The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Engineering Scientist - Underwater Sensor Perception Algorithm Designer

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $6,250 - $10,833
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-12-21-01-4204
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: Transcripts. 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

Design algorithms using classical filtering, statistical, and machine-learning techniques to process data from sonars operating in complex environments which improve operator or object classifier abilities to recognize objects near the vehicle or to provide object descriptors that enable autonomous vehicle decisions.

Essential Functions

Design sonar data processing algorithms and evaluate their inability to improve object recognition and support underwater robotic autonomous functionality. Determine processing requirements and direct software development efforts in support of advances research projects, to include supervision of junior researchers and students. Document results in the form of technical reports, present findings to project directors, principal investigators and sponsors. Participate in preparation of proposals, plans and schedules.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, math or applied sciences. Three years of experience related to the development and application of signal/image processing and/or machine learning algorithms. Experience with implementation and testing of data processing algorithms. Experience with analysis software packages such as Matlab or Mathematica, and general programming languages, such as C/C++ or Python. Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: digital signal processing, image processing, machine learning, autonomous control or statistical data analysis. 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 and maintaining a professional demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in engineering, math, or applied sciences with emphasis sonar/radar signal/image processing algorithms and data analysis or Master's degree with more than 2 years of experience signal processing algorithm development. Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: sonar or radar signal processing, multiple ping sonar (or radar) processing, statistical signal/image processing, signal detection and estimate techniques, machine learning, or autonomous control. 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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