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Position seeks engineer to work in a multidisciplinary team environment performing integration, test and evaluation of first-of-a-kind accelerometer and gyroscope sensors. Responsibilities include planning and conducting the test and analysis of state-of-the-art inertial guidance and navigation instruments. This will include the design, development and execution of tests and evaluations, as well as developing appropriate requirements, test plans, test infrastructure, procedures and data analysis tools. The candidate may be required to evaluate components and subsystems comprised of HW and SW elements to ensure their readiness for system-level integration and test. Key job elements include problem identification and resolution, planning and execution of tests using dynamic test equipment including vibration tables, centrifuges, rate tables and thermal chambers, and communicating regular status reports to management. The ability to work in a team and succeed within a process-oriented setting is critical, as is the ability to thoroughly document and communicate one’s work to a technical audience.
BS in EE, ME, CE/CS or Physics (MS preferred). The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and capable of working at a high technical level with minimal supervision. Excellent communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills are required working in a production environment complying with processes and procedures. The ability to document designs, simulations and test results for distribution, and present to a technical audience is desired. Experience in any of the following areas would be a plus: signal processing, control theory, data acquisition, sensor technologies, integration and test of HW and SW elements, commercial test instrumentation (power supplies, meters, etc.), and electronics-based components and subassemblies (breadboard HW, etc.). Experience in documenting related activities (plans, procedures, configuration and test results) is also desired. Proficiency in MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW or similar tools is a plus.
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.