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(65 Current Listings - Listings are pre-sorted by descending Job Number)
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74387 Grants and Contracts Administrator 1 Other Contracts Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Contracts Office at The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking a junior Grants and Contracts Administrator to: Assist in the proposal preparation process; assist with submission of proposals; assist with the review and process of financial and non-financial agreements (i.e., non-disclosure agreements and consulting agreements); assist with the negotiation of contract terms; inform University employees of special contractual requirements; monitor agreements for compliance with contractual requirements; process subcontractor invoices for payment; assist in closing out awards and sub-awards; consult with Research Accounting, Intellectual Property Office, Risk Management, Legal Counsel, and other central administration offices regarding special terms and conditions of sponsored programs as warranted; and ensure compliance with University guidelines. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Management is desired. Experience with various University systems (SIMS, Arlink, IBIS) is desired. Prior experience in a government contract facility is desired as well. The following experience areas are preferred: Proposal preparation process; reviewing and processing agreements (both financial and non-financial); a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations; invoice processing; and compliance assurance. 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.

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74384 Grants and Contracts Administrator Level 2-4 Other Contracts Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Contracts Office at The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking an experienced Grants and Contracts Administrator to: Pursue, negotiate, and administer sponsored programs; identify internal/external funding opportunities and monitor funding trends; review budget and budget justifications; oversee the proposal preparation process, supervise proposal staff, submit proposals; review and process financial and non-financial agreements; review agreements and sub-awards, monitor appropriateness of expenditures, negotiate contract terms, close out awards and sub-awards; notify University employees of special contractual requirements, advise and ensure compliance with University guidelines; provide training to University employees on grants and contracts administration; and consult with Research Accounting, Intellectual Property Office, Risk Management, Legal Counsel, and other central administration offices regarding special terms and conditions of sponsored programs. 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 a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four 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 Business Administration, Finance, or Management is desired. Experience with various University systems (SIMS, Arlink, IBIS) is preferred. Previous supervisory experience is also preferred. The following experience is required: Negotiation and administration of various government sponsor agreements; oversight of the proposal preparation process; the review and process of agreements (both financial and non-financial); negotiation of contract terms; a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations; and compliance assurance. 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.

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74183 Financial Manager Other Financial Reporting Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is looking for a Financial Manager to provide budget management and fiscal controls at ARL. You will serve as Office Business Manager for one of the major technical offices within ARL with responsibilities that include strategic planning, financial analysis, and financial reporting. Responsibilities include: Verify financial controls are maintained to assure that financial and budgetary information is in compliance with accounting/budgetary concepts and University policy and procedure, and assure approval paths, roles, and authorizations are established based on appropriate access and controls; manage the budget for all funds, including sponsored research, overhead, and fee, and assist in the budget development process; approve or oversee approval of all financial documents and transactions, including human resource, payroll, expenditure (including purchasing card and travel) and budget, and assure compliance with PSU/ARL policy and procedure as well as specific federal regulations; provide and/or coordinate advice on budget management, financial controls, and policy/procedure, and provide formal or informal training for staff; prepare reports, including analysis of historical and current trends and forecasting of future scenarios, and present findings to ARL, as well as to key central offices or advisory boards as needed; and supervise, train, and mentor assigned staff. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, or Accounting is desired. Experience in IBIS and Arlink is preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Candidate selected will 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. Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will also be required in addition to standard background checks.

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74152 Information Resources and Services Specialist (Control Specialist) Other Security Services Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Control Systems Department in The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a Control Specialist. Responsibilities include: Maintain the Control System (CS) for all internal and external controlled material for ARL, ensure all material is handled in accordance with safeguarding and accountability requirements, and assist ARL employees with compliance; identify, investigate, and resolve all discrepancies with controlled holdings and CS records; maintain and update practices and procedures pertaining to controlled material at ARL in accordance with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), other DoD policies, and sponsor requirements; conduct periodic inventories and assist with required self-inspections to ensure all controlled material is properly safeguarded; assist employees with the required bi-annual review and inventory of their holdings and the resolution of any discrepancies; review controlled material for control numbers, working paper requirements, and other necessary markings; collect, review, and prepare controlled material (hard drives, circuit boards, other hardware, etc.) to be sent to approved facilities for destruction, ensuring all CS records are updated accordingly; manage ARL's record repository for controlled material which includes verification and filing of all physical and electronic records of internal/external generated items, as well as items transferred to external facilities and/or sent for destruction; and identify and implement actions needed to better safeguard controlled material, and provide recommendations for procedural revisions to ensure compliance with government regulations. 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 a Bachelor's degree or higher , 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 Information Management, Library Science, or Configuration Management is desired. Experience with DoD industrial security in an academic and or research environment is ideal. In addition, experience with Security Information Management System (SIMS), database management, configuration management, library science, and information management are preferable. Experience with MS Office software, databases, and web applications is required. We are looking for a service-oriented team player with polished customer service, interpersonal, and office skills, including above average written and verbal communication skills. Candidates selected will 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. This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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74060 Part-Time Administrative Support Other Director's Office Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is looking for an energetic, organized, team-oriented, creative person to work for the Enterprise Operations Office and provide administrative assistance to the Human Resources Office and the Directors Office. Responsibilities include: Greet customers, answer telephone, provide directions or information, and solve routine issues; assist in the preparation of documents, reports, and presentations, proofread documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting, and collate, staple, and distribute duplicated materials; receive, process, and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information and materials; may assist with student recruitment; conduct the onboarding process at ARL, to include notifications, creation of unit-specific packets, and act as a point of contact for new hires to complete the process; maintain office files and provide files for DoD investigators; maintain inventory and order office supplies, arrange for equipment maintenance, and process internal work orders for facilities repairs/needs; prepare forms for routine data entry, perform routine data entry; maintain office calendar, schedule/cancel appointments and meetings; coordinate travel arrangements, make reservations, and process reimbursements; assist with the preparation and coordination of career fairs and other events, and attend as necessary; open, sort, and distribute mail; deliver and/or pick up and distribute documents, awards, or supplies; perform project work as needed; and perform other general office duties. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in a human resources or other professional environment is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is also required. You must possess the ability to exercise discretion and hold good interpersonal and customer service skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills. A demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to quality, detail, and accuracy is necessary to be successful in this position. Attendance at events and fairs may be necessary. 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.

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74059 Administrative Support Assistant, Level 2 Other Director's Office Professionals and Staff University Park
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is looking for an energetic, organized, team-oriented, creative person to work for the Enterprise Operations Office and provide administrative assistance to the Human Resources Office and the Directors Office. Responsibilities include: Greet customers, answer telephone, provide directions or information, and solve routine issues; assist in the preparation of documents, reports, and presentations, proofread documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting, and collate, staple, and distribute duplicated materials; receive, process, and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information and materials; may assist with student recruitment; conduct the onboarding process at ARL, to include notifications, creation of unit-specific packets, and act as a point of contact for new hires to complete the process; maintain office files and provide files for DoD investigators; maintain inventory and order office supplies, arrange for equipment maintenance, and process internal work orders for facilities repairs/needs; prepare forms for routine data entry, perform routine data entry; maintain office calendar, schedule/cancel appointments and meetings; coordinate travel arrangements, make reservations, and process reimbursements; assist with the preparation and coordination of career fairs and other events, and attend as necessary; open, sort, and distribute mail; deliver and/or pick up and distribute documents, awards, or supplies; perform project work as needed; and perform other general office duties. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in a human resources or other professional environment is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is also required. You must possess the ability to exercise discretion and hold good interpersonal and customer service skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills. A demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to quality, detail, and accuracy is necessary to be successful in this position. Attendance at events and fairs may be necessary. 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment. This is a 75% full-time equivalency (FTE) job. Will work 30 hours/week. Full Penn State benefits included.

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74058 Administrative Support Assistant, Level 2 Other Director's Office Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is looking for an energetic, organized, team-oriented, creative person to work for the Enterprise Operations Office and provide administrative assistance to the Human Resources Office and the Directors Office. Responsibilities include: Greet customers, answer telephone, provide directions or information, and solve routine issues; assist in the preparation of documents, reports, and presentations, proofread documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting, and collate, staple, and distribute duplicated materials; receive, process, and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information and materials; may assist with student recruitment; conduct the onboarding process at ARL, to include notifications, creation of unit-specific packets, and act as a point of contact for new hires to complete the process; maintain office files and provide files for DoD investigators; maintain inventory and order office supplies, arrange for equipment maintenance, and process internal work orders for facilities repairs/needs; prepare forms for routine data entry, perform routine data entry; maintain office calendar, schedule/cancel appointments and meetings; coordinate travel arrangements, make reservations, and process reimbursements; assist with the preparation and coordination of career fairs and other events, and attend as necessary; open, sort, and distribute mail; deliver and/or pick up and distribute documents, awards, or supplies; perform project work as needed; and perform other general office duties. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in a human resources or other professional environment is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is also required. You must possess the ability to exercise discretion and hold good interpersonal and customer service skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills. A demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to quality, detail, and accuracy is necessary to be successful in this position. Attendance at events and fairs may be necessary. 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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73988 Computer Software Engineer Other Applied Enterprise Systems Research and Development Engineer University Park
Job Description The Applied Enterprise Department of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking entry level Computer Software Engineers to perform research and development on computer software for the US Department of Defense (DoD). You will independently design and take responsibility for key parts of the software and become familiar with web development using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Current technologies in use on these projects include Java, C++, ngBolt, and Angular, but the opportunity exists to choose technologies with which to research and experiment. The applications will interact with large systems developed by a number of corporations, and you will create interfaces to software designed by a wide variety of program participants. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in a computer related discipline, such as Computer Science or Computer Engineering, Information Science, or Electrical Engineering is desired. Prior experience or an internship in web development using HTML5 and JavaScript, Java, the Grails framework, and Angular is highly preferred. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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73978 Student Administrative Support Other Embedded Systems Student Uniontown, PA
Job Description The Distributed Engineering Center of the Applied Research Laboratory located at the Penn State Fayette campus in Uniontown, PA is searching for a Business intern to support various activities. Responsibilities include: Answer phones; data entry; upkeep and maintenance of active vendor database; maintenance of office records and files; assist with the development and implementation of procedures to ensure efficient operations for internal staff and external customers; and SharePoint support for the ARL SharePoint environments. SharePoint responsibilities include building libraries, lists, and permissions management.

