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Navigation Systems Engineer-IV&V

Company: Penn State University
Location: New York
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process. Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.
    • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process. Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.
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        The Strategic Navigation Systems Department (SNS) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL). is seeking a candidate for a Research and Development Engineer position in the SNS Department to support strategic navigation systems from the early research and development phase through development and sustainment of the deployed hardware and software. This includes the evaluation of high performance navigation systems, sensors, software, and integration of those sensors into the US Navy's strategic weapons systems. This position can be in Warminster, PA or Mitchel Field, NY

        Responsibilities of this position include:
        • Perform independent review of software and system requirement and design documents
        • Provide on site technical support during test events
        • Resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts and the mitigation of risks within programs
        • Perform engineering work related to navigation engineering and strategic weapon systems
        • Interact and collaborate regularly with program management, program sponsors and stakeholder This position will be filled at a level 2 or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelors' degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline plus 2 years' related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher-level jobs.

          Additional responsibilities and skills of a level 3 include:
          • Oversee systems engineering and design work, including system and sub-system requirements and design
          • Participate in the strategic planning process and provide input into strategic decisions for organization, unit and strategic partners
          • Review, evaluate, and develop solution for software and systems problems
          • At least 5 years of navigation experience in a DoD (Department of Defense) environment
          • At least 5 years of experience with strategic weapon systems Requirements of this position include:
            • At least 2 years of navigation experience in a DoD (Department of Defense) environment
            • At least 2 years of experience with strategic weapon systems
            • Expertise with PNT technologies which may include: Inertial Navigation, Global Positioning System, Alternative Navigation Technologies, Geophysical Navigation
            • Experience supporting DoD acquisition and/or sustainment programs
            • Excellent presentation skills and effective written and oral communication Preferred:
              • Experience performing IV&V
              • Active Top Secret Clearance

                Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and will be required to obtain and maintain at least a SECRET clearance. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Applicants with an active security clearance will be given preference. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

                ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.


                Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

                Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

                EEO IS THE LAW

                Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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