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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 %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.

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

Financial Compliance & Travel Specialist, Req. #134133

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Financial Compliance & Travel Specialist

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Posting Date: 4 August 2016

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

As a key member of the administrative team the primary role of this position is to manage the expanding efforts of OPDs remote field operations for the Applied Physics Laboratory %u2013 UW. This position will be the primary person responsible for travel arrangements and logistics for the OPD Field Travel Program. This includes managing highly complex travel and procurement in support of sea-going research field programs all over the globe. This position will perform expenditure monitoring, fiscal analysis, and financial reporting on the departments grants, contracts, and operations budgets. It is responsible ensuring compliance of post- award administration utilizing the uniform guidance of post award funds from various agencies. Additional responsibilities include grant and contract proposals, procurement, meeting coordination, and other duties as assigned.

The position will independently be responsible for the development and continuous process improvement of administrative tasks and procedures related to coordinating and supporting aspects of complex field programs in remote regions, compliance, and reporting for sponsors. This position requires a high degree of expertise and knowledge of complex proposal requirements both at the University and sponsor level. Successful candidates will be expected to understand and interpret those complex requirements and be able to prioritize and manage updates from multiple sponsors.

The incumbent must interact effectively with a broadly diverse staff, including scientific Principal Investigators and support staff, including but not limited to, accounting, purchasing, human resources, and research administrators. The position must understand complex regulations- Federal, State, and University- governing grants and contracts, travel regulations, fiscal management policies and procedures, accounting principles, etc. The incumbent must have extensive knowledge of UW systems such as SAGE, FIN, My Financial Desktop, OPUS, Ariba, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Travel
Independently arrange travel logistics, including but not limited to, payments and reimbursements, primarily in support of sea-going field experiments in remote regions. This is complex due to extremely remote field destinations, special immunizations, international visa and other documentation requirements, and date flexibility to ensure traveler participation in research cruises that can be affected by weather or other unanticipated delays. Additionally sea-going research travel is unique in that it may involve the administration of payroll actions for special compensation including sea-pay, equivalent leave or holiday credit. Independently manage the departments central travel account card, from purchases to reconciliation, ensuring compliance with UW policies and procedures.

Financial Monitoring, Reporting, and Compliance
Determine and advise PIs on the viability of proposed resource allocation to ensure lack of conflict between funding sources and viability of adequate effort and resource commitments. Maintain and update research scientists current and pending support regularly. Manage awards, budget revisions and continued funding on multiple complex budgets including federal grants and contracts, subcontracts, University sub-budgets, and APL internal funding. Manage ongoing expenditures and coordinate with UW Grant and Contract Accounting and subcontractors institutions as necessary. Manage expenditures on grant and contract budgets, alert PIs to potential problems and propose possible solutions. Prepare financial reports for PI grant and contract budgets that track expenditures, discover trends, and identify potentially erroneous charges. Develop system and process improvements, such as forms, budget reporting templates, annual reporting schedules and structure, and effective and timely tracking tools to streamline and efficiently gather and process required information. Independently carry out necessary corrective actions such as retroactive salary transfers (RSTs), request to transfer expenditures (RTEs), and fabrication journal vouchers in compliance with APL and UW policies and procedures. Directly advise PIs on financial strategies for completing the work within funds available.

Grant and Contract Award Setup and Closeout
Independently complete the post-award processes from start to finish ensuring that all sponsor requirements are met by managing the award setup and change action process within APL. Exercises independent judgment interpreting and applying sponsor, University of Washington, federal, state and industry policies, rules and regulations with grant/contract preparation and implementation. APL is one of the few units on campus to use the Universitys Project Cost Accounting (PCA) system. The PCA system requires additional APL-internal steps in post-award setup to establish project/sub-project numbers, establish or revise periods of performance, and disburse funds to sub- projects accounts. Provide funding breakdowns to OSP when award funding arrives in irregular increments. Manage outgoing subcontracts using APL Purchase Request System and direct new subcontracts and amendments with the APL Grants Office. Lead the effort in OPD for equipment fabrication by establishing asset IDs with PI and APL Purchasing. Complete budget extensions in consultation with PIs as necessary. Coordinate award closeout process with PIs and APL Grants Office including ensuring completion of final reports, invention disclosures, and other required documents.

