Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Engineer (Embedded Systems) to join the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time , exemptposition, and is eligible for full benefits.
The Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department is recruiting qualified candidates for a position in electronic and software engineering in support of applied research and development in underwater robotics, communication, and navigation. The work will involve electronic design, development, and troubleshooting. Additionally, it will require developing embedded firmware for microcontroller-based systems and software for general purpose computers.The position will also involve going to sea to support data collection and experimentation, and post-processing and analysis.
With little supervision, works creatively and independently to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete difficult engineering assignments by demonstrating full competency in one or more engineering areas; assists substantively in planning technical aspects of experiments, as well as design, testing, and use of major system components.
Develops major portions of electronic or mechanical systems with supervision consisting primarily of milestone progress reviews; frequently acts as Project Engineer on major projects
Conducts hardware developments such as new sensor techniques, autonomous battery-powered instrumentation, control systems for manned and robotic submersibles, etc.
Writes complex computer code for use in instrumentation, system modeling, and electronic design
Develops new sampling methods involving complex mechanical, electrical, or electronic instrumentation
Plays a significant role in report writing and proposal preparation and may single-author results
Interacts with scientific and technical staff colleagues to foster research ideas, develop and hone research/experimental skills
May supervise one or more Engineering Assistants and/or Engineers
As deemed necessary by supervisor
Education & Experience
Ph.D. in, or Master's degree in electrical engineering or computer science with several years of related experience, or Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer science with more than five years of related experience.
Required skills of the position include:
Excellent working knowledge of C and/or C++, Python, and other programming languages such as Matlab, C#, and/or Java
Electronic design skills, including schematic-level design, basic layout, and troubleshooting
Experience with version control within a team software development environment
Experience with programming and debugging embedded systems
Experience working with oceanographic systems, including autonomous underwater vehicles
Experience with field experiment planning and execution
Experience working at sea
Other skills that are desirable include:
Experience with FPGAs and Verilog
Experience with data analysis
Must be a US Citizen
Must be able to obtain Security Clearance at Secret level or above
Physicalduties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to liftless than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day;carry 10-25 lbs,2 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability todistinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse).Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards.Physicalduties are subject to change.
May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.
Internal Number: 2020-1374
About Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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