applied Research Laboratories


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:
40


FLSA Status:

Exempt


Earliest Start Date:

Immediately


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue


Location:

PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS


Job Description:

Design, develop, test, and deploy hardware and software systems for the collection and processing of measurement data relating to GPS/GNSS, survey, and geodesy.


Job Details:

Responsibilities

  • Develop systems designs and collection methods for specialized geodetic survey applications, employing expertise in physics, engineering, math, and science.

  • Contribute to all phases of the product life-cycle, including requirements development, design, integration, test, documentation, training, and maintenance.

  • Design and execute data collection efforts and analysis, compile results of data analysis.

  • Participate in project reviews and technical interface meetings to present system designs and test results to sponsors and other external organizations.

  • Present and publish work in trade conferences.

  • Provide technical assistance to users. Document and address bug reports.

  • Further develop knowledge and skills related to systems engineering, engineering design, geodesy, metrology, and software tools for data analysis and visualization.

  • Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree in electrical or mechanical engineering. Experience developing complex electromechanical systems. Applicant must have a dynamic skill set, willing to work with new technologies, be highly organized and capable of planning and coordinating multiple tasks and managing their time. The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving skills and excellent judgement. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without daily supervision and effectively communicate with diverse groups of clients. Able to work under pressure and accept supervision. Regular and punctual attendance. US Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in electrical or mechanical engineering. Experience designing analog-to-digital data acquisition systems. Experience implementing digital signal processing algorithms. Experience designing electronic circuits, power distribution systems, and printed circuit boards. Experience with mechanical fabrication and computer numerical control (CNC) machining. Experience with AutoDesk Inventor. Experience with Linux terminal-based environments including bash. Experience using Python/SciPy for data analysis and visualization.

General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the United States, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Salary Range

$69,500-$80,000+/negotiable depending on qualifications.

Working Conditions

  • Standard office conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Use of manual dexterity

  • Some weekend, evening and holiday work

  • Possible interstate/intrastate travel

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

  • Unofficial college transcripts

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find Jobs. Before you apply though, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will need to click the Upload button multiple times in order to attach your Resume, References and any additional Required Materials noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2019 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.


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