Procurement
Lead the efforts for OPDs field operations purchase and reimbursement requests for PIs and scientific support staff through utilization of the APL Purchase Request System. In consultation with PIs establish, modify or terminate satellite services (such as Iridium and Argos) for data telemetry and communication with oceanographic instrumentation like seagliders and profiling floats. Create, maintain, and update accurate records of all sim cards, the oceanographic instruments they are paired to, and the project budget they are associated with. This type of remote region programs management requires high level independent decision making and often expedited response time.

Grant & Contract Proposal Preparation
Creates and compiles all administrative proposal documents, ensures proper document formatting and requirements are met, accurate compilation of proposal documents based on sponsor requirements, and uploads all proposal documents via appropriate sponsor websites. Create, maintain, and update a repository of current and pending support for PIs. Organize and maintain up-to-date biographical sketches for PIs. Create eGC1s for proposal routing. Develop budgets and travel estimates for proposals.

Meeting Coordination, Site Visits, and Visitors
Coordinate and organize research program meetings, proposal review panels, workshops and other meetings both on and off campus. This includes agenda preparation, room reservations, catering, minutes, organizing presentations and providing for special requirements. Facilitate site visits for research sponsors, US Government representatives, and collaborators. Coordinate international academic or student visitors with APL Human Resources to ensure compliance with US laws and UW policies.

REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelors Degree in accounting, business administration, economics or a closely related field.
- Three years of work experience in a university setting involving travel and fiscal responsibilities

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Experience processing UW travel and knowledge of UW travel policies and procedures
- Knowledge and experience with UW Systems (FIN, MyFD, Ariba, SAGE, EDW)
- Able to make independent decisions based on UW and APL policies and procedures
- Experience monitoring expenditures, analyzing budgets, and preparing financial reports
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, including strong skills in Excel and Word
- Excellent organization skills, multi-tasking skills, attention to detail, and a flexible approach to solving problems
- Strong interpersonal skills with a variety of people from different backgrounds

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

DESIRED:

- Proven ability to interpret and apply institutional administrative and fiscal compliance guidelines and practices.
- Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and guide all levels of staff in the Department, specific to responsible research program area.
- Familiarity with APL operational research programs and policies.

Condition of Employment:
- May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process

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

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.

Information Systems Security Officer, Req. #142972

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

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Posting Date: 6 March 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 UW’s Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). As such the position will coordinate directly with the ISSM in managing all aspects of APL-UW's (and the University’s) 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.

Position Complexities:
The incumbent will efficiently manage APL-UW information system security resources while maintaining complete security compliance and effective systems. The primary job duties will be to assist in developing, implementing, and managing effective and efficient information system security practices that are compliant with continually evolving national security federal law, policy, regulations, and guidelines. The incumbent will continuously integrate information gathered from a variety of sources into APL-UW information systems security practices, coordinating with the ISSM and FSO to ensure consistency as appropriate across the broad University's industrial security program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Security Operations:
The incumbent works with the University's ISSM to ensure that the APL-UW’s Secret Internet Protocol Routed Network (SIPRNet) enclave maintains compliance with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) requirements. The incumbent configures, updates, and monitors SIPRNet network/system infrastructure devices consisting of switches, routers, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention components, and servers. The incumbent is responsible for the local Host Based Security System (HBSS) implementation and operation. The incumbent interfaces directly with the Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CNDSP) to provide support related to CNDSP subscription services. The incumbent will use tools authorized by DISA to test the system, i.e. ACAS vulnerability scanner, Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance checker, and other DISA approved security tools. 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 at an administrator level.

Classified Security Systems:
The incumbent ensures that all remaining classified computing systems are established/maintained in compliance with Defense Security Service (DSS) requirements, that users are correctly following proper security procedures, and that all classified information systems are properly secured. The incumbent 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 incumbent is responsible for ensuring weekly security checks of all accredited systems are completed. As necessary, the incumbent 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 incumbent will ensure System Security Plans for all classified computing areas assigned to his/her responsibility are maintained.