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73741 Information Systems Security Manager ISSM Other ARL Cyber Security Professionals and Staff University Park Campus
Job Description The Information Technology Services Division of the Enterprise Operations Office at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking an experienced ISSM to support the Cyber Security Department in both unclassified and classified environments and be responsible for the coordination, design, evaluation, and submission of critical compliance required documentation and controls applicable to new and existing security services, controls, solutions, processes, procedures, and policies in direct support of research and development. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Information Technology, or Computer Science is desired. The following is preferred: Operational experience with familiarity in security/event log auditing; experience with vulnerability scanning and mitigation utilizing Nessus or similar tool; familiarity with Windows, UNIX/Linux, and OSX operating system security; familiarity with TCP/ IP network analysis and network/packet level examination tools such as tcpdump, Zenmap, or Wireshark; familiarity with network monitoring tools such as Bro, Suricata, or Snort; familiarity with SEIM management such as Splunk; and familiarity with VMWare and management of Virtual Machines. Required experience areas include: Certification and accreditation processes such as RMF and DIACAP that directly supports research and development; policy and procedure development; test plan creation that directly supports research and development; security plan development; plan of action and milestone development; training material development; risk assessment planning and preparation; knowledge in NIST/ISO standards, DoD directives, and regulatory requirements; knowledge in the definition and interpretation of audit requirements; and the ability to certify and maintain information security related certification (GSLC, CISM, CISSP). You should possess: Effective analytical and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills; efficient organizational and multitasking skills; the ability to work independently and timely for the completion of tasks and projects; and the ability to work effectively in teams across multiple IT disciplines that directly support research and development. Candidate selected will 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.

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73735 Computational Methods Development Department Head Fluids and Structural Mechanics Computational Methods Development Faculty Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a Department Head for the Computational Methods Development Department in the Computational Mechanics Division of the Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Office (FDAO). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Technical Leadership: Work with the Division Head in defining strategic technical direction for the Department, in concert with the FDAO and ARL; coordinate code, model, and HPC developments in the Division; interface with other FDAO Divisions in developing office mission directed thrust areas; and lead advise, encourage, and facilitate personnel to create and explore innovative technologies, research, and sponsorship. Programmatic Leadership: Demonstrate capability and willingness to serve as Program Manager (PM) or Principal Investigator (PI) on Office and Lab programs; and identify and pursue new business opportunities as appropriate. Resource Management: Work closely with the leadership team for all FDAO and ARL programs; and properly plan, staff, and execute these programs to ensure all departmental personnel are appropriately tasked at all times. Personnel Management: Conduct performance evaluations; monitor performance metrics; and assess professional development. Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Minimum requirements include a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Nuclear Engineering, or Computational Science/Engineering plus at least 10 years of related work experience. At least three years of direct related work experience is desired. Relevant technical knowledge areas include: Fluid dynamics; structural dynamics; FSI; high fidelity simulation models; turbulence; multiphase flow; multiphysics simulations; reduced order model development; and high performance computing. Experience performing as PI and managing programs, along with a demonstrated track record of setting and meeting goals, is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary to be successful in this position. Candidate will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. citizenship is required. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

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73732 Cyber Information Assurance Analyst Other ARL Cyber Security Professionals and Staff University Park Campus
Job Description The Information Technology Services Division of the Enterprise Operations Office of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking an experienced Cyber Information Assurance Analyst to support the Cyber Security Department. You will assist in the coordination, design, evaluation, and submission of critical compliance required documentation and controls applicable to new and existing security services, controls, solutions, processes, procedures, and policies in direct support of research and development. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, 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 Information Security, Information Technology, or Computer Science is desired. The following is preferred: Operational experience, with familiarity in security/event log auditing; vulnerability scanning and mitigation utilizing Nessus, Retina, GFI Languard, or similar tool; and TCP/IP network analysis and network/packet level examination tools such as tcpdump, Zenmap, or Wireshark. Familiarity in the following is also preferred: Windows, UNIX/Linux, OSX operating system administration; network monitoring tools such as Bro, Suricata, or Snort; SEIM management such as Splunk, ELK, or Alienvault; and VMWare and management of Virtual Machines. Required experience areas include: Policy and procedure development; test plan creation that directly supports research and development; security plan development; plan of action and milestone development; training material development; and risk assessment planning and preparation. Knowledge in the following is also required: Certification and accreditation processes such as RMF and DIACAP that directly support research and development; NIST/ISO standards, DoD directives, and regulatory requirements; and definition and interpretation of audit requirements. The ability to certify and maintain information security related certification (Security+, CASP, GSEC, CISM, CISSP) is necessary. Soft skills include: Effective analytical and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills; efficient organizational, multitasking, and time management abilities; and an aptitude to work independently, as well as in teams across multiple IT disciplines that directly support research and development. Candidate selected will 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.

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73437 Research and Development Engineer (Mechanical Engineer) Other Mechanical Systems and Design Research and Development Engineer University Park
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for a motivated and talented engineer to join our Mechanical Systems and Design Department as part of a team whose primary function will be to analyze, test, and build hardware for undersea applications. Responsibilities include: Perform analyses and tests as directed by project leads; document findings and present at various levels; and support other members of the team. 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 a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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 Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering is desired. Experience/skills in the following are preferred: Vibration; thermodynamics/heat transfer; FEA software (ABAQUS preferred); MATLAB; Fortran; CAD (Unigraphics NX or other); and C. Familiarity with the operation of various structural test equipment and instruments is also preferred. The following skills/experience are required: Thermal/structural analysis; thermal/structural testing; and technical documentation creation. You will be required to travel occasionally to support tests and meetings. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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72990 Compliance Specialist Other ARL Business Office Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description Responsibilities include: Assist in the interface of internal and government audit reviews, log and compile audit documentation and coordinate audit response, maintain schedule of audit requests, the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) response, and follow-up of outstanding issues, facilitate on-site internal and government audits, and provide status updates; assist in the preparation and submission of ARL incurred cost submissions and rate proposals in accordance with the Uniform Guidance and Cost Accounting Standards; track compliance with ARL training modules, report compliance/non-compliance, and collaborate with ARL Information Technology to improve internal training compliance reports; assist with the creation and maintenance of policies and procedures, act as a non-bias party and adjudicator to help ensure compliance with ARL and University policies and procedures and Uniform Guidance regulations; and prepare monthly audit and compliance reports. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor'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. Audit and compliance experience is preferred. Exposure to Case Ware is desired. A background in a federal contract environment is required. You should be comfortable working individually, as well as in a team environment, and possess excellent interpersonal skills, to include oral and written communication skills. Candidate selected will 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. www.arl.psu.edu

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72883 R&D Engineer Level 1-2 (Materials Process Development Engineer) ARL Composite Materials Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Composite Materials Division of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking a highly motivated engineer to assist with various activities, which include processing and characterization of organic materials. Potential material systems include elastomers as well as carbon and glass reinforced thermosets. You may also be responsible for developing finite element models, set up and monitor experimental designs, and compile and analyze data for a wide range of multi-functional material systems designed for property enhancement and performance for a variety of applications. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, or Aerospace Engineering is desired. Experience in process development, design of experiments, and materials processing is preferred. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment. www.arl.psu.edu

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72620 Mechanical Engineering Support Specialist Other Experimental Support Professionals and Staff University Park
Job Description The Experimental Support Department, part of the Undersea Systems Office (USO) at The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), is looking for an Engineering Support Specialist to support multiple projects within the USO. Responsibilities include: supporting the supervising technical/engineering staff with the design, fabrication, modification, assembly and testing of mechanical components and systems as well as the design, drafting, fabrication and inspection of test fixtures and simple parts; powder metals processing and handling, fabrication, inspection, calibration and assembly of precision components and instrumentation into subsystems; configuring test set-ups, data compilation and documentation; operation, maintenance and repair of test facilities and equipment supporting test facility operations; operate computers used for data acquisition and control and CAD. This job will be filled as a level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Associate's degree or higher in a technical program or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. An Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or Engineering Technology, graduation from a technical trade school or military experience is desired. Experience with MIG, TIG, stick welding, AutoCAD or similar and MS Word and Excel is preferred. Must be proficient with the formulation and documentation of powder metal processing protocols, inspection reports, and inventory control of powders and processing materials. Knowledge of materials characterization including powder rheology, density and microscopy required. Proficiency in the following is required: Operating various machine and hand tools; detailed mechanical assembly; precision measurement; drawing interpretation; and procedure adherence. Familiarity with standard mechanical troubleshooting tools and techniques is necessary. Travel to field sites may be required. Candidates selected will 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. www.arl.psu.edu

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72618 Engineering Designer Other Mechanical & Electrical Design Professionals and Staff University Park
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University has multiple openings in our Mechanical and Electrical Design Department for PCB Engineering Designers. Responsibilities include: Create electronic components, schematics, printed wiring boards, circuit card assemblies, bills of materials, and other documentation using accepted methods and techniques; support research engineering programs utilizing computer aided design, documentation, databases, and/or manufacturing software tools; assist or design, integrate, and package mechanical and electrical components into assemblies as part of larger systems, in collaboration with R&D engineers, engineering support specialists, and senior personnel; for level 3, provide recommendations on component selection, ease of manufacturing and assembly, and cost effective design; utilize computer aided design software to create design documentation, including notes and manufacturing information, and ensure work is in compliance with accepted standards; perform department tasks related to copying, filing, and database entry, including classified and unclassified documentation control; respond to requests for information from the manufacturing and assembly teams; and participate in design meetings. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Associate's degree or higher in a Drafting or related discipline or higher plus three 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. An Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Drafting and Design Technology is desired. Experience in the following is preferred: Altium PCB software (v16) or a similar design tool; Microsoft Office Excel, and Access; and Impedance Matching circuit design. Familiarization with Product Data Management concepts or software tools is also preferred. Experience in the following is required: Layout and design of Printed Circuit Board component creation, schematic layout, printed wiring board layout, and circuit card assemblies; documentation of design and creation of board manufacturing and component placement output files; and electronic CADD software tools. Knowledge of analog and digital design requirements and component selection and function is also required. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments. www.arl.psu.edu

