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Electrical Engineer

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Submillimeter Wave Tech Lab
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory (STL) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is looking to fill a full-time benefitted position within our Radar Electronics Systems group. STL is an energetic, innovative Laboratory that operates a nationally recognized radar-modeling program supporting government-sponsored electromagnetic signature collection and materials development efforts.

The fundamental role of the individual will be to engage with senior staff to support the development and construction of electronics systems spanning the RF-to-optical frequency regimes with an emphasis on RF-to-mm-wave. The individual will strengthen STL’s core engineering expertise in the areas of instrumented and fielded radar electronics systems. The individual will support existing sponsor requirements and systems as well as the development of demonstration systems/sub-systems in support of other proposal efforts by senior staff.

Depending on laboratory needs and government sponsor requirements, the individual may also be tasked with other activities such as: LabVIEW or Matlab programming, PCB design and layout, troubleshooting and supporting existing sponsor compact radar range systems, data acquisition hardware and software development, as well as electronics systems and sub-systems component-level layout and assembly.

The individual will be expected to productively collaborate with other engineering staff members to meet all current government deliverables as well as support senior staff in the pursuit of new externally sponsored research.

The candidate should be motivated, growth-oriented, and capable of demonstrating their potential as a productive technical staff member. The candidate must be willing to work in small groups to meet team goals as well as independently to achieve individual goals. The candidate must be able to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, be self-motivated, and work with limited guidance.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

   • A bachelor’s degree in engineering (e.g. electrical, computer engineering, engineering physics) or other closely related field is required
  • The candidate must be able to obtain a US government security clearance within 3 months from the date of hire and retain the clearance while employed at STL

Preferred Qualifications:

• Hands-on experience with analog electronics – systems/circuits
• Good computer programming skills (e.g. LabVIEW, Matlab, Python, C/C++)
• Applicants with experience in, and an understanding of, the following are preferred: microwave electronics/components/circuits, microcontrollers and FPGAs (Xilinx), radar or related systems/electronics, PCB design and layout, digital signal processing algorithms and hardware, as well as analog/RF circuit design

Additional Considerations:

• The ideal candidate will have the ability to work effectively with diverse groups as well have solid oral/written communication, interpersonal, and deadline management skills

**Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only U.S. persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding. 

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  


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