Systems Support:
Maintain the operation of the classified systems, ensuring that the systems are operating effectively, efficiently, and securely. Responsible for system baseline images; verifying system and application security configuration settings are compliant with existing DISA STIGs, SCAP Benchmarks, and software manufacturer security configuration guidance. The incumbent will remain 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 network and system administrator functions; ensuring critical information is backed-up; and adding or removing classified systems. For all active users, the incumbent verifies the clearance and need to use the systems assigned to his/her responsibility annually. Correct or mitigate any non-compliant security controls at the direction of the ISSM.

Risk Analysis:
Perform a risk analysis on any security-relevant changes to the classified systems; providing recommendations and technical support that highlight the risk posed by vulnerabilities based on current and potential threats. Identify and analyze anomalies that are inconsistent with the current approved security plan. Monitor system, firewall, and IDS logs to identify and investigate anomalous access and other suspicious activities.

System Certification and Accreditation:
Implement network security, application security, access control and other security-related policies. Ensure Configuration Management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and application is documented and maintained. Provide Certification and Accreditation (C&A) support, coordinating and managing all aspects of the C&A process for DoD, DSS, and other customer information systems security programs, ensuring compliance with government and university security policies and procedures.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Security strongly preferred and 4 years of relevant experience; OR equivalency to equal 7 years of progressively responsible experience as a Network Engineer, Network Administrator or System Administrator WITH the appropriate industry recognized certifications.

- Must have at least 5 years experience working with DoD IA/Cybersecurity instructions (DIACAP or RMF).
- Ability to acquire and maintain a Department of Defense SECRET personnel security clearance.
- Must have a current DOD Approved 8570 Baseline Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II or III Certification (Ref: http://iase.disa.mil/iawip/Pages/iabaseline.aspx).
- Must possess a technical proficiency with network routing and switching protocols.
- Must possess a background in incident handling, response, and intrusion detection (IDS).
- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral, with senior officials and with technical and non-technical audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, make critical decisions, and work effectively with all levels of the organization.

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

DESIRED:

- Experience working with Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Host Based Security System (HBSS) and DISA Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS).
- Experience with creating detailed whitepapers on complex problems.
- Experience in information system security and compliance programs at a research university.
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

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 required CISSP Certification.
- This position requires a flexible work schedule and the normal work schedules may often extend beyond normal University business hours (8am-5pm). The incumbent must be present at APL during core business hours. The incumbent must be available to rapidly respond to security alarms during all hours (must be able to respond within one hour to APL when on-call during evenings, weekends, and holidays). Work beyond the normal 40-hour week, including evenings, nights, and weekends, may be required.

Instrument Maker II, Req. #142695

APL has an outstanding full time opportunity for an Instrument Maker II

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Posting Date: 6 March 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Engineering

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.

The appointee to this position will perform high precision machining and welding on complex Oceanographic Research Instruments by setting up and operating manual machine tools such as lathes, mills, jig borers, horizontal boring mill, grinders, and drill presses and/or programming, setting up and operating computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools to fabricate parts for research, academic and medical purposes. Additionally, this position will perform advanced welding of structures, pressures vessels, devices, and components ensuring reliable operation at-sea.

Under general supervision, this position will perform limited design and project coordination duties in support of part fabrication such as designing basic jigs and fixtures, determining set-up and machine settings for manufacturing parts as well as troubleshooting and repairing mechanical equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Confer with professors, scientists, and engineers on development of Oceanographic instruments and specialized equipment for research use; recommend design modifications;
-Work from solid models, hard copy blueprints, sketches, diagrams, written and oral instructions and suggest design or material changes when alternate configurations appear appropriate;
-Perform advanced welding using Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) processes along with heat-treating processes including welding of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and shield metal arc welding techniques, and brazing, soldering and heat treating of a wide variety of metals;
-Perform welding and fabrication of structures, pressures vessels, devices, and components;
-Plan and lay out work, weld jigs and fixtures, determine material and fabrication methods to be used, if not explicitly specified; calculate sizes, apply GD&T to components and determine working tolerances;
-Set up and run CNC machine tools and make adjustments as required to fabricate parts;
-Construct or machine parts from standard and exotic metals and alloys, plastics, wood, rubber, ceramic, etc.;
-Follow the APL Machine Shop file system structure and work with the MS Access tooling storage database;
-Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment or machine tools, perform basic repairs, and solve complex mechanical problems;
-Perform close tolerance sheet metal work;
-Perform related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:
Two years of experience as an Instrument Maker I OR equivalent education/experience