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72557 R&D Engineer (Systems Engineer) Other Systems Engineering Research and Development Engineer University Park
Job Description This position will lead teams through the development of complex systems, applying best practices in customer needs analysis, requirements development, systems architecture and concept development, analysis of alternatives, system and requirements decomposition, detailed design processes, systems and process modeling, systems integration and test, and verification planning and execution. Responsibilities include: Tailor systems engineering processes and techniques to a wide range of technology development activities that span early technology innovation to early acquisition in their development life-cycle, adapt and augment available tools to provide the necessary work products as specified by the customer, consistent with budgetary and schedule constraints; organize and manage multi-disciplinary teams and assist in project management; maintain a working knowledge of DoD, with particular focus on Department of the Navy system engineering practices; maintain awareness of systems engineering tools and techniques; and assist in mentoring other engineers and students with ongoing projects. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred for higher level positions) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics is desired. Previous experience with Department of Defense or Department of Navy is preferred. The successful candidate should be inquisitive, proactive, and interested in learning new tools and techniques. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments. www.arl.psu.edu

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72546 R&D Engineer Level 2-4 Other Computational Mechanics Research and Development Engineer University Park
Job Description The Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Office of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking CFD Engineers to join the Computational Mechanics Division. You will perform advanced computational fluid dynamics and multi-physics analysis using state-of-the-art in-house and commercial software. You will also be expected to mature and develop business relationships and programs with other ARL offices, industry, and government, and eventually take partial ownership of project portfolios and salary coverage. 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 a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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 (Master’s degree or PhD is strongly preferred) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering Science and Mechanics is desired. Specific knowledge/experience with Star-CCM+, Pointwise, and industry standard post-processing tools is highly desired. Additional knowledge of DNS/LES techniques, signatures, rotor-craft, and/or nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics physics is preferred. Candidates possessing an active Secret or Top Secret security clearance will be given preference. Linux command high-performance scientific computing experience is essential. Strong skills in C++, version control systems, and parallel programming and/or software execution is also essential. Experience in one or more of the following areas is required: Overset grid methods; unstructured and adaptive grid algorithms; multiphase flows; vehicle maneuvering; fluid-structure interaction; ship hydrodynamics; and turbo-machinery. The ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, and good interpersonal skills are necessary to be successful. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments. www.arl.psu.edu

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72476 Wage Undergrad Other Network & Engineering Student University Park
Job Description The Network and Engineering Department of the Applied Research Laboratory is seeking an undergraduate student to assist in the Information Technology support at the Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel (GTWT). The duties would include, but are not limited to, physically setting up desktop computers, installing software, maintaining printers, and aiding full time staff with "help" calls. Knowledge of Windows, Mac, and Linux preferred but not required. Experience assembling and configuring computer hardware preferred but not required. Mandatory Position Description Requirements: The student must be a Freshman or Sophomore and will work up to 20 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and up to 40 hours during the summer semester. Job Requirements: You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. The selected candidate will be subject to a government security investigation. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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72183 Engineering Support Specialist (Electrical Engineering Support Specialist) Other Electrical Engineering Support Professionals and Staff University Park
Job Description The Electrical Engineering Support Department, part of the Undersea Systems Office (USO) at The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), is looking for multiple Electrical Engineering Support Specialists to support multiple projects within the USO. Responsibilities include: Assist in the layout, fabrication, assembly, documentation, and testing of standard and non-standard electronic equipment; assist in the selection and purchase of materials and components; interact with vendors; install, calibrate, operate, and/or maintain standard and non-standard equipment, experimental hardware, and/or computer systems in the laboratory or in the field; identify system faults, and repair/adjust standard and non-standard equipment as required; assist senior technical/engineering staff in gathering, compiling, and archiving test data in the laboratory or in the field; and work as part of a test project support team in the laboratory or in the field. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. An Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, graduation from a technical trade college/vocational technical school (electronics), or military experience (electronics) is desired. Experience in CAD PCB layout and schematic capture (Altium) is preferred. Light physical effort is required to assemble and/or operate equipment. Experience in electronics testing and troubleshooting, fabrication, and/or electro-mechanics is required. Computer literacy, general experience in operating electronic test equipment, and the ability to assemble and test electronic circuity is also required. Travel to field sites is necessary. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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71938 Research Faculty (Fluid Machinery Department Head) Fluids and Structural Mechanics Faculty Engineer University Park Campus
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking a Department Head for the Fluid Machinery Department (FMD) in the Fluid Dynamics Division of the Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Office (FDA). Through its research, the Division serves both the mission of the ARL as a Navy sponsored University Affiliated Research Center and the Land Grant mission of the University. The FMD is ARL’s leading resource for expertise in analytical and experimental fluid machinery, vehicle dynamics/control, device performance testing, and flow diagnostics. The FMD works in tandem with the Fluids Research Department on a broad spectrum of flow related research and development projects ranging from basic research and development through prototype development and commercial transition. These projects comprise a mix of both development-oriented contracts with specific deliverables and exploratory research grants, the former being predominant. Specific areas of specialization include hydrodynamic turbo-machinery devices pumps, propellers, propulsors and marine renewable energy devices, with emphasis on performance and noise, vehicle dynamics and control, and rotor craft technology. The FDA Office is well equipped for hydrodynamic turbomachinery research and development with testing resources including unique high and low Reynolds number facilities and state of the art instrumentation. Department employees are expected to develop their own funded research programs consisting of individual and collaborative efforts. Collaboration across ARL departments and with Penn State faculty is strongly encouraged and is a unique feature of the ARL work environment. The FMD head, who reports to the head of the Fluid Dynamics Division, is expected to develop and conduct interdisciplinary research projects, as well as provide technical expertise and direction through the development of outstanding research. Responsibilities include the operation and management of the department, including preparation and execution of department budgets, strategic planning, and workforce and resource development. Travel is involved in the execution of these responsibilities. Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. You must have a strong background in experimental or analytical fluid dynamics, with an emphasis in fluid machinery and/or vehicle dynamics. Solid presentation skills are required. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are critical. You must be capable of leading a strong research group of faculty and engineers in a program management capacity. Travel will be required. Applicants will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. citizenship is required. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

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71837 Research and Development Engineer (Fluid Machinery Department Head) Fluids and Structural Mechanics R&D Engineer University Park Campus
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a Department Head for the Fluid Machinery Department (FMD) in the Fluid Dynamics Division of the Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Office (FDA). Through its research, the Division serves both the mission of the ARL as a Navy sponsored University Affiliated Research Center and the Land Grant mission of the University. The FMD is ARL’s leading resource for expertise in analytical and experimental fluid machinery, vehicle dynamics/control, device performance testing, and flow diagnostics. The FMD works in tandem with the Fluids Research Department on a broad spectrum of flow related research and development projects ranging from basic research and development through prototype development and commercial transition. These projects comprise a mix of both development-oriented contracts with specific deliverables and exploratory research grants, the former being predominant. Specific areas of specialization include hydrodynamic turbo-machinery devices pumps, propellers, propulsors and marine renewable energy devices, with emphasis on performance and noise, vehicle dynamics and control, and rotor craft technology. The FDA Office is well equipped for hydrodynamic turbomachinery research and development with testing resources including unique high and low Reynolds number facilities and state of the art instrumentation. Department employees are expected to develop their own funded research programs consisting of individual and collaborative efforts. Collaboration across ARL departments and with Penn State faculty is strongly encouraged and is a unique feature of the ARL work environment. The FMD head, who reports to the head of the Fluid Dynamics Division, is expected to develop and conduct interdisciplinary research projects, as well as provide technical expertise and direction through the development of outstanding research. Responsibilities include the operation and management of the department, including preparation and execution of department budgets, strategic planning, and workforce and resource development. Travel is involved in the execution of these responsibilities. This job will be filled as a level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master’s degree or PhD in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline is highly desired. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. You must have a strong background in experimental or analytical fluid dynamics, with an emphasis in fluid machinery and/or vehicle dynamics. Solid presentation skills are required. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are critical. You must be capable of leading a strong research group of faculty and engineers in a program management capacity. Travel will be required. Applicants will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. citizenship is required. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. www.arl.psu.edu

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71778 Computational Scientist Fluids and Structural Mechanics Computational Methods Development Faculty Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Computational Scientist for our Computational Methods Development Department, located in the Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Office. Responsibilities include: Perform physics-based code development, verification, and validation in new and existing business areas, including overset grid methods, unstructured and adaptive grid algorithms, multiphase flows, vehicle maneuvering, fluid-structure interaction, ship hydrodynamics, and turbo-machinery; mature and develop business relationships and programs with other ARL offices, industry, and government; pursue new relationships with academic departments on campus; and work towards promotion in the faculty ranks. Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Minimum requirements include a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, or another related field. You must have strong skills in C++, version control systems, and parallel programming, and you will be expected to contribute substantially to the development of state-of-the-art DES/LES and fluid-structure interaction codes. Additional knowledge of the commercial codes, especially StarCCM+ is highly desirable, as is familiarity with Pointwise and post-processing tools. Command line Linux high performance computing experience is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Candidate will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. citizenship is required. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

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71762 Director of Diversity Enhancement and Student Programs Other Director's Office Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University 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. ARL is committed to inclusion excellence. Through our values of Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence, and Community, we strive to foster and embrace a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Office of Diversity Enhancement and Student Programs at ARL is seeking a Director. The Director will be responsible for establishing and directing the activities of the inaugural Office of Diversity Enhancement and Student Programs. This Office serves as an advocate for all diversity initiatives and student success throughout ARL. Responsibilities include: Develop and administer ARL’s diversity outreach programs for students, faculty, and staff; collaborate with leadership to integrate diversity and inclusion strategies into the workforce strategy; act as ARL’s liaison to academic units across the University, as well as outside organizations, in support of underrepresented students, staff, and faculty; develop student programs designed to recruit, mentor, and support aspiring scientists and engineers; serve as student advocate to provide professional development and ensure student employee success; serve as a recruiting resource by attending multicultural career fairs and other networking events; develop and lead diversity and inclusion instruction and training; define and implement metrics and measurement tools; develop and manage the budgetary needs of the Office; and manage the Administrative Support Coordinator. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master's or PhD in a related field is desired. Prior experience securing funding for student and diversity programs is a plus. Prior experience working with student and/or diversity programs is required. You must possess a working knowledge of higher education and understand the multiple demands placed on today’s students, staff, and faculty in a research environment. You must also be knowledgeable of all applicable University policies and state and federal laws associated with equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people to build positive vision, direction, and results related to ARL strategic initiatives is necessary. Effective communication and leadership skills are essential. A record of successfully managing large-scale projects and change initiatives is also required. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Candidate selected may be subject to a government security investigation. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

