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University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Closing date
Sep 25, 2023

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Req #: 226729 Department: APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date: 09/12/2023 Closing Info: Closes On 09/19/2023 Salary: $10,800-$12,000 per month Other Compensation: Limited Recruitment: Open to Department employees only
If you are a UW employee and would like to be considered for this position, please login to your UW employee profile to apply. Shift: First Shift Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state, and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills, and dedication to building stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities, and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Environmental and Information Systems team at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington is hiring - see yourself at APL!
The Applied Physics Laboratory is a research unit at the University of Washington. Our research expertise is in ocean physics and engineering, ocean and medical acoustics, polar science, environmental remote sensing, and signal processing. We conduct research and development that is sponsored by a variety of federal and state agencies and take great pride in our long-standing status as a US Navy-designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Our work takes place not only on the University of Washington campus and medical centers, but in field locations around the world - at sea, in the air, and on polar ice caps. We apply rigorous scientific inquiry and engineering excellence in pursuit of solutions to important problems for the good of our region, nation, and world.
Diversity is a core value at the University of Washington and the Applied Physics Laboratory shares this commitment. We are focused on building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable research environment for all students, staff, and collaborators. We believe every member of our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.
We are seeking a full-time, regular, Research Scientist/Engineer Senior to join the team. This position will involve supporting data and modeling infrastructure associated with ocean numerical simulations and support of uncrewed undersea sensing research. The tasks will largely focus on the development of software, including data management of ocean simulation infrastructure, microcontrollers running on marine systems, and shoreside management of computing infrastructure. The position will be involved in the preparation of Unmanned Marine systems for deployment, fieldwork, data analysis, review, simulation, development, and low-level system diagnostic and debugging. As a field-going group, participation in sustained ocean sensing programs is to be expected, with a share of operations responsibility. Sustained operations can occasionally require significant system triage and rectification with no advanced warning. As needed, fieldwork support may require flexibility to work irregular work hours, including evenings and weekends.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Development of software that supports ocean modeling infrastructure, sensing systems, and shoreside interfaces.
• Support of hardware and software for oceanographic data analysis and distribution.
• Autonomous underwater vehicle piloting and sustained operations (i.e., preparation, support of fieldwork, post-mission data analysis, and quality control).
• Participation in testing and field operations of developed systems.
• Development of documentation for developed systems.
• Participation in the conceptual development of future systems for planning and project development.
• Preparation, management, shipping, and tracking of instrumentation to remote locations around the world.
Master's degree in Oceanography and 8 years of relevant experience.
• US Citizenship.
• Possession and maintenance of a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.
• Strong data analysis experience.
• Experience with ocean modeling and simulation.
• Experience with algorithm implementations on sensor systems.
• Strong software skills in C or other high-level languages, as well as lower-level environments (e.g., assembly).
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Experience in cloud-based computing.
• Experience in sea-going experimentation.
• Unix/Linux system administration.
• Management of enterprise computer hardware.
Application Process:The application process 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 "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.
Open to Department employees only If you are a UW employee and would like to be considered for this position, please login to your UW employee profile to apply.

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