Engineer - Vehicle Flight Control & Inertial Navigation Systems

    University park, PA
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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.

    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.


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    University Park, PA
    Posting ID: 558255604Posted: 2020-05-21