Electronic Engineer

Penn State

University Park, PA

Job posting number: #7150778

Posted: May 26, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


We are searching for motivated and talented Electronic Engineers to join our Electronics Systems Department (ESD) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University. ARL’s purpose is to research and develop innovative solutions to challenging scientific, engineering, and technology problems in support of the Navy, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Intel Community (IC). The mission of ESD is to develop and maintain expertise in the research, development, assembly, integration, and delivery of specialty electronic systems for undersea applications. These positions may be filled as either a Research and Development Engineer or a non-tenure Research Faculty.

ARL is an authorized DoD SkillBridge partner and welcomes all transitioning military members to apply.

You will:

Design custom circuit boards and power electronics to support system functions
Develop software/firmware that is tightly interfaced to hardware in an embedded system
Debug and test hardware, software, and firmware using unit integration and hardware-in-the-loop system tests
Contribute to documents, designs, and specifications
Proactively seek professional development opportunities
Present to peers, management, sponsors, and stakeholders
Support other members of the team
Additional responsibilities for higher-level positions include:

Supervise the work of lower level staff and undergraduate students
Perform tasks of a larger scope and lead specific tasks within the project scope
Oversee the development of documents, designs, and specifications
Manage tasks of small or moderate size
Contribute to proposals, reports, and presentations
This position can be filled as a Level 1 or 2, depending on your education and experience. Typical requirements include a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline. Additional experience and/or education are required for high-level position.

Required skills/experience areas include:

Basic understanding of electronic circuits and components
Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Familiarity of Electronics Test equipment – Oscilloscopes, Multi-meters, Function generators
Preferred experience for these positions include:

Specific domain knowledge in C/C++
Experience in MATLAB, LabVIEW, VHDL and/or Verilog
Strong oral and written communication skills
Skills specific to the Xilinx Vivado Development tools and Xilinx System on Module
Object Oriented Design
Your working location can be hybrid on-site/work from home, located in State College, PA.

ARL at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University center of excellence in defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas.

You will be subject to a government security investigation, and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on ARL, visit our web site at www.arl.psu.edu.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Job posting number:#7150778
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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