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71761 Diversity and Student Programs Coordinator Other Director's Office Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking to fill the position of Diversity and Student Programs Coordinator. This position will report to the Director of Diversity and Student Programs and provide support for the Diversity and Student Programs Office. Responsibilities include: Work with hiring managers to identify ARL student hiring needs; assist with the student hiring requisition process; enter requisition information to internal ARL job sites; maintain and update ARL student job posting tracking forms; respond to student inquiries regarding positions, applications, and process; may assist with the screening of resumes; assist with interviews and hiring process of selected student employees; assist with the coordination of diversity events, to include diversity committee activities, networking events, and career fairs; assist with data collection for diversity and student reporting; track and monitor student grant funding as appropriate; and assist with the processing and tracking of office expenses. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree in a related field is desired. Experience with IBIS, ARLink, and ARLED is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required. You must be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented, exhibit a high degree of professionalism, discretion, and independent judgement, have the ability to manage multiple priorities, and possess strong written and oral communication skills. A strong commitment to student success and diversity and inclusion initiatives is necessary to be successful in this position. Candidate selected may 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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71665 Engineering Support Specialist, Level 2-4 Fluids and Structural Mechanics Facilities and Instrumentation Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Facilities and Instrumentation Department, part of the Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Office (FDAO) at The Applied Research Laboratory, is looking for an engineering support specialist to support experimental projects in most of the facilities within the FDAO. Responsibilities include: Assist with the design, fabrication, and support of facility testing as well as field testing; provide both mechanical and electrical technical assistance for projects; provide backup support for facility operators, balance machine operations, hardware inventory, calibrations, mechanical and electrical installations, surface-mount soldering, and fabrication of research prototype hardware and sensors; and PLC implementation and designs. 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 in a technical program 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. An Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering and Industrial Design Technology, or Applied Technologies is desired. Experience in a research and development testing environment, as well as programming experience, is preferred. Light physical effort is required to assemble and/or operate equipment. Proficiency in the following is required: Soldering; cable making; mechanical assembly; electronic systems; instrumentation; PLC control systems; electronic systems design; instrumentation calibration; sensor installation/potting; computer literacy; and operation of electronic test equipment. Familiarity with standard electronic and instrumentation troubleshooting is also required. You must be able to enter small spaces and work in confined environments and off ladders. In addition, you should be comfortable working in a team environment, as well as working independently, possess good oral and written communication skills, and good interpersonal skills. Candidate selected will 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.

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71639 Research and Development Engineer (Vehicle Systems and Test Engineer) Undersea Weapons Research and Development Engineer Keyport, Washington
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is looking for a test engineer to join our Vehicle Operations Department located in Keyport, WA, to support maintenance, repair, and operations. Responsibilities include: Systems Engineering: Lead the maintenance, repair, and operations of ARL’s Large Test Vehicles (LTV) to include the electrical, logical, and mechanical systems with a focus on reliability; develop a systems understanding of software, hardware, and mechanical interfaces for the Large Diameter Vehicles; document vehicle interfaces for the integration of experiments and payloads; specify and assist in vehicle design changes to improve performance or correct deficiencies; and troubleshoot or direct the troubleshooting of vehicle systems and subsystems; Engineering Support: Assist in the layout, fabrication, assembly, documentation, and testing of standard and non-standard electronic equipment; assist in the selection and purchase of materials and components; interact with vendors; install, calibrate, operate, and/or maintain standard and non-standard equipment, experimental hardware, and/or computer systems in the laboratory or in the field; and identify system faults, repair/adjust standard and non-standard equipment as required; Program Execution: Assist ARL Principal Investigators (API) with proposals utilizing ARL LTV; support API in discussions with sponsors to include conceptual design of payloads, sensors and subsystems, and vehicle modifications to support customer payloads and CONOPs; coordinate and lead test CONOPs planning; assist in authoring SOWs and maintain required SOWs; assist API with determining cost of vehicle field testing; assist in planning and coordinating the deployment LTVs and personnel to test locations; act as primary POC and liaison between ARL State College, PA, ARL Keyport, WA, NUWC Keyport, WA, and US Navy; assist with the coordination of the integration of experiments into the vehicles; generate vehicle test plans and conduct Test Readiness Reviews (TRR); act as primary coordinator with range personnel and other outside entities to facilitate test execution to include testing approvals, handling and lifting equipment, and craft support; perform vehicle deck checks and other pre-deployment preparations; operate the vehicle during test events; and manage vehicle performance data, assist with vehicle performance reports to test stakeholders, and maintain reliability database. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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 Electrical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering is desired. Prior military experience (electronics) is also desired. Experience with LabVIEW tools is preferred. Experience in CAD PCB layout and schematic capture is also preferred. Light physical effort is required to assemble and/or operate equipment. Experience in electronics testing and troubleshooting, fabrication, and/or electromechanics is required. Computer literacy and the ability to assemble and test electronic circuity is also required. Travel to field sites is necessary for this position. Up to 50% travel to the ARL State College, PA, office is required during the first year of employment; after the first year of employment, this travel will decrease. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment. www.arl.psu.edu

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71615 Research and Development Engineer (Software Engineer) Undersea Weapons Research and Development Engineer University Park Campus
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking a talented, experienced, Software Engineer to oversee leadership of teams and projects that involve extensive cooperation and coordination between multiple departments across the University and with external customers. Responsibilities include: Design, develop, and test real-time embedded software for autonomous systems; manage teams of software engineers to achieve project goals; serve as an interface between engineers and management; take ownership of development plans; and identify and mobilize resources to achieve goals, ensuring that software projects complete on time and within budget. This job will be filled as a level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering is desired. Experience with embedded real-time and multi-threaded applications and the agile software management process is preferred. Proficiency in C, C++, Windows, and Linux is required. Prior experience managing a team or teams to develop software products is critical. You should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of software engineering principles, practices, and procedures and to train lower level staff in same. Personal attributes include: Strong communication skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent time management skills; the ability to present ideas, concepts, and instructions in a clear manner; and the ability to work equally well independently or as part of a team. You should be able to use appropriate strategies to resolve conflict in order to build consensus and cooperation and be able to anticipate and address problems appropriately. You will be expected to expand your knowledge of best practices and incorporate best practices into all work assignments and procedures. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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71607 R&D Engineer (Software Developer) Undersea Weapons Research and Development Engineer University Park Campus
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking entry level to junior Software Engineers to develop real-time embedded software on autonomous systems. These systems operate without human intervention and range from small systems with a single embedded processor to complex systems with network-interconnected and distributed processing. You will be assigned to projects based on your experience and skill sets. Responsibilities include: Design and program real-time embedded software (primarily C/C++); debug and test software using unit, integration, and hardware-in-the-loop system tests; document algorithms, specifications, software, and defects; estimate software efforts and manage time well; communicate consistently with peers, management, and stakeholders; conform to requirements and standards for each project; proactively seek improvements for algorithms, software, and processes; proactively seek professional development opportunities; share knowledge with team members; and demonstrate and present to peers, management, sponsors, and stakeholders. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree), or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering is desired. Real-time and multi-threaded applications experience is preferred. Proficiency in related areas, such as networking, communication protocols, scripting, kernel/driver modifications, and Agile methods are also preferred. A broad background, which includes proficiency in C++, object-oriented design, Linux, and software testing is required. You must be comfortable working on all phases of the software life cycle, which includes system design, documentation, prototype construction, and field demonstration testing. You should possess the following attributes: The ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written; good interpersonal skills and a willingness to work within a team environment; strong self-management and time-management skills; and a desire to learn. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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71452 Research and Development Engineer Undersea Weapons Research and Development Engineer University Park Campus
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for motivated and talented engineers to assist current USO leadership in a number of critical roles, including: Application of current modeling and simulation capabilities toward answering emerging Navy undersea system needs; execution of simulation studies, condensing results into a cohesive, actionable message for the sponsoring activity; refinement of current modeling techniques toward improving future capabilities and expanding customer base; development of a modeling paradigm to bridge the gap between legacy approaches to more modern development environments (e.g., Simulink) without compromising accuracy, fidelity, or computational efficiency; expanding component, subsystem, or system-level perspective toward answering family-of-system and/or system interoperability questions; and use in-water data and high-fidelity modeling and simulation to arrive at well-thought tactical strategies for the warfighter. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Physics, Acoustics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science is desired. Experience in the following is preferred: Undersea system physics-based modeling and simulation; system engineering perspective; signal processing and acoustic propagation; and MATLAB/Simulink and C/C++. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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71450 Engineering Project Manager (Information Systems Security Manager ISSM) Other ARL Cyber Security Professionals and Staff University Park Campus
Job Description The Information Technology Services Division of the Enterprise Operations Office at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking an experienced ISSM to support the Cyber Security Department in both unclassified and classified environments and be responsible for the coordination, design, evaluation, and submission of critical compliance required documentation and controls applicable to new and existing security services, controls, solutions, processes, procedures, and policies in direct support of research and development. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Information Technology, or Computer Science is desired. The following is preferred: Operational experience with familiarity in security/event log auditing; experience with vulnerability scanning and mitigation utilizing Nessus or similar tool; familiarity with Windows, Unix/Linux, and OSX operating system security; familiarity with TCP/ IP network analysis and network/packet level examination tools such as tcpdump, Zenmap, or Wireshark; familiarity with network monitoring tools such as Bro, Suricata, or Snort; familiarity with SEIM management such as Splunk; and familiarity with VMWare and management of Virtual Machines. Required experience areas include: Certification and accreditation processes such as RMF and DIACAP that directly supports research and development; policy and procedure development; test plan creation that directly supports research and development; security plan development; plan of action and milestone development; training material development; risk assessment planning and preparation; knowledge in NIST/ISO standards, DoD directives, and regulatory requirements; knowledge in the definition and interpretation of audit requirements; and the ability to certify and maintain information security related certification (GSLC, CISM, CISSP). You should possess: Effective analytical and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills; efficient organizational and multitasking skills; the ability to work independently and timely for the completion of tasks and projects; and the ability to work effectively in teams across multiple IT disciplines that directly support research and development. Candidate selected will 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.

