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Executive Director, APL, Req. #142772

The University of Washington (UW) seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial leader for the position of Executive Director, Applied Physics Laboratory.

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Posting Date: 22 February 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Director's Office

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The University of Washington (UW) seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial leader for the position of Executive Director, Applied Physics Laboratory.The UW is the nations leading public university in obtaining research funding and is regularly ranked among the top 15 universities worldwide. The UW is committed to providing and promoting an inclusive and diverse community, and has just released a new Diversity Blueprint to guide its actions. The Applied Physics Laboratory at the UW (APL-UW) is characterized by its world-class reputation, and strong academic and collaborative integration into the UW. The APL-UW is designated by the Department of Defense (DoD) as a US Navy University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), and pursues both applied and basic research (DoD and non-DoD sponsored) through competitive grants, proposals, and contract research primarily to government (national and state) and industry sources.

With a current annual research budget around $70M, the APL-UW is an international leader in marine- and acoustic-related, science and engineering research, with focus groups in Acoustics, Air-Sea Interactions and Remote Sensing, Electronic and Photonic Systems, Environmental and Informational Systems, Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Ocean Engineering, Ocean Physics, and Polar Science. The APL-UW employs over 200 people, including independent Principal Investigators (approximately half of the organization, many with academic affiliations to other UW units), technical staff, postdoctoral scholars, students, and administrative personnel.

Through collaborative pooling of high-quality technical expertise, in-house engineering, and prototype manufacturing resources, the APL-UW is uniquely positioned to address complex and large-scale marine-related engineering projects, engage in remote and extensive field operations, and effectively transfer advanced technology to industry and government sectors. Although the APL-UWs primary focus is research along with its spin-offs and applications, its personnel also directly support the academic mission of the UW by mentoring and sponsoring students, teaching courses, providing research expertise complementary to academic units, and sharing science and engaging with the public and K-12 education efforts.

The EXECUTIVE Director of the APL-UW must oversee and manage these extensive and diverse resources, providing vision, leadership, strategic planning, and practical support to the multifaceted research directions and strategies of the APL-UW.

For this position, the UW seeks proven excellence in management of sizeable institutions and related skills such as communication, commitment to innovation, and development of career advancement pathways for employees. The successful candidate should have a track record, vision, and strategy for fostering diversity, equality and inclusivity. Demonstrated experience of effective leadership and a record of achievement and commitment to scholarship and service are essential.

REQUIREMENTS:

Ph.D in Scientific or Engineering field plus a minimum of 9 years of experience.

This position requires experience and understanding of the grant/proposal driven research environment, reflecting both large institutional- and individual PI-led research. The Director should have the ability to strategically enhance relationships with DoD (especially the US Navy) and other funding sources, including other government agencies and industry, and develop and enrich synergies between the APL-UW and the wider UW campus. The EXECUTIVE Director also serves as the Senior Intelligence Officer for the APL-UW, providing senior leadership to APL-UWs security team on all matters related to the safeguarding of classified material, systems, and information.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:

Experience managing large research organizations.

Familiarity and experience working with Dept of Defense and non-Dept of Defense funding agencies.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

US citizenship is required to apply. The finalist will be subject to government security investigations and must possess or be eligible to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Special Compartmented Information and Special Access Program materials and programs.

This leadership position requires a strong presence at the UW, as well as significant travel to advocate for the APL-UW at state and federal agencies.

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Application Process:
In the cover letter, please include a statement of your vision for leading the APL-UW, including research, education, and diversity strategies. Confidential review of complete applications will begin on March 31, 2017. The anticipated position start date is October 1, 2017.

The application process for UW positions 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, Criminal Conviction History, 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.

For questions about this position please contact the search committee chair, Bruce Nelson, at bnelson@uw.edu.

Information Systems Security Officer, Req. #141503

APL has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

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Posting Date: 13 January 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Director's Office

Reporting through University of Washington Facility Security Officer (FSO) to the Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington (APL-UW) Information Security Manager (ISSM), the incumbent will serve as the APL-UWs Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). As such the position will coordinate directly with the ISSM in managing all aspects of APL-UWs (and the Universitys industrial security information systems security program, including but not limited to information system security operations, physical security as it relates to information systems security, compliance with federal policies and regulations, information systems security training, and other security issues as assigned.

