The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Engineering Scientist Associate - Software Defined Radio Receiver Hardware Developer

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $5,400 - $6,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-05-01-4205
Job Status Open
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

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

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 must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information

Purpose

Support the Space and Geophysics Laboratory by working with a design team developing software defined radios.

Essential Functions

Develop hardware and software in Verilog, RTL, C/C++, and Python to support and enhance capabilities for software defined radios. Develop hardware simulations and software regression tests to verify correct operation of firmware and software. Support integration, test, verification, and bug resolution for the release of new firmware and software builds. Manage the build, integration, and test of new hardware units. Perform analysis on collected data to ensure correct performance. Create and maintain documentation and procedures to support sustainable team development activities.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Occasional collection of data at remote locations and occasional outdoor deployments. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in physics, engineering, computer and information science or other related applied science. Demonstrated ability with at least one of the following: RF design and analysis, Verilog, C++, Python, DSP development, data analysis and PCB design. 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. Evidence of skills in the following areas: working with new technologies, being highly organized, planning and coordinating multiple tasks, effective time management, attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, using excellent judgment, working independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintaining a professional demeanor, working as a team member without daily supervision, effectively communicating with diverse groups of clients, working under pressure, accepting supervision and demonstrating regular/punctual attendance.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Physics and two or more years of related experience. Direct experience with Verilog, C++, Python, data analysis, and software defined radio design, implementation and testing. Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Working conditions

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

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