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71240 Wage Payroll R&D Engineer Communications, Information, and Navigation Cyber, Data, and Image Sciences Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description This position will configure a test bed involving Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Responsibilities include the experimental design and assistance in conducting experiments and code development for an FPGA. Typical Education/Experience Requirements: Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Information Science. The following is preferred: Experience in embedded system development; experience in FPGA software development; and a familiarity with National Instruments LabView Software. Experience in PLC programming, preferably with Allen-Bradley devices, is required. Generic software programming capabilities in a common language such as C/C++/Java is also required. 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.

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70896 Engineering Project Manager 3 Other ARL Information Technology Services Professionals and Staff University Park Campus
Job Description The Information Technology Services Division of the Enterprise Operations Office at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking an experienced Engineering Project Manager to support the Cyber Security Department. You will assist in the coordination, design, evaluation, and submission of critical compliance required documentation and controls applicable to new and existing security services, controls, solutions, processes, procedures, and policies in direct support of research and development. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Information Technology, or Computer Science is desired. The following is preferred: Operational experience, with familiarity in security/event log auditing; vulnerability scanning and mitigation utilizing Nessus, Retina, GFI Languard, or similar tool; and TCP/IP network analysis and network/packet level examination tools such as tcpdump, Zenmap, or Wireshark. Familiarity in the following is also preferred: Windows, Unix/Linux, OSX operating system administration; network monitoring tools such as Bro, Suricata, or Snort; SEIM management such as Splunk, ELK, or Alienvault; and VMWare and management of Virtual Machines. Required experience areas include: Policy and procedure development; test plan creation that directly supports research and development; security plan development; plan of action and milestone development; training material development; and risk assessment planning and preparation. Knowledge in the following is also required: Certification and accreditation processes such as RMF and DIACAP that directly support research and development; NIST/ISO standards, DoD directives, and regulatory requirements; and definition and interpretation of audit requirements. The ability to certify and maintain information security related certification (Security+, CASP, GSEC, CISM, CISSP) is necessary. Soft skills include: Effective analytical and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills; efficient organizational, multitasking, and time management abilities; and an aptitude to work independently, as well as in teams across multiple IT disciplines that directly support research and development. Candidate selected will 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.

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70746 R&D Engineer, Level 2-4 Other Navigation Research And Development Research and Development Engineer Warminster, PA
Job Description The Navigation Research and Development Division, part of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University, located in Warminster, PA, is seeking Navigation Systems Engineers. Responsibilities include: Develop navigation system architectures, new technology navigation sensors, navigation systems, GPS receivers and integration schemes for military platforms; conduct associated studies, analyses and simulations, experimentations, testings, and evaluations; prepare research papers and make presentations related to work performed; and develop ideas and proposals for new business opportunities. 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 a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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 (Master’s degree preferred for higher level positions) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics is desired. Experience in navigation, analysis and simulation, and test and evaluation is required. Good communication skills, including technical writing, are also required. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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70736 Research and Development Engineer (Department Head) Undersea Weapons Research and Development Engineer University Park Campus
Job Description The Vehicle and Unmanned Systems Division (VUSD) of the Undersea Systems Office (USO) of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking a Department Head for the Mechanical Engineering Support (MES) Department. Duties and responsibilities of the position are described below, and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The mission of the MES Department is to provide engineering support for engineering staff to advance the research, design, development, and transition of the mechanical components and systems utilized in naval undersea weapons and other Department of Defense applications and to assist with laboratory testing during engineering development; assembly testing during the manufacturing/build process; and field testing during in-water test events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Technical Leadership: Provide technical expertise and direction through the development of outstanding technical capabilities within the MES Department and ensure MES Department personnel adhere to the highest standards of technical work; Programmatic Leadership: Demonstrate capability and willingness to serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) on Office and ARL programs and identify/pursue new business opportunities as appropriate; Resource Management: Work closely with leadership team for all USO programs, as well as with PM/PI’s of other ARL programs as applicable and properly plan, staff, and execute those programs and ensure all departmental personnel are appropriately and sufficiently tasked at all times; and Personnel Management: Define performance expectations, identify professional development and training opportunities, and evaluate professional growth through performance reviews, recruit, retain, and develop top notch technical staff, and lead, advise, encourage, and facilitate personnel to create and explore innovative technologies. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree in a mechanical or electrical engineering field is desired. Strong candidates should possess technology and application knowledge to include: 3D CAD design with software such as NX and engineering drawing development; modern mechanical instrumentation and measurement techniques; mechanical tooling and machining maintenance and use; manufacturing; and development of system test plans and processes. Experience managing programs and people, and a demonstrated capability to set and meet goals and objectives, is required. Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills are also required. Candidates selected will 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. www.arl.psu.edu

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70734 Engineering Project Manager (Department Head) Undersea Weapons Research and Development Engineer University Park Campus
Job Description The Vehicle and Unmanned Systems Division (VUSD) of the Undersea Systems Office (USO) of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking a Department Head for the Mechanical Engineering Support (MES) Department. Duties and responsibilities of the position are described below, and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The mission of the MES Department is to provide engineering support for engineering staff to advance the research, design, development, and transition of the mechanical components and systems utilized in naval undersea weapons and other Department of Defense applications and to assist with laboratory testing during engineering development; assembly testing during the manufacturing/build process; and field testing during in-water test events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Technical Leadership: Provide technical expertise and direction through the development of outstanding technical capabilities within the MES Department and ensure MES Department personnel adhere to the highest standards of technical work; Programmatic Leadership: Demonstrate capability and willingness to serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) on Office and ARL programs and identify/pursue new business opportunities as appropriate; Resource Management: Work closely with leadership team for all USO programs, as well as with PM/PI’s of other ARL programs as applicable and properly plan, staff, and execute those programs and ensure all departmental personnel are appropriately and sufficiently tasked at all times; and Personnel Management: Define performance expectations, identify professional development and training opportunities, and evaluate professional growth through performance reviews, recruit, retain, and develop top notch technical staff, and lead, advise, encourage, and facilitate personnel to create and explore innovative technologies This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology is desired. Strong candidates should possess technology and application knowledge to include: 3D CAD design with software such as NX and engineering drawing development; modern mechanical instrumentation and measurement techniques; mechanical tooling and machining maintenance and use; manufacturing; and development of system test plans and processes. Experience managing programs and people, and a demonstrated capability to set and meet goals and objectives, is required. Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills are also required. Candidates selected will 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. www.arl.psu.edu

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70585 Engineering Designer (Mechanical Engineering Designer) Other ARL Engineering Services Professionals and Staff University Park Campus
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State has multiple openings in our Mechanical and Electrical Design Department for entry level to advanced Mechanical Engineering Designers. Responsibilities include: Create solid models, detail drawings, assembly drawings, bills of materials, and other documentation using accepted methods and techniques; support basic to complex research engineering programs utilizing computer aided design, documentation, databases, and/or manufacturing software tools; conceptualize, design, integrate, and package mechanical and electrical components into assemblies as part of larger systems, in collaboration with R&D engineers, engineering specialists, and senior design personnel; provide recommendations on material selection, geometric tolerancing and dimensioning, ease of manufacturing and assembly, and cost effective design; utilize computer aided design software to create design documentation, including notes and manufacturing information, ensuring work is in compliance with accepted standards; participate in design review meetings; and assist in the maintenance of classified and unclassified documentation control, responding to requests for files, prints, or database information. In addition, higher level positions will assist in work assignment estimations for incoming projects, including design, documentation, scheduling, and costing; direct the work of junior personnel; and provide work status updates to senior personnel and engineering staff. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher in a Drafting or related discipline plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. An Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s degree for advanced level positions) in Drafting and Design Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology is desired. Experience in the following is preferred: Siemens NX (UGS, UGSolutions), MCAD (v8.5 or higher), or similar design tool; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Access; and Product Data Management concepts or software tools. Training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and ASME Y14 documentation standards is also preferred. The following is required: Experience in solid modeling and drafting CAD software to create mechanical designs and the related detail and assembly documentation; basic-to-advanced knowledge of mechanical design concepts and the use of commercial hardware and components in packaging for a desired outcome; and Mechanical CADD software experience. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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70384 R&D Engineer, Level 1-3 Undersea Weapons Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State has openings in the Tactical Processing Department for entry and mid-level engineers who have interests in the areas of robotics, controls, algorithm development, and data analysis for autonomous undersea vehicles. These positions will be part of one or more design teams whose primary function is to develop tactical processing systems for the intelligent control of one or more autonomous undersea vehicles or system of vehicles. Responsibilities include some or all of: Designing algorithms for situational awareness, guidance and control, and autonomous decision making; analyzing acoustic, sensor, and vehicle data; interfacing with software and hardware subsystems; low-level modeling and simulation work; collaborating and clearly communicating with a team of peers; and thorough documentation of all work. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied or Pure Mathematics, Physics, or other related engineering fields are desired. Experience in the following is preferred: MATLAB; C++; object-oriented programming; undersea acoustics; intelligent control and fuzzy logic; signal processing algorithms; signal and image processing; guidance and control systems; machine intelligence; and vehicle autonomy. Entry level candidates must have a solid understanding of engineering practices and principles, along with an underlying knowledge of mathematics and physics. Proficiency with computer systems is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work within a team environment is necessary. Occasional travel to support testing and to attend meetings is required. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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70381 Engineering Project Manager Electro-Optics Center Professionals and Staff Freeport, PA
Job Description The Electro-Optics Center (EOC) at Penn State, located in Freeport, PA, is seeking an experienced Project Manager. Responsibilities include: Direct, monitor, control, and manage multiple projects and serve major DoD acquisition programs simultaneously; manage project requirements, scope, technical and costs risk, schedules, and stakeholder expectations; interact with subcontractors, resource managers, project engineers, technical tradesmen, etc., in order to track project cost and schedule milestones, maintain quality assurance processes, and keep the focus on delivering program commitments; lead and organize regular interactions and communications with Government Program Office stakeholders, project teams (internal and external), and EOC management towards the completion of work and in communicating status, results, and path forward; participate in the strategic planning process by providing input into strategic decisions for manufacturing technology center and partners; analyze and evaluate vendor proposals for related work, determine the feasibility of proposals, and provide or evaluate cost benefit analysis as appropriate; provide recommendations to initiate and provide technical oversight for subcontracting and procurement planning and execution; lead configuration management, information management, test data support, documentation management, integrated logistics support, and quality assurance activities; prepare various reports, and assist with the development of success stories and transition plans; and create and present PowerPoint presentations to project participants, government panels, and stakeholders on a regular basis. This job will be filled as a level 3, level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in an engineering-related field is desired. An electro-optics or optics education or background strongly preferred. Previous experience supervising in a manufacturing environment is preferred. Possession of a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or Six Sigma certification is also preferred. Knowledge of MS Project or other Project Management software is a plus. Prior experience in the management of projects, preferably in a DoD or manufacturing environment, is required. You should possess strong written and oral communication skills and be able to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Electro-Optics Center will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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70332 Research and Development Engineer (Navigation/GPS Engineer) Communications, Information, and Navigation Research and Development Engineer Warminster, PA
Job Description The Navigation Research and Development Division, part of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University, located in Warminster, PA, is seeking an entry to mid-level Navigation/GPS Engineer. Responsibilities include: Develop new technology, navigation sensors, navigation systems, GPS receivers, and integration schemes for military platforms; conduct associated studies, analyses and simulations, experimentations, tests, and evaluations; prepare research papers; and make presentations related to work performed. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics is desired. Experience in navigation, analysis and simulation, and test and evaluation is required. Good communication skills, including technical writing, are also required. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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70257 Research and Development Engineer Communications, Information, and Navigation Research and Development Engineer University Park Campus
Job Description You will execute research and development projects in a subset of the areas of cybersecurity, cyber operations, and cyber analytics and work as part of a team, collaborating with other members. Cybersecurity responsibilities include vulnerability analysis and knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, software applications and development, network devices and protocols, and defensive monitoring systems. Capabilities could include reverse engineering and malware analysis. Cyber analytics responsibilities include the development and employment of statistical, stochastical, and machine learning methods for analyzing miscellaneous data sets, which can range from cyber sensor logs to unstructured text. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. The following experience is preferred: Development in MATLAB; vulnerability analysis; network protocols and operations; high level algorithm development for processing data for sense-making; and software development on multiple types of projects. The following experience is required: Cybersecurity operational experience or R&D development; data analytics on semi-structured and unstructured data sets; and programming in procedural and object oriented language. The capability to program in at least one language, if not more (C, C++, Java, etc.), as well as picking up scripting languages and interacting with databases is necessary. Skillsets involving cloud technology will also be considered. You should be should be a self-starter that is capable of learning on the fly. Depending on the project, travel (at least 25% of the time) will be required. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments. www.arl.psu.edu