This position will provide classified computer/network technical and administrative support to the University of Washington, Navy University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) as an Information Systems Security Officer. As such the position coordinates with the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) in managing all aspects of APL-UWs (and the Universitys) industrial security information systems security program, including but not limited to information system security operations, physical security as it relates to information systems security, compliance with federal policies and regulations, information systems security training, and other security issues as assigned.

The ISSO manages the APL-UW information system security resources while maintaining complete security compliance and effective systems. The primary job duties are to assist in developing, implementing, and managing effective and efficient information system security practices that are compliant with continually evolving national security federal laws, policies, regulations, and guidelines. The position requires the ISSO to continuously integrate information gathered from a variety of sources into APL-UW information systems security practices, coordinating with the ISSM and/or FSO to ensure consistency as appropriate across the broad Universitys industrial security program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Security Operations:
The ISSO works with the APL- UWs ISSM to ensure that the APL-UWs Secret Internet Protocol Routed Network (SIPRNet) enclave maintains compliance with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) requirements. The ISSO ensure users are correctly following the security procedures. The ISSO configures, updates, and monitors SIPRNet network infrastructure devices consisting of routers, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention components, and switches. The ISSO is responsible for the local Host Based Security System (HBSS) implementation and operation. The ISSO interfaces directly with the Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CNDSP) to provide support related to CNDSP subscription services. The ISSO use tools authorized by DISA to test the system, i.e. vulnerability scanner, Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance checker, and antivirus. Maintains compliance records for SIPRNet network infrastructure using Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring web based system or other locally developed risk management tools. Completes required and recommended training activities necessary to maintain technical proficiency and required certifications.

Classified Security Systems:
The ISSO ensures that all remaining classified computing systems are established/maintained in compliance with Defense Security Service (DSS requirements, ensures users are correctly following proper security procedures, and that all classified information systems are properly secured. The ISSO works collaboratively with the ISSM to develop, document and present information system security education, awareness and training; establish, document, implement, and monitor the industrial information systems security information systems program, ensuring compliance with federal policy and regulations; identify and document any unique information system security threats; conduct periodic information system self-inspections and coordinate corrective actions for all findings; conduct certification tests and certify to DSS that that all required information system protection measures are in place and provide the necessary protections; and other responsibilities described in applicable federal information system security requirement documents. The ISSO is responsible for ensuring weekly security checks of all accredited systems are completed. As necessary, the ISSO performs system administration functions for modern operating systems and applications, including but not limited to Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems, such as installing and configuring operating systems, installing patches and updates, adjusting security controls to meet federal requirements, monitoring operation, and creating and managing system back-ups. The ISSO ensures System Security Plans for all classified computing areas assigned to his/her responsibility are maintained.

Systems Support:
The ISSO remains available during core business hours to support users of classified or unclassified computing systems by providing guidance and training on security policy, plans and procedures; performing system administrator functions; ensuring critical information is backed-up; and adding or removing classified systems. For all active users, the ISSO verifies their clearance and needs to use the systems assigned to his/her responsibility annually. The ISSO will assist in developing and administering Controlled Unclassified Information(CUI) compliance and auditing policies associated with APL- UW unclassified network. The ISSO will perform Information Assurance (IA) duties as assigned by the ISSM.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Security or related field and six years of progressively responsible experience as a Network Engineer, Network Administrator or Security Administrator WITH the appropriate industry recognized certifications
Microsoft supported server operating system certifications and/ or network administration level certification
Demonstrated ability to work independently, make critical decisions, and work effectively with all levels of the organization
DoDD 8140, Tech Level III or MGT Level II or III Certification
Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Host Based Security System (HBSS) trained with certification
DISA Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) trained with certification
Experienced with NIST 800-53 standards

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:

Certification in computer operations and security as required by federal requirements (e.g., Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)) and Certified Information Systems Security Professions (CISSP)
Certifications in Cyber Forensics, Insider Threat, Incident Handling

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Ability to acquire and maintain a Department of Defense SECRET personnel security clearance.

