The University of Texas at Austin Engineering Scientist - Software Defined Radio Receiver Developer in Austin, Texas

Engineering Scientist - Software Defined Radio Receiver Developer

Hiring department

Applied Research Lab

Monthly salary

$6,250 - $10,833

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: Transcript. 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


Support the Space and Geophysics Laboratory by joining the software defined radio development team.

Essential Functions

Develop requirements and architect new features. Develop hardware and software in Verilog, RTL, C/C++, and Python to support and enhance capabilities for software defined radios. Develop hardware simulations and software regression tests to verify correct operation of firmware and software. Support integration, test, verification, and bug resolution for the release of new firmware and software builds. Perform analysis on collected data to ensure correct performance. Create and maintain documentation and procedures to support sustainable team development activities.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Occasional collection of data at remote locations and occasional outdoor deployments. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in physics, engineering, computer and information science or other applied sciences. Three years of demonstrated ability in applied research. Demonstrated ability with at least two of the following: Verilog, C++, Python, DSP development, data analysis. Applicant must have a dynamic skill set, willing to work with new technologies, be highly organized and capable of planning and coordinating multiple tasks and managing their time. The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving skills and excellent judgment. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without daily supervision and effectively communicate with diverse groups of clients. Able to work under pressure and accept supervision. Regular and punctual attendance. 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Physics and five or more years of experience. Experience with Verilog, C++, Python, and data analysis. Cumulative GPA of 3.0

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

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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