The University of Texas at Austin Engineering Scientist Associate - Electronics Design Engineering Associate in Austin, Texas

Engineering Scientist Associate - Electronics Design Engineering Associate

Hiring department

Applied Research Lab

Monthly salary

$5,400 - $6,500+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: College transcripts. References must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Design, develop, test, document and maintain production and research and development hardware and embedded software used in sonar, navigation, life support, and diver systems.

Essential Functions

Design embedded electronics hardware containing microcontrollers, A/D converters, power supplies, etc.; including schematics, board layout, fabrication, component assembly and troubleshooting. This hardware will support sonar, radio, and navigation system projects. Design, develop, and test real-time embedded software applications under various operating systems including Linux and Android. Create supporting documentation for hardware and software designed to support projects. Participate in data collection exercises, data management, and data analysis. Support the installation and testing of equipment in field locations.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering and demonstrated ability in designing digital and analog electronics hardware and developing software applications in an embedded environment. US Citizen: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position. Evidence of skills in the following areas: working with new technologies, being highly organized, planning and coordinating multiple tasks, effective time management, attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, using excellent judgment, working independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintaining a professional demeanor, working as a team member without daily supervision, effectively communicating with diverse groups of clients, working under pressure, accepting supervision and demonstrating regular/punctual attendance.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the development and implementation of compact battery operated equipment utilizing both analog and digital circuitry. Experience with explosive ordnance disposal. Experience in design synthesis utilizing programmable logic and embedded processors with programmable logic devices. Demonstrated knowledge in any of the following: C, C++, Java, Android, Linux, real time operating systems, version control systems, defect tracking systems, unit testing. Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: acoustics, navigation, signal processing, detection theory, pattern recognition and classification, image processing, radio communications. Prior work experience in professional or research oriented development. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills. Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. May work in shared, windowless office space. Possible intrastate/interstate travel.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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