The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist - R and D GPS Data Analyst

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $6,250 - $8,541+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-02-28-02-4204
Job Status Deleted
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: Transcripts. 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


Provide detailed data analyses of GPS observation and navigation data collected from a global GPS tracking network to support objectives such as assessing network performance in terms of data quality metrics and GPS constellation performance in the Space and Geophysics Laboratory.

Essential Functions

Perform analysis of GPS observation and navigation data by using established algorithms and independently developing new algorithms as required including C/C++ software development, and scripting (e.g. Python) to satisfy analysis objectives. Analyze and characterize the system performance of a global GPS tracking network. Document progress and completion of work. Provide guidance and assistance with technical analyses to junior full time employees and student employees. Identify new methods for GPS data collection and analysis. Participate in project reviews and technical interface meeting to present analysis results to sponsors or other external organizations. Present and publish work in trade conferences. Identify future analytical software and hardware resource requirements. Assist software development team in implementing analytical algorithms. Represent ARL:UT and sponsoring organizations in external forums pertaining to GPS/GNSS research, policy, and inter-agency working groups. Assist with data archive organization and maintenance. Further develop knowledge of GPS and related domains though technical literature.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer and information science or other applied sciences. Three years demonstrated ability in applied research including C/C++ software development and shell/batch scripting. Demonstrated knowledge of GPS concepts and statistical characterization of data sets. Applicant must have a dynamic skill set, willing to work with new technologies, be highly organized and capable of planning and coordinating multiple tasks and managing their time. The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving skills and excellent judgment. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without daily supervision and effectively communicate with diverse groups of clients. Able to work under pressure and accept supervision. Regular and punctual attendance. US Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree in Aerospace engineering with five or more years of relevant work experience including GPS data processing and analysis. Intermediate or advanced knowledge of all GPS segments and GPS receiver operation including software receivers. Understanding of GPS spacecraft dynamics. Experience processing data in RINEX format. Detailed knowledge and experience with GPS as-broadcast navigation data. History of publication in relevant journals/industry conferences. Knowledge of new/modernized GPS signals. Understanding of Kalman filters. Knowledge/experience in software implementation of numerical integration and differential equations. Experience with GPS simulator (Spirnet), GPS Toolkit, scripting in numerical languages (Matlab, Octave), terminal based Unix environments, perl, bash, Solaris and or/Linux, Unix. Work experience with software configuration management processes (CVS, Perforce) and basic networking concepts, standard protocols and tools including ssh, X Windows and sftp. 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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