The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist - Senior Software Defined Radio Receiver Software Developer

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $6,250 - $10,833
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-06-14-01-4204
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

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: College trancripts. 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


Develop software for software-defined radio (SDR) receivers for GPS/GNSS and other applications.

Essential Functions

Develop system software architectures to perform high-rate, near real-time data distribution and collection. Design, implement and test near real-time software in C++ to support the following functions: control, data distribution and low-rate baseband processing. Maintain system software and configuration, including development and deployment of software updates to remote systems. Troubleshoot software issues that arise in operation of remote systems.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Occasional travel to support meetings. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or a related field. Three years demonstrated experience in object-oriented software design and C++ software development. Demonstrated ability with Linux and open-source software tools for code development, testing, version control, and documentation. 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

Master's degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or a related field. Ten years or more demonstrated experience in object-oriented design and C++ software development. Expert knowledge of object modeling, design patterns, and good code construction practices. Experience with Python, including development of SWIG bindings. Proficiency in software practices for concurrency control, memory management, object persistence, computer networking and messaging, and performance analysis and tuning. 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. May work in shared, windowless office space. Possible intrastate/interstate travel.

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