The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Software Communication Engineer.
Applications will be accepted until 8/23/2019.
This position is for a junior or senior developer of embedded, linux, and network software for faculty and student-led projects in the general area of wireless networking. The position requires the ability and willingness to work with electrical engineering and computer science faculty and students, especially having a background in communications technologies, such as spectrum sensing, wireless networking, and wireless communication. The emphasis is on using a combination of embedded hardware platforms and software defined radios such as the RTL-SDR and/or the Ettus X310 systems. The position will have a focus on networking and control - for example, wireless communication and control of unmanned autonomous vehicles (drones). Knowledge of Python, C, Matlab, and higher-layer languages is required. Basic data reduction and visualization experience is a plus. Knowledge of the Linux computing environment is essential, and various interfaces such as GPIO's, SPI, I2C is a plus. Familiarity of the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Beaglebone systems is a plus. Depending on funding sources, the position could involve real-time signal processing with FPGA implementation of algorithms. Other supporting activities include participation at meetings with graduate and undergraduate students, and the support of undergraduate classes involving technologies mentioned above. A key mentoring aspect of the position includes maintaining a disciplined software development environment for students to learn from and work in, thereby teaching students software archiving, repository, and disciplined programming techniques, such as the use of branching in the development of code. Archiving the work of students as they leave a project, and bringing new students quickly up to speed as they enter a project, helps maintain continuity of various projects as students come and go. Two-year term may be extended subject to availability of funds.
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Masters degree or Bachelors degree (5 years) or advanced certification beyond Bachelors.Experience: 3 to 4 years.Experience/Skills Required: Software for instrumentation, Python, Matlab, C, Linux. Knowledge of software-defined radios, performance evaluation and systems integration. Experience with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Beaglebone platforms; FPGA programming a plus but not necessary; data visualization, web programming, Internet-of-things experience (MQTT) a plus.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19648. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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