Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Project Engineer - Firmware
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa has an opening for a full-time Project Firmware Engineer. The Project Firmware Engineer is responsible for designing space flight firmware (embedded software) for embedded processors, microcontrollers, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) capable of operating in the rigors of the extreme space environment. This engineer will serve as the firmware engineer for an instrument or a payload-subsystem and will be responsible for designing, analyzing, testing, and documenting firmware for spaceflight applications. Additional responsibilities include validating designs against requirements, implementing and testing interfaces, coordinating the activities of technical staff, working with manufacturers to assure design specification are met, and oversight of the programming and testing hardware. Responsible for testing and verifying the proper function of developmental designs, prototype hardware, and flight hardware. Collaborates with faculty in the planning, purchasing and/or designing the construction, modification, fabrication and installation of research equipment, systems and projects. This is a two-year specified term position with the possibility of extension.
Key Duties Include:
Analyze firmware for microcontrollers and embedded processors, microcontrollers, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for proper function utilizing both software and theoretical analysis tools.
Develop documentation of firmware systems in compliance with a NASA-compliant quality assurance program.
Comply with quality assurance procedures for configuration control, non-conformance reporting, hardware handling procedures, and test procedures.
Understand and comply with export control requirements including ITAR.
Work with faculty and staff to develop project plans both for projects underway and for new proposed projects.
Apply knowledge of software and firmware to test and debug designs resulting in correct operation of embedded systems in compliance with requirements.
Communicate designs via source code, schematics, functional block diagrams, and explanation of analysis.
Provide direction and consultation with all members of the project team.
Understand and comply with cost and schedule constraints of projects.
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 20003085_1599231296
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