R&D Embedded Design Engineering Associate R9110 at The University of Texas at Austin – Applied Research Laboratories

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Employer: The University of Texas at Austin – Applied Research Laboratories

Expires: 07/31/2020

Responsibilities:Hardware and software support of existing systems and sensors.  This includes calibration, characterization and testing.Lead in design/development and implementation of new systems and sensors.  This includes hardware/software development along with calibration, characterization and testing.Support at sea testing for systems.Assist with hardware procurement.Assist electrical and mechanical technicians with various tasking.  Management of student development and tasking.Document results and designs in a clear and concise way using proper software source control methodologies.Other related functions as assigned.Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Demonstrated ability with analog and/or digital circuit design and board/component level testing as well as basic experience with PCB layouts. Experience with programming for embedded systems. Familiarity with principles of ADC’s, data acquisition, and/or acoustic measurements. Experience with instrumentation such as oscilloscopes and function generators. Familiarity with spectrum analyzers. Experience with Matlab. Applicant must be highly organized, capable of planning, coordinating multiple tasks, and managing their time. The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving, sound engineering judgment, and good communication skills. Willingness/ability to perform frequent domestic/foreign travel up to 30 percent. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information/maintain professional demeanor/work as a team member without daily supervision. Able to work under pressure and accept supervision. Regular/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 engineering. Two years of experience developing or supporting sensor data acquisition systems. Experience with mixed-signal circuit design (analog/digital). Demonstrated experience with Hardware Description Languages. Strong familiarity with Vivado and Xilinx SDK. Strong familiarity with C language. Strong familiarity with principles of software engineering in the LabVIEW and LabVIEW RealTime environment.  Strong familiarity with instrumentation such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function generators. Some experience with embedded hardware design such as FPGAs, DSPs or MCUs. Some familiarity with IEEE bus standards such as I2C, SPI, RS-232, USB. and  GPIO. Experience working at-sea with instrumentation equipment. Prior work experience in professional or research oriented software development. Demonstrated skills in designing, building and deploying measurement and instrumentation hardware systems.  Experience with signal processing using Matlab. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills. Cumulative GPA of 3.0.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:May work in all weather conditions, extreme temperatures and standard office conditions. May work around electrical/mechanical hazards. Use of manual dexterity, climbing of stairs, and lifting and moving. Offshore work on ships.Interstate/Intrastate travel.Some weekend, evening and holiday work.Required Materials:Resume/CV3 work references with their contact information including email addresses; at least one reference should be from a supervisorLetter of interest addressing your experiences with the following: electronic hardware, programming for embedded systems, circuit design (analog/digital) and field work.  Please also state if you have ever had access to classified information.Unofficial college transcript