The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist Associate - R and D Active Sonar Processor

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $5,166 - $6,041+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 13-02-08-01-4205
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Transcript. Work references should be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Support the development, validation and transition of sonar acoustic analysis and visualization algorithms (signal processing, detection, tracking and classification of moving objects in dense clutter) from concept to prototype implementation in the Signal and Information Sciences Laboratory.

Essential Functions

Analyze physical systems and scientific data by using existing in-house tools, modifying existing tools, and developing tools in languages such as Matlab. Aid in and initiate the development of models and algorithms with the guidance of other members. Analyze the performance of resulting systems based on empirical data and develop algorithm improvements based on this analysis. Assist in the implementation of models and algorithms and support their validation and analysis. Document and present work. Communicate with researchers, programmers, and data analysts.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Systems Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics. Demonstrated ability in the analysis of scientific data and/or algorithmic implementation. Ability to analyze physical systems/data in order to develop algorithms to detect, characterize, track and classify objects of interest. Familiarity with C++. Willing to learn/understand the basic physical concepts of sonar and the application of signal and information processing techniques. Must have a dynamic skill set, willing to work with new technologies, be highly organized/capable of planning and coordinating multiple tasks/managing their time. Effective problem solving skills/excellent judgment. Ability to work independently w/ sensitive/confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member w/o daily supervision and effectively communicate with diverse groups of clients. Work under pressure and accept supervision. Regular/punctual attendance. US Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years of experience in the analysis of scientific data and/or algorithmic implementation. Experience with Matlab (highly desired) or similar abstract language (e.g. Mathematica), C/C++, and working in a Unix environment and Unix scripting languages (e.g., Python, Perl). Experience in computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, and/or signal processing. Experience with physical modeling, acoustics, and/or sonar. Eligibility for immediate access to classified information. Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. Work in shared, windowless office space. Some intrastate/interstate travel.

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