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The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is a national center for advanced science and engineering research and development and education. APL-UW was formed in 1943 for the U.S. Navy to bring university research resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. APL-UW has developed an international reputation for its broad based programs in science, engineering and for designing, building, and deploying the advanced technology required to meet the research needs of numerous government and commercial sponsors. With modern facilities, equipment and over 350 talented researchers and staff, APL-UW provides a unique, dynamic work environment with many opportunities.
APL has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Senior Electrical Engineer in the Ocean Engineering Department.
The Senior Electrical Engineer will oversee the hardware and software development of APL's US Navy Arctic acoustic tracking range systems, including but not limited to:
-independently solving complex electrical engineering problems
-developing new engineering methods/approaches and intellectual property
-serving as a key leader in extending technical capabilities
-managing multiple or significant projects
-identifying and leading funding activities
-participating in strategic planning
-developing and initiating technical standards
-directing work of other engineers and technicians
The Senior Electrical Engineer will plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of the work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope. S/he will perform work that involves conventional scientific or engineering practices but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements. Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty area, and a good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.
The Senior Electrical Engineer will be responsible for:
-performing or directing the electrical design, fabrication, field deployment, testing, and operation of complex oceanographic and acoustic systems and instrumentation,
-identifying and leading external proposal efforts, and
-develop new engineering methods/approaches, technical standards, serve as key leader in extending technical capabilities
This position requires a Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering and at least six year of experience in:
-Complex electrical design, fabrication, development and testing.
-Identifying and leading or significantly contributing to external requests for funding.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desirable prior experience working with:
-UUVs, AUVs, or ocean gliders
-systems for US Naval applications
-synchronous and/or asynchronous acoustic tracking ranges
-oceanographic and/or acoustic systems or instrumentation
-digital signal processing applications
| Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. |
-Must be capable of working at sea in small to large vessels for extended periods and willing to perform such duties.
-Ability to work independently, and as part of a research team, interacting cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds, academic levels, and nationalities.
-Must be US citizen capable of obtaining a DoD security clearance.
-May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.
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