Ability to acquire and maintain required CISSP Certification.

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHER/MARINE GEOPHYSICIST - JUNIOR, Req. #116634

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a full time sea-going experimental Physical Oceanographer or Marine Geophysicist - Junior to lead a program in ocean electrodynamics.

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Posting Date: 2 March 2015

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation%u2019s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is a national center for advanced science and engineering research and development and education. APL-UW was formed in 1943 for the U.S. Navy to bring university research resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. APL-UW has developed an international reputation for its broad based programs in science, engineering and for designing, building, and deploying the advanced technology required to meet the research needs of numerous government and commercial sponsors. With modern facilities, equipment and over 350 talented researchers and staff, APL-UW provides a unique, dynamic work environment with many opportunities.

APL-UW is organized into eight scientific and technical departments. The ability to turn ideas and hypotheses into experiments, field programs, and new instrumentation relies on the composite of many science and engineering disciplines. The Laboratory owes its success to the synergy created by investigators and technicians working across these departments and their commitment to basic and applied research.

Research at APL-UW is funded by grants and contracts, primarily with government federal agencies such as the U.S. Navy, NSF, NASA, NIH, and DARPA. APL-UW receives no support from the state of Washington. The Laboratory relies on private gifts for new faculty positions, new buildings, student fellowships, seed funding for new research projects, endowments, matching funds to secure federal research grants, educational outreach to schools, undergraduate mentorships, and new programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The appointee will undertake research at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in the Ocean Physics Department (OPD) with potential for collaboration with the UW School of Oceanography and other units within the College of Environment including the support and supervision of graduate students. Further opportunities exist with the large and vibrant oceanographic community in Seattle.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that includes ocean electrodynamics with an emphasis on sensors and measurement of ocean EM fields. Related activities at APL/UW focus on oceanography including theory, modeling, instrumentation, and field programs spanning basic research to applied and classified efforts. Historically, electrodynamics work has implemented motionally induced voltage sensors on many platforms (e.g., ships, profilers, gliders, floats, drifters, landers and submarine cables) to study oceanic flows and turbulence. Newer topics include adding turbulence sensors to profiling floats, EM remote salinity profiling in marine estuaries, observing the global electric circuit and installing EM sensors on NSF%u2019s OOI submarine cable. Several such measurement systems are available for immediate use for both ocean velocity and magnetotelluric studies.

Responsibilities will include proposal writing, reporting of research results at conferences and in high quality publications, and establishing a self-sustaining research funding base. Initial support is over a nominal 1-year period that will come from current projects and start-up funds. The initial assignment will be with Dr. Eric D%u2019Asaro.

REQUIREMENTS:

PhD in Oceanography, Marine Geophysics or a closely related discipline plus 2 years of experience.
Equivalent experience of 6 years in Oceanography or related disciplines may be substituted for PhD.
Demonstrated progressive research responsibility and experience.
Established technical expertise; serves as a resource to research unit/department.
Ability to acquire and maintain a US Security clearance.

Candidates will require the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job satisfactorily, including:
Understanding of electrodynamics as it relates to oceanographic or geophysical processes.
Proven ability to utilize oceanic measurements to address scientific or practical problems.
Demonstrated record and high potential to develop a well-funded program.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

Ability to acquire and maintain a US Security clearance.

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions 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 Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select %u201CApply to this position%u201D. 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 %u201CMy Jobs%u201D 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.

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHER/MARINE GEOPHYSICIST - SENIOR, Req. #116633

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a full time sea-going experimental Physical Oceanographer or Marine Geophysicist - Senior to lead a program in ocean electrodynamics.

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Posting Date: 2 March 2015

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation%u2019s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is a national center for advanced science and engineering research and development and education. APL-UW was formed in 1943 for the U.S. Navy to bring university research resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. APL-UW has developed an international reputation for its broad based programs in science, engineering and for designing, building, and deploying the advanced technology required to meet the research needs of numerous government and commercial sponsors. With modern facilities, equipment and over 350 talented researchers and staff, APL-UW provides a unique, dynamic work environment with many opportunities.

