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R&D Hardware Electrical Engineering Associate
Job Location :
1616 Guadalupe,
Suite UTA 2.206
Austin, Texas 78701
United States
Applied Research Laboratories UTA
1616 Guadalupe,
Suite UTA 2.206
Austin, TX 78701
United States
https://www.utexas.edu/
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
  • Authorized to work
  • Contribute to research and development tasks and experimental sea-tests within the Environmental Sciences Laboratory’s engineering team.

    Responsibilities
    • Hardware and software support of existing systems and sensors.  This includes calibration, characterization and testing.
    • Lead in design/development and implementation of new systems and sensors.  This includes hardware/software development along with calibration, characterization and testing.
    • Support at sea testing for systems.
    • Assist with hardware procurement.
    • Assist electrical and mechanical technicians with various tasking.  Management of student development and tasking.
    • Document results and designs in a clear and concise way using proper software source control methodologies.
    • Other related functions as assigned.
    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Demonstrated ability with analog and/or digital circuit design and board/component level testing as well as basic experience with PCB layouts. Experience with programming for embedded systems. Familiarity with principles of ADC’s, data acquisition, and/or acoustic measurements. Experience with instrumentation such as oscilloscopes and function generators. Familiarity with spectrum analyzers. Experience with Matlab. Applicant must be highly organized, capable of planning, coordinating multiple tasks, and managing their time. The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving, sound engineering judgment, and good communication skills. Willingness/ability to perform frequent domestic/foreign travel up to 30 percent. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information/maintain professional demeanor/work as a team member without daily supervision. Able to work under pressure and accept supervision. Regular/punctual attendance. 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 electrical engineering. Two years of experience developing or supporting sensor data acquisition systems. Experience with mixed-signal circuit design (analog/digital). Demonstrated experience with Hardware Description Languages. Strong familiarity with Vivado and Xilinx SDK. Strong familiarity with C language. Strong familiarity with principles of software engineering in the LabVIEW and LabVIEW RealTime environment.  Strong familiarity with instrumentation such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function generators. Some experience with embedded hardware design such as FPGAs, DSPs or MCUs. Some familiarity with IEEE bus standards such as I2C, SPI, RS-232, USB. and  GPIO. Experience working at-sea with instrumentation equipment. Prior work experience in professional or research oriented software development. Demonstrated skills in designing, building and deploying measurement and instrumentation hardware systems.  Experience with signal processing using Matlab. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills. Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

    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 United States, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

    Salary Range

    $69,500-$80,000+/negotiable depending on qualifications.

    Working Conditions

    May work in all weather conditions, extreme temperatures and standard office conditions.  May work around electrical/mechanical hazards.  Use of manual dexterity, climbing of stairs, and lifting and moving.  Offshore work on ships.

    Required Materials
    • Resume/CV
    • 3 work references with their contact information including email addresses; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
    • Letter of interest addressing your experiences with the following: electronic hardware, programming for embedded systems, circuit design (analog/digital) and field work.  Please also state if you have ever had access to classified information.
    • Unofficial college transcript

    Important: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

    You may establish contact with the hiring department's HR Representative by sending an email to Lyssa Heine at Apply Here. Please reference the posting number in the subject line of the e-mail and on any attachments or subsequent correspondence. This position can close after 7 days from date opened.

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    Required Application Materials:

    A resume or CV is required to apply. A list of 3 references is required to apply. Any additional required materials are noted in the Job Details section.

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    Employment Eligibility:

    Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

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    Retirement Plan Eligibility:

    The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

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    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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    Pay Transparency:

    The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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    Employment Eligibility Verification:

    If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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    E-Verify:

    The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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    Compliance:

    Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

    The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2018 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UT


    Applied Research Laboratories UTA Profile:

    The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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