The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.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 Software Engineer.The position will support defense research programs for the Center for Environmental & Information Systems (CEIS) in the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) in the areas of signal and image processing, radar, acoustics, sonar system engineering, communications, and modeling and simulation.RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop complex specialty software for engineering research programs. The successful applicant will be engaged primarily to develop, independently and apart of teams, complex software for detection, classification, localization, and tracking of targets in radar and sonar applications, image processing, data communications and control of autonomous systems, and sensor processing for autonomous systems.The employee will be a critical member of a research team whose responsibilities may also include writing proposals, leading his/her own projects, and contributing to development and support of an applied signal processing group at APL.Specific duties include:
Develop algorithms, extrapolate data, conduct experiments and run program simulations utilizing Matlab and C/C++ initially to prototype and executing in C/C++ in realtime.
Participating in existing programs and contributing to new scientific directions by writing, testing, and debugging code with opportunities to develop independent ideas.
Collaborating with scientist and engineers in various disciplines and levels to identify project requirements and meet strict sponsor goals or complex objectives.
Other research related duties including continual development of technical, project and business development skills.REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related scientific or engineering field and 3 years of experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
Excellent computer skills, experience in MATLAB and C/C++;
Working knowledge of signal/image processing;
Ability to plan and organize technical projects;
Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial environment;
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, able to acquire and maintain a security clearance.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:
Experience with ROS or other middleware;
Previous experience in the application of signal and image processing techniques to real-time systems.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select
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