Software Engineer


: $95,660.00 - $139,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Campus/Location: University Park Campus Date Announced: 10/15/2018 Date Closing: open until filled Job Number: 83613 Level/Salary Band:

* 01 - L - Exempt
* 02 - M - Exempt
* 03 - N - Exempt

Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory Department: Operations Research Full/Part Time: Full-Time


The Operations Research Department within the Undersea Systems Office (USO) at The Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State (ARL) is seeking a software engineer. This position will create tools and methods to support Operations Research analytic studies in a variety of DoD/Intelligence applications. Responsibilities include: Develop and maintain software baseline for tool development; maintain proper version control of software deliverables; communicate consistently and effectively (both oral and written) with peers, management, and stakeholders; work in all phases of the development lifecycle, designing software architectures and developing software specifications. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Math/Statistics is preferred. A Master's degree preferred. Preferred experience includes: interfacing with databases, physical simulation development, coding for computational efficiency in optimization or Monte-Carlo simulation problems and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) design. Previous military experience, especially in undersea systems is beneficial. Experience with the following is required: scientific programming for modeling and problem solving (e.g. MATLAB, Mathematica, R, Python, C/C++, C#, Java or similar languages); familiar with Atlassian products (JIRA, BITBUCKET, Confluence); user interface development. Candidates will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

Associated topics: .net, application, back end, c#, matlab, php, programming, sde, sdet, sw * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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