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69943 Research and Development Engineer (Software Engineer) Communications, Information, and Navigation Research and Development Engineer Reston, VA
Job Description The Communications, Information, and Navigation Office (CINO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for a junior or mid-level software engineer to join our Synthetic Environment Applications Lab. You will assume a technical leadership role and will interact with other ARL staff and sponsors, spending a majority of time working in a classified environment at a PSU/ARL facility located in Reston, Virginia. Responsibilities include: Software and system integration; operation and maintenance; data integration; technical task execution; and reporting. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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, Computer Engineering, or Information, Science and Technology is desired. Experience developing and integrating end user applications on different hardware platforms, including SCI systems, is preferred. Requirements include a background in: Computer graphics; databases; web-based technologies; Java; system integration; and networked systems, both hardware and software. Good communication skills, both oral and written, are critical. Candidate will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. citizenship is required. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment. www.arl.psu.edu

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69922 Research and Development Engineer (Cyber Engineer) Communications, Information, and Navigation Research and Development Engineer University Park Campus
Job Description The Communications, Information, and Navigation Office (CINO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for a junior or mid-level engineer to join our Synthetic Environment Applications Lab. You will assume a technical leadership role, which requires collaboration with other ARL personnel and sponsors, including significant travel to a government facility in Key West, FL, working in a classified environment. Responsibilities include: Software and system integration; operation and maintenance; data integration; technical task execution; and reporting. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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, Computer Engineering, Information Science and Technology, or a related field is desired. Experience developing and integrating end user applications on different hardware platforms, including SCI systems, is preferred. A background in cyber, cloud, advanced computer graphics, databases, web-based technologies, and networked systems, both hardware and software, is required. The successful candidate must have good oral and written communication skills. Travel to Key West, FL, is also required. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment. www.arl.psu.edu

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69338 Research and Development Engineer (Software Engineer) Communications, Information, and Navigation Research and Development Engineer Reston, VA
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) is looking for a talented and highly motivated software engineer to assist in the development, test, and transition of software systems to operationally critical environments. You will become a software development team member and will interact with other ARL/PSU staff members, spending a majority of time working in a classified environment at an ARL facility located in Reston, VA. Responsibilities include working within an agile development environment with other software developers, scrum master, and product owners to develop and deliver quality solutions. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is desired. Detailed knowledge of multiple programming languages, including Java or C++, is also desired. Software development is performed within an AGILE/SCRUM process, so knowledge of continuous build integration and development operations is desired. A self-starter comfortable working in a team environment is a must; therefore, excellent interpersonal, along with oral and written communication skills, are critical. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment. www.arl.psu.edu

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69252 Programmer/Analyst (User Interface Designer) Communications, Information, and Navigation Professionals and Staff University Park Campus
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking a highly motivated, self-starting User Interface/User Experience Designer to join the Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Division of the Communications, Information, and Navigation Office. You will be working on multiple projects encompassing a variety of disciplines. 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 Information Science and Technology, Digital Arts, Multimedia Design, Graphics Design, Computer Science, or a related field is desired. The following experience areas are preferred: Web development tools; development for mobile devices; Google AngularJS; scripting languages; and Java. Experience in the following areas is required: User Interface design; user experience development; multimedia development; and graphics design. You must possess good oral and written communications skills and have the ability to work independently and manage tasks. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment. www.arl.psu.edu

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69230 Wage Payroll Engineer Electro-Optics Center Research and Development Engineer Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, PA
Job Description Typical Job Duties: You will be responsible for root cause analysis and problem solving of manufacturing, coatings and corrosion issues related to US Navy surface ship sensors refurbishment. Work performed may include but is not limited to the following: problem documentation, process mapping, physical testing, documentation of proposed solutions and informal process auditing at manufacturing locations. The incumbent may work directly with manufacturing locations in communications of present state issues and test results. Typical Education/Experience Requirements: Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, plus at least ten years of related work experience. Previous work with steel and aluminum coatings and corrosion required. Familiarity with general accepted product development processes under ISO-9001 required. The following are preferred experience: Internal auditing under ISO-9001 quality system or similar, application engineering and process selection for metals cleaning, coating and environmental performance. Current or prior possession of a security clearance is desired. Candidate selected will 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.

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69186 Engineering Support Specialist Electro-Optics Center Professionals and Staff Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, PA
Job Description The Electro-Optics Center (EOC) at Penn State, located in Freeport, PA, is seeking an experienced engineering support specialist to support the development and testing of electro-optics projects. Responsibilities include: Fabricate electronic cables and assemblies; populate circuit boards with the proper components; design and build mechanical fixtures; perform measurements on a variety of imaging, fiber optic, and laser systems; execute lab experiments to evaluate metrics and requirements, compare lab data to field experiments; specify and order equipment; use and maintain state of the art labs and equipment; assist in the development of measurement techniques to determine system performance; and assist in the development of evaluation plans, data analysis, and the organization of data into report formats. This job will be filled as a level 3, level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher in a technical program plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. An Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical/Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Electro-Optics is desired. The following experience is preferred: Imaging; fiber optic and/or laser system test and evaluation; test software; and computer-aided electronic/mechanical design. Light physical effort is required to assemble and/or operate equipment. Requirements include: strong experimental skills; experience with complex systems and equipment; and experience using and maintaining test equipment. You should possess strong oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work well independently and equally well as part of a team. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Electro-Optics Center will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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69052 Research and Development Engineer (Image Scientist) Communications, Information, and Navigation Research and Development Engineer
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State has openings for motivated entry and mid-level engineers in our Image Science and GIS Department. As part of a team, you will execute research and development projects in the areas of Image Science and Geospatial Information Science, to include the development and programming of Matlab, IDL, or other software for various facets of image analysis or enhancement (akin to computer vision). These positions have the opportunity to be located at either our University Park, PA, or our Reston, VA, location. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s or PhD degree preferred for higher level positions) in Image Science, Data Science, Mathematics, or Computer Engineering is desired. Preferred experience areas include: Geospatial predictive analytics; multi-dimensional analysis; Matlab; IDL; C; C++; and Java. An understanding of formal trouble shooting processes is also preferred. Required experience areas include: Math/calculus; physics; linear algebra; statistics; and differential equations to support image processing/computer vision algorithm development. Excellent documentation and communication skills, and a willingness to work within a team environment, is necessary. You should be intellectually curious, independent, self-reliant, and enjoy the problem solving process. Candidates selected will 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. These are one year, fixed-term renewable appointments. www.arl.psu.edu

