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The Vehicle Control and Dynamics Department in the Systems and Emerging Capabilities Division within the Undersea Systems Office (USO) of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking a talented and experienced Dynamics and Control Systems Engineer to design flight control and inertial navigation system algorithms and support 6DoF dynamics modeling for autonomous undersea vehicles.
Responsibilities include: Control algorithm design and tuning for embedded flight control systems; design and tuning of Extended Kalman Filter-based Strapdown Inertial Navigation and navigation systems; debug and test software using unit, integration, and hardware-in-the-loop system tests; document algorithms, specifications, software, and defects; estimate software efforts and manage time well; communicate consistently with peers, management, and stakeholders; conform to requirements and standards for each project; proactively seek improvements for algorithms, software, and processes; proactively seek professional development opportunities; share knowledge with team members; and demonstrate and present to peers, management, sponsors, and stakeholders.
Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science related discipline and 2 years' related experience. A degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is preferred. The following are requirements of this position:
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Ability to present ideas, concepts, and instructions in a clear manner
- Ability to work equally well independently or as part of a team
Experience in the following is preferred:
- Matlab and Simulink including code-generation with Simulink Coder
- Proficiency in C, C++, and Linux
- Network and serial communications
- Software configuration management systems
Candidates will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.
This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.
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