DESIRED:
Journey-level welding experience

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

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.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Req. #NN17588

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

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Posting Date: 17 March 2016

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

APL is a unit of the University of Washington and a University Affiliates Research Center of the Navy. Expected terms are two years. 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.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. 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, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. The position offers salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.

Screening of applicants will begin June 16, 2016 and applications should be received prior to June 13, 2016. Finalists will be contacted in July. Travel expenses will be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar.

Job offers be will made in September 2016 with start dates negotiable between October 2016 and March 2017.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically:

(1) A curriculum vitae,
(2) A publication list,
(3) 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,
(4) 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 %u2013 University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Box 355640
Seattle, WA 98105-6698
williams@apl.washington.edu

Senior Computer Specialist, Req. #138977

APL has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Senior Computer Specialist

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Posting Date: 7 November 2016

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Resources & Facilities

The position is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.

This individual will team with other APL-IT staff to define needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development; technical analysis and design; and support executing, testing and rolling-out solutions.

Duties:
- Manage the day-to-day operations of the APL-UW systems by monitoring system performance, configuration, maintenance and repair.
- Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
- Develop procedures, programs and documentation for backup and restoration of APL-UW-IT systems and client supported systems.
- Co-develop APL-UW-IT system lifecycle plan to management, deploy new systems as needed to replace older technologies.
- Monitor system logs to identify any possible intrusions. Report concerns/anomalies to relevant team members.
- Create and maintain documentation of tasks, procedures for relevant APL-UW IT systems.
- Provide Tier II/other support for network services and operating system issues escalated by APL-UW-UW Help Desk and interact with staff as required.
- Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
- Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
- Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
- Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
- Install new / rebuild existing servers as directed.
- Maintain existing and future servers that provide backups, file storage and VPN access.
- Support LANs, WANs, network segments, internet, and intranet systems.
- Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.
- Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
- Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
- Ensure network connectivity throughout a companys LAN/WAN infrastructure is on par with technical considerations.
- Participate in the 24x7 rotating on-call responsibilities.
- Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. Equivalent experience may substitute for the educational requirements.
Five plus years of professional experience in a complex information systems environment.

- Exceptional knowledge of Active Directory (OUs, GPOs).
- Exceptional knowledge in defining, implementing and administering a complex environment on the AWS and/or AZURE platforms.
- Exceptional knowledge of core concepts of Linux operating systems (Debian/Ubuntu/RedHat experience a plus) and experience working with Linux-based compute clusters.
Exceptional knowledge of server virtualization platforms, specifically KVM.
- Working knowledge of database technologies (MySQL, MSSQL).
- Working knowledge of electronic mail systems (Postfix, Exchange).
- Working knowledge of Ansible server configuration management system.
- Strong experience with GIT and GITLAB.
- Strong experience with SSL Certs in a cross platform environment.
- Strong experience with webserver technologies (Apache, IIS).
- Strong understanding of Microsoft technologies including Windows Server 2012 R2, networking.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of users with varying technical abilities.
- Strong understanding of TCP/IP, DNS and Ethernet networking technologies.
- Strong organizational, task-management and prioritization skills.
- Possesses excellent problem solving skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to work in, at times, high stress, short deadline situations with the ability to remain professional and level-headed as well as being able to handle difficult clients in a professional manner.
- Requires minimal supervision/support.
- Ability to work outside normal business hours, including being on-call during weekends.

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.

- May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.
- Ability to acquire and maintain DoD Security Clearance.

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

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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