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68393 Programmer/Analyst, Level 4-5 Other Synthetic Environment Applications Lab Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking an experienced Programmer Analyst to be located in Virginia. You will assume a technical leadership role and be responsible for software engineering, software and hardware integration, technical task execution, and reporting in classified environments. This job will be filled as a level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A background in the following is required: Software development; human computer interfaces; 3D data and modeling; computer graphics; visualization technologies; and information management systems, both software and systems. Since you will be working with other ARL personnel and sponsors, the ability to work and thrive within a team environment is a must; and therefore, excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and excellent interpersonal skills are required. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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68231 R&D Engineer (Systems Security Research Engineer Communications, Information, and Navigation Research and Development Engineer Reston, VA
Job Description The Communications, Information and Navigation Office (CINO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University (PSU) is looking for a talented, experienced, and highly motivated Systems Security Research Engineer to join our Research Transition and Integration Center (RTIC). The mission of the RTIC is to guide the rapid transition of applied technologies and capabilities to sponsor environments by efficient transition, integration, and execution of programs. You will lead security engineering acquisition and participate in securing and protecting critical IT infrastructure and data during project research, development, and integration with research sponsors, assuming a technical leadership role and interacting with other PSU/ARL staff and sponsors while spending a majority of time working in a classified environment at a PSU/ARL facility located in Reston, VA. Responsibilities include: Lead security-related sponsored research acquisition and execution for RTIC; lead efforts for continuous information system security improvements, including recommendations for further information system security enhancements; lead and advise RTIC efforts for sponsor-led system accreditations of project systems; advise engineers on the implementation of information assurance and information security protection, and recommend into program development and execution environments; perform analysis, identify and implement protection solutions, and prepare and maintain engineering and security-related documentation; advise, engineer, implement, and monitor cyber and physical security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks, and information specific to RTIC projects; work with sponsors to identify and define system security requirements; leverage security requirements, design cyber security architectures, and develop detailed cyber security designs; develop standard operating cyber/IT security policies and procedures for projects; provide oversight and accountability to security policies and procedures administered; coordinate and assist with information/cyber security inspections, including remediation of incidents and vulnerabilities; and develop technical solutions and security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks. This job will be filled at a level 4 or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate’s education and experience. Typically requires a Master’s degree in an Engineering or Science discipline plus 10 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master’s degree in Information Science and Technology, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science is desired. The following is preferred: Certified Computer Information Systems Security Professional - Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (CISSP-ISSEP); detailed knowledge of Intelligence Community Directive 503 (ICD 503), National Institute of Standards and Technology 800-37 (NIST 800-37), and NIST 800-53; familiarity with cloud based environments, especially Amazon Web Services (AWS); and experience briefing senior U.S. Government and company executive leadership. The following are required: Experience as or supporting a Principal Investigator or Program Manager; Certified Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). You will be an integral member of RTIC’s multi-disciplinary Chimera team, where you will work within an agile environment with developers, scrum masters, subject matter experts, project liaisons, product owners, and product manager(s) to scope, develop, and transition quality engineering solutions. Therefore, we are looking for someone who has the ability to work and thrive within a team environment, who has strong communication skills, both oral and written, possesses excellent problem solving skills, has the ability to think analytically, and independently derive innovative solutions. You also must be willing to travel (limited). You must possess a current U.S. Government Top Secret/SCI clearance and 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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67442 R&D Engineer, Level 3-4 Other Cyber, Data, And Image Sciences/CINO Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Cyber, Data, and Image Sciences Department at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University (PSU), in collaboration with Huck Institutes of Life Sciences at PSU, is looking for exprienced bioinformaticians to develop and implement biosurveillance, bioinformatics algorithms, and tools using visual and big data analytics. Specific areas of research include, but are not limited to: Disease network flows; pathogen detection methods using next generation sequence metagenomics data; forward and reverse time predictive analytics for disease progression and forensics; and visual analytics supporting cognitive understanding of large complex pathogen relevant networks and metagenomic sequence data and results. Network analysis, graphs, and machine learning methods and algorithms are likely necessary to successfully achieve the desired research results. Human cognition via visual representations, paradigms, and tools are required to properly communicate complex data sets and analytics results to end users. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Master's degree preferred) plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences and Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, or a related field is desired. Experience in test driven development using the Agile framework, as well as multi-programming languages, including, but not limited to; C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Perl, MATLAB, Clojure, HTLM5, PHP, SQL, and NOSQL, is preferred. You must have initiative and drive, be able to think out of the box, be adaptable, and have the desire to learn and grow. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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67295 R&D Engineer, Level 2-3 Other Power And Control Systems Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office at The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a talented and experienced Dynamics and Control Systems Engineer to design flight control system algorithms and support 6DoF hydrodynamics modeling for autonomous undersea vehicles. Flight control design activities typically include the development, assessment, verification, and documentation of flight control algorithms and control gains via model-based tuning, with empirical validation via in-water test and analysis. Modeling activities typically include the development and documentation of physics-based dynamics models at the component or system level, along with associated test development, execution, and analysis required for model validation. Other responsibilities include: Consistent communication with peers, management, and stakeholders; conform to requirements and standards for each project; proactively seek improvements for algorithms, software, and processes; proactively seek professional development opportunities; share knowledge with team members; and demonstrate and present to peers, management, sponsors, and stakeholders. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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 (Master’s degree preferred for higher levels) in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is desired. Experience implementing flight control algorithms in C/C++ or Simulink using Simulink Coder as part of a real-time flight control system is preferred. Experience in the following is required: Developing, tuning, verifying, and documenting flight control system algorithms; developing tests and conducting analyses to validate dynamics-based component and system models; and developing models using MATLAB and Simulink. Required personal attributes include: Strong written and oral communication skills; excellent time management skills; polished interpersonal skills; the ability to present ideas, concepts, and instructions in a clear manner; and the ability to work equally well independently or as part of a team. Candidates will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. citizenship is required. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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67266 R&D Engineer, Level 2-4 (Flight Control Software Engineer) Undersea Weapons Power and Control Systems Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office at The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking an experienced Flight Control Software Engineer. Responsibilities include: Design and develop real-time embedded software for embedded flight control and navigation systems; debug and test software using unit, integration, and hardware-in-the-loop system tests; document algorithms, specifications, software, and defects; estimate software efforts and manage time well; communicate consistently with peers, management, and stakeholders; conform to requirements and standards for each project; proactively seek improvements for algorithms, software, and processes; proactively seek professional development opportunities; share knowledge with team members; and demonstrate and present to peers, management, sponsors, and stakeholders. 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 a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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 (Master’s degree preferred for higher levels) in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering is desired. Experience in the following is preferred: Network and serial communications; software development in Matlab and Simulink, to include code-generation with Simulink Coder; development and execution of unit tests alongside software; and software configuration management systems. Proficiency in C and C++ is required. Experience developing embedded real-time and multi-threaded applications is necessary. Required personal attributes include: Strong written and oral communication skills; excellent time management skills; polished interpersonal skills; the ability to present ideas, concepts, and instructions in a clear manner; and the ability to work equally well independently or as part of a team. Candidates will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. citizenship is required. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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67069 Engineering Support Specialist, Level 1-3 Undersea Weapons Experimental Support Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office at The Applied Research Laboratory is seeking Electrical Engineering Support Specialists. Responsibilities include: Support the supervising technical/engineering staff with the layout, design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of electrical components and systems; configure and calibrate instrumentation, data compilation, and documentation for testing subsystems and systems; operate, maintain, and repair test facilities and equipment supporting test facility operations; assist in the selection and procurement of materials and components; interact with vendors; and operate computers used for data acquisition and control, CAD, and MS Office. Working in an industrial area with large, heavy, noisy, high energy equipment is expected. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. An Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, graduation from a technical trade school, or military electronics experience is desired. Experience in CAD PCB layout and schematic capture, LabVIEW tools, and Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred. Light physical effort is required to assemble and/or operate equipment. Experience in electronics/electromechanics layout, assembly, testing, and troubleshooting is necessary. You must be computer literate and be able to operate electronic test equipment. Travel to field sites may be required. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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67032 R&D Engineer, Level 2-3 Other System Design Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for a junior or mid-level engineer to join our System Design Department to develop software in support of real-time autonomous systems. These systems operate without human intervention and range from small systems with a single embedded processor to complex systems with network-interconnected and distributed processing. Responsibilities include: Design embedded software that runs on custom in-house designed FPGA/Microcontroller and/or Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) hardware and interfaces to other systems used within Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); write Linux boot scripts, make files and perform Kernel modifications; write custom driver software to support simple through very high speed data transfer; write high level object oriented multi-threaded code in C/C++ in a Linux environment or work in a bare metal environment with no OS support; write subsystem test code required for performance verification; write code to support very high rate data transfer over Ethernet and to storage subsystems; work directly with hardware engineers to support board level testing; document code operation through Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and other description documents, and maintain code through use of configuration management tools; develop subsystem level test procedures, perform testing, and train engineering support staff to perform repetitive testing; perform hands-on testing and troubleshooting; and work with team members in order to integrate subsystems. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering is desired. Experience with C++, Linux, and Networking is preferred. Proficiency in related areas, such as networking, communication protocols, scripting, making files, kernel/driver modifications, multi-threaded applications, and agile methods are a plus. You should be proficient in testing and analyzing software for quality and object-oriented design. In addition, you should be comfortable working on all phases of software life cycle, to include system design, documentation, prototype construction, and field demonstration testing. All work will be performed within a team environment, which requires strong interpersonal and self-management skills. This position requires travel to remote testing locations to aide in system level testing. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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67030 R&D Engineer, Level 2-3 Other System Design Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for a junior or mid-level engineer to join our System Design Department. Responsibilities include: Design embedded hardware using FPGAs and Microprocessors/Microcontrollers with high speed Ethernet interfaces to other subsystems used within Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); write Interface Control Documents (ICD) to facilitate communication with Software Engineers and other team members; generate schematics using Altium, work with mechanical engineers in order to develop packaging and thermal control solutions, and guide dedicated board layout personnel; procure or work with others to guide procurement of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies; write and review procurement specifications to insure performance of completed PCB assemblies; write test and analysis software required to verify hardware functionality, using NI, MATLAB, in Windows and/or LINUX; develop board and subsystem level test procedures, perform testing, and train engineering support staff to perform repetitive testing; perform hands on testing and troubleshooting; and work with team members in order to integrate subsystems. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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 Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering is desired. The following is preferred: Familiarity with Xilinx Vivado tools; a working knowledge of LINUX and MATLAB and their Xilinx System Generator; skills in Perl, Python, and C/C++; and experience with analog design in the areas of low noise amplifiers, filtering and requirements for driving ADCs in a low power low noise environment. The following are requirements: Fluency in embedded design using hard and soft processors in FPGAs; familiarity with FPGA signal processing techniques; experience crafting designs with networking protocols (TCP and UDP, specifically); experience in full development cycle from HDL code development and board layout through fabrication, assembly, and test; project experience with data conversion blocks (ADCs, DACs); the ability to document work for design re-use and for communication with other team members; and proven troubleshooting skills. All work will be performed within a team environment, which requires strong interpersonal and self-management skills. Travel to remote testing locations to aide in system level testing is required. Candidate selected will 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. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