APL-UW is organized into eight scientific and technical departments. The ability to turn ideas and hypotheses into experiments, field programs, and new instrumentation relies on the composite of many science and engineering disciplines. The Laboratory owes its success to the synergy created by
investigators and technicians working across these departments and their commitment to basic and applied research.

Research at APL-UW is funded by grants and contracts, primarily with government federal agencies such as the U.S. Navy, NSF, NASA, NIH, and DARPA. APL-UW receives no support from the state of Washington. The Laboratory relies on private gifts for new faculty positions, new buildings, student fellowships, seed funding for new research projects, endowments, matching funds to secure federal research grants, educational outreach to schools, undergraduate mentorships, and new programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The appointee will undertake research at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in the Ocean Physics Department (OPD) with potential for collaboration with the UW School of Oceanography and other units within the College of Environment including the support and supervision of graduate students. Further opportunities exist with the large and vibrant oceanographic community in Seattle.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that includes ocean electrodynamics with an emphasis on sensors and measurement of ocean EM fields. Related activities at APL/UW focus on oceanography including theory, modeling, instrumentation, and field programs spanning basic research to applied and classified efforts. Historically, electrodynamics work has implemented motionally induced voltage sensors on many platforms (e.g., ships, profilers, gliders, floats, drifters, landers and submarine cables) to study oceanic flows and turbulence. Newer topics include adding turbulence sensors to profiling floats, EM remote salinity profiling in marine estuaries, observing the global electric circuit and installing EM sensors on NSF%u2019s OOI submarine cable. Several such measurement systems are available for immediate use for both ocean velocity and magnetotelluric studies.

Responsibilities will include proposal writing, reporting of research results at conferences and in high quality publications, and establishing a self-sustaining research funding base. Initial support is over a nominal 1-year period that will come from current projects and start-up funds. The initial assignment will be with Ocean Physics Department Head, Dr. Eric D%u2019Asaro.

REQUIREMENTS:

PhD in Oceanography, Marine Geophysics or a closely related discipline plus 6 years of experience.
Equivalent experience of 6 years in Oceanography or related disciplines may be substituted for PhD.
Demonstrated record of research and development in the ocean with existing funded projects.
Demonstrated progressive research responsibility and experience.
Established technical expertise; serves as a resource to research unit/department.
Ability to acquire and maintain a US Security clearance.

Candidates will require the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job satisfactorily, including:
Understanding of electrodynamics as it relates to oceanographic or geophysical processes.
Proven ability to utilize oceanic measurements to address scientific or practical problems.
Demonstrated record and high potential to develop a well-funded program.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Condition of Employment:

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

Ability to acquire and maintain a US Security clearance.

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions 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 Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select %u201CApply to this position%u201D. 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 %u201CMy Jobs%u201D 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.

SEED Post-doctoral Research Associate , Req. #NN23792

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates (job class code 0148) with research interests in Oceanography, Polar Science, Remote Sensing, Environmental Acoustics and Ocean Engineering.

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Posting Date: 27 April 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates (job class code 0148) with research interests in Oceanography, Polar Science, Remote Sensing, Environmental Acoustics and Ocean Engineering. This is a full-time (100% FTE) appointment, with expected terms of two years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Positions are not project-specific; a specific applicant is expected to define his/her research goals within the broad program areas of the participating APL departments: Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing (AIRS), Acoustics Department (AD), Ocean Engineering (OE), Ocean Physics Department (OPD), Polar Science Center (PSC). Successful applicants must hold a recent (no more than 4-years) PhD or foreign equivalent in order to assume a post-doctoral position.

A transition to permanent staff following the completion of the post-doc appointment is possible subject to availability of funds and the demonstration of an interest in developing independent research initiatives during the course of the post-doc appointment. Opportunities to collaborate with scientists across the UW campus provide access to a broad range of expertise both during the post-doctoral research and as a permanent member of the staff.

APL-UW serves society by contributing new knowledge and technology to the national defense enterprise, industry, public policy makers, and academia. The Laboratorys broad and deep experience in undersea science and technology is a significant reason why APL-UW is one of only five Department of Defense-designated University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) having long-term, large-scale, formal connections to the U.S. Navy.