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66657 R&D Engineer, Level 1-3 Other Systems Engineering Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description he Systems Engineering Department of the Undersea Systems Office at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University (PSU) is looking for multiple motivated and talented engineers and/or subject matter experts to apply tools and methods in Operations Research/Data Science to a variety of DoD/Intel applications. Operations Research is a discipline that deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. It encompasses a wide range of problem-solving techniques and methods applied in the pursuit of improved decision-making and efficiency. The goal of our Operations Research group is to provide insightful and rigorous analytic studies in support of DoD and Intel customers that exceed their expectations while delivering on-time and within budget. We strive to: Provide unbiased “trusted agent” analysis; identify the right questions to answer via close customer interaction; work with domain experts across ARL, Penn State, the research community, and the DoD; conduct rigorous quantitative studies; provide creative, clear, and concise presentation of results; and achieve system-level “big picture” insights for decision support. We are looking for individuals that can solve minimally defined problems and deliver concrete findings and guidance to end customers. Typical efforts involve soliciting domain expert knowledge, modeling and simulation, optimization, literature investigations, and organizing reviews by stakeholders and customers. We are looking to round-out our team with the following roles: Entry Engineer/Analyst/Software Engineer (Engineering, Science, Math, Computer Science background with a desire to apply skills to real-world analytical problems in research and development through system assessment and tool development); Lead Engineer/Analyst (Engineering, Science, Math, Computer Science background with an ability to lead a group with diverse experience to deliver desired results and to initiate and manage relationships with end customers); and Subject Matter Expert (prior military, prefer candidates with Navy undersea experience who are able to use their operational and systems experience to identify key considerations and requirements for new concepts). This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree), or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or PhD for higher level positions) in Engineering, Operations Research, Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or other related technical degrees is desired. For entry level candidates, experience in scientific programming for modeling and problem solving (e.g. MATLAB, Mathematica, R, Python, C/C++, Java, or similar languages) is preferred. Previous military experience, especially in undersea systems, underwater vehicles (UUV, submarine, torpedo), cyber systems, or signal analysis is beneficial. Entry level candidates should be: Inquisitive, proactive, and interested in learning new tools, techniques, and problem domains; possess strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills; be well-organized, independent, and ready to work with minimal supervision; and feel comfortable working in an environment where problems are often not initially well-defined. Advanced candidates must have previous experience using various analytical methods in practice (e.g. mathematical programming, multi-objective optimization, multi-criteria decision support, game theory, Design of Experiments, random variables, Monte Carlo analysis, simulation optimization, and physics based capability modeling). Other analytic methods are desired as needed or appropriate. You must be able to demonstrate a history of presenting the results of work that you have led or participated in to experts or high-level decision makers. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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66621 R&D Engineer, Level 1-3 Other Signal Processing Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking entry level, junior, or mid-level engineers who have interest in the areas of acoustics, signal processing, algorithm development, and data analysis for autonomous undersea vehicles. You will be part of one or more design teams whose primary function is to develop signal processing systems for autonomous undersea vehicles. Responsibilities will involve elements of the following: Algorithm design for vehicle guidance and control, including digital filtering, beamforming, detection, estimation, tracking, and classification; analysis of multi-sensor acoustic and vehicle data for system performance; interface with software and hardware subsystems; low-level modeling and simulation analyses; collaboration and communication with a team of peers; and thorough documentation of all work through reports and presentations. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree), or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred for higher levels) in Electrical Engineering, Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Physics is desired. Knowledge in the following is preferred: Matlab; C++; object-oriented programming; signal processing; guidance and control systems; and undersea acoustics. Requirements include a solid understanding of engineering practices and principles, along with the underlying knowledge of mathematics and physics. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well as part of a team are also required. Occasional travel to support testing and to attend meetings is necessary. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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66616 R&D Engineer, Level 1-3 Undersea Weapons Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office (USO) has openings for motivated entry and mid-level engineers to team with mentors and work on complex system-of-systems concepts and development of prototypes to demonstrate concepts. Multiple engineering and science disciplines are needed. You will be assigned, individually or as part of a team, responsibilities in one or more of the following areas: Signal processing; data fusion; tracking and guidance; transducer design; mechanical design; electrical design; software engineering; modeling physical systems; system simulation; testing of systems and subsystems, either in a virtual sense, in the laboratory, or in the field; post-run analysis and design refinement; design trade-offs; and concept of operations analysis. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree), or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s or Ph.D. degree preferred for higher level positions) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Engineering Science, Aerospace Engineering, Acoustics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related science or technology degree is desired. Knowledge of one or more of the following areas is preferred: Acoustics; digital design; LabView; and real-time software programming. Required experience areas include some combination of: Familiarity with signal processing; competency in writing software (C, C++, Ada, or Fortran) for engineering applications; familiarity with Matlab/Simulink; and proficiency in Microsoft Office tools. Excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated accountability, and good time management is necessary. A willingness to work within a team environment is also necessary. Some domestic travel may be required. Candidates selected will 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. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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65309 R&D Engineer, Level 2-4 (SONAR Transduction/Mechanical Design Engineer) Other Transducer And Array Technology Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description The Undersea Systems Office at The Applied Research Laboratory is seeking experienced Transducer and Array/Mechanical Design Engineers to analyze and design SONAR transducers/arrays and mechanical packing of SONAR systems. In addition the engineers will oversee both fabrication and testing of sonar transducers and arrays. You will also use your knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and acoustical properties of sonar transducer active and passive materials to develop innovative sonar transducer and array designs. 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 a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline 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 (Master’s degree preferred) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics/Materials is desired. Experience in one or more of the following is preferred: Sonar array/transducer design and fabrication; SONAR system packaging; Finite Element Analysis (FEA); electromechanical transducer/array construction; data analysis; characterization/testing of electromechanical devices; MATLAB, Excel, PowerPoint, and mechanical CAD packages; project management, to include schedule and budget development; and technical team supervision. A knowledge of transducer fabrication methodology for the development of transducer and array fabrication procedures and tooling, as well as acoustic transducer design and test experience, is required. Applicants will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. citizenship is required. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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61477 Engineering Support Specialist (Electronics Technician) Other Electrical Engineering Support Professionals and Staff University Park, PA
Job Description Assist in the layout, fabrication, assembly, documentation, and testing of standard and non-standard electronic equipment; assist in the selection and purchase of materials and components; interact with vendors; install, calibrate, operate, and/or maintain standard and non-standard equipment, experimental hardware, and/or computer systems in the laboratory or in the field, identify system faults, repair/adjust standard and non-standard equipment as required; assist senior technical/engineering staff in gathering, compiling, and archiving test data in the laboratory or in the field; and work as part of a test project support team in the laboratory or in the field. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, graduation from a technical trade college or vocational technical school (Electronics), or military experience (electronics) is desired. Experience with LabVIEW tools is preferred. Experience in CAD PCB layout and schematic capture is preferred. Light physical effort is required to assemble and/or operate equipment. Experience in electronics testing and troubleshooting, fabrication, and/or electromechanics is required. Computer literacy, general experience in operating electronic test equipment, and the ability to assemble and test electronic circuity is also required. Travel to field sites is required. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be A U.S. Citizen to apply. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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58073 Wage Payroll R&D Engineer (Part-Time) Other Advanced Coatings Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description This position will set up laboratory facilities, testing, processing, and characterization of advanced coatings, materials, and material systems for a broad range of programs, including those from the aerospace and marine industries. Responsibilities include: Determine if a coating will affect the dynamics of fluid flow for aerospace, energy, and marine applications; determine if a coating meets other criteria that are unique to those applications (select systems include ceramic, metallic, composites, and/or mixed combination for corrosion resistance, wear resistance, erosion resistance, and thermal protection); set up and monitor experimental designs; compile and analyze data for a wide range of materials and coatings comprised of nanocomposite, nanolayered, multilayered, functionally graded, and multifunctional material systems; other various characterization techniques; and compile data for analysis. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or related field. Experience in aerospace and marine design, testing, and characterization is preferred. Candidate selected may be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

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57130 R&D Engineer, Level 1-3 Other Cyber, Data, & Image Sciences Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description These positions will execute research and development projects in a subset of the areas of cybersecurity, cyber operations, and cyber analytics. The successful candidates will work as part of a team and collaborate with other members. Cybersecurity responsibilities include vulnerability analysis and knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, software applications and development, network devices and protocols, and defensive monitoring systems. Capabilities could include reverse engineering and malware analysis. Cyber analytics responsibilities include the development and employment of statistical, stochastical, and machine learning methods for analyzing miscellaneous data sets, which can range from cyber sensor logs to unstructured text. These jobs will be filled at a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidates’ education and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Hardware Engineering, Information Science, or Mathematics. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. The following experience is preferred: Development in MATLAB; vulnerability analysis; network protocols and operations; high level algorithm development for processing data for sense-making; and software development on multiple types of projects. The following experience is required: Cybersecurity operational experience or R&D development; data analytics on semi-structured and unstructured data sets; and programming in procedural and object oriented language. The capability to program in at least one language, if not more (C, C++, Java, etc.), as well as picking up scripting languages and interacting with databases is necessary. Skillsets involving cloud technology will also be considered. The successful candidates should be should be self-starters that are capable of learning on the fly. Depending on the project, travel (at least 25% of the time) will be required. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

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55755 R&D Engineer Other Advanced Coatings Research and Development Engineer University Park, PA
Job Description Applications are being accepted for a highly motivated engineer to assist with various activities which may include material synthesis, processing, characterization, device fabrication, and process simulation for fabrication and development of advanced coatings, materials and material systems for a broad range of programs involving electron beam physical vapor deposition, sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, hot pressing, plating, and microelectronics fabrication. Potential material systems include ceramic, metallic, semiconductors, and/or mixed combination for corrosion resistance, wear resistance, erosion resistance, thermal protection, or optical performance. This position may also be responsible for developing finite element models, set up and monitor experimental designs, and compile and analyze data for a wide range of materials and coatings comprised of nanocomposite, nanolayered, multilayered, functionally graded, and multifunctional material systems for property enhancement and performance for a variety of applications in the aerospace, defense, tooling, biomedical, nuclear, microelectronic, and optical industries. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Ceramic Science and Engineering, or Metals Science and Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Experience in process development, design of experiments, and materials processing is preferred. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge on a wide range of coating deposition processes as well as materials characterization techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy (OM), tribology, x-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), optical profilometry, and failure analysis. Candidate selected may be subject to a government security investigation. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.