The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The University serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The University promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, and staff and the public; we seek applicants who are committed to these principles. Thus, we are strongly seeking applicants whose research, teaching, and/or service have not only prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, but have also given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

The position offers salary commensurate with experience, as well as the Universitys excellent comprehensive benefits package. Details are available at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/05/BAAG-Faculty-9-mo-or-more-appointments.pdf).

Screening of applicants will begin June 19, 2017; applications should be received prior to June 16, 2017 to be considered in the screening process. Finalists will be contacted in July. Travel expenses will be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar in Seattle, WA.

Job offers be will made in September 2017 with start dates negotiable between October 2017 and March 2018.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit electronically:

- A curriculum vitae,
- A publication list,
- A brief research proposal (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, excluding bibliography and figures) describing research to be pursued during a two-year tenure at the University of Washington, and
- The names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

In addition, a letter of support from a mentor in one of the participating departments (AIRS, AD, OE, OPD, PSC) is strongly encouraged. Further information on current research at APL, by department and principal investigator, can be found at: http://www.apl.washington.edu/departments/departments.php

Applications should be submitted preferably via email to:

Dr. Kevin Williams

Sr. Principal Physicist, Acoustics Department Chair, and Liaison of Science and Engineering Group of APL

Applied Physics Laboratory – University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Box 355640
Seattle, WA 98105-6698

williams@apl.washington.edu

Senior Electrical Engineer, Req. #139215

APL has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Senior Electrical Engineer in the Ocean Engineering Department.

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Posting Date: 1 November 2016

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Electrical Engineer will oversee the hardware and software development of APL's US Navy Arctic acoustic tracking range systems, including but not limited to:
-independently solving complex electrical engineering problems
-developing new engineering methods/approaches and intellectual property
-serving as a key leader in extending technical capabilities
-managing multiple or significant projects
-identifying and leading funding activities
-participating in strategic planning
-developing and initiating technical standards
-directing work of other engineers and technicians

The Senior Electrical Engineer will plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of the work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope. S/he will perform work that involves conventional scientific or engineering practices but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements. Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty area, and a good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be responsible for:
-performing or directing the electrical design, fabrication, field deployment, testing, and operation of complex oceanographic and acoustic systems and instrumentation,
-identifying and leading external proposal efforts, and
-develop new engineering methods/approaches, technical standards, serve as key leader in extending technical capabilities

Software Engineer (Temporary), Req. #143652

The Center for Environmental & Information Systems (CEIS) in the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) has an opportunity for a full-time (temporary) Software Engineer.

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Posting Date: 26 April 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Environmental & Information Systems

APL-UW is a national center for advanced science, engineering research, development, education and CEIS is looking for a software engineer to help create innovative new web and mobile applications. The software we create is primarily focused on data discovery, visualization, and outreach. Our users span a wide range of groups, including researchers, educators, businesses, and the general public. This position will be part of a team making a real difference by creating tools to aid decision makers, improve data interpretation, and reduce losses caused by natural disasters. This position will support application development for several projects, including a new University of Washington facility that enables data collection and archiving following natural hazard events, and a national program for collecting and visualizing ocean data and forecasts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include, developing full lifecycle software, writing well designed, testable, and efficient code, producing software that meet design documents and specifications and assisting with maintaining and updating linux servers.

Specific tasks:
- Developing web and mobile applications
- Converting detailed design and specification documents into functional applications
- Developing tools for moving data from server to client, and vice-versa
- Developing prototypes of tools and reiterating as needed to work towards final design
- Testing of software before deployment

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors degree or higher in computer science or related field plus 2+ years software development experience as well as knowledge Java, iOS App Development, and Linux

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Strong communication skills

DESIRED:
Advanced skill with:
- Python
- Android
- JavaScript

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

To view and/or apply for Current APL-UW Job Postings, visit:

Acoustics Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing Center for Environmental & Information Systems Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound Electronic & Photonic Systems Ocean Engineering Ocean Physics Polar Science Center
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