Job opening: Computer Engineer
Salary: $77 862 - 145 886 per year
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
You will serve as a Computer Engineer within NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
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You will participate in the design and development of new Electronic Attack techniques and equipment.
You will design digital and computer portions and lead and support the research and development of Electronic Warfare systems.
You will translate system level requirements into hardware, firmware, and software design using C++, C, Python, MATLAB, and VHDL/Verilog software languages as appropriate.
You will determine the Electronic Attack effectiveness of conventional and advanced EA techniques against various targeting radars and threat radar simulators.
You will assist in the test planning of the experiments and act as an operator of the developmental EA techniques equipment and data collection during experiments through a combination of analysis, modeling, and hardware simulations.
You will participate in data analysis and co-author formal and informal publications on the results.
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
- You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
- Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or fail the test. You will be subject to random testing.
- This is a Mission Essential position. You will be required to ensure organization or facility continuity of operations and/or completion of tasks that are considered essential to the mission designated by a local or command decision.
This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: This position requires demonstrated experience in software development and electrical engineering as it applies to Electronic Warfare (EW) and Electronic Attack (EA) and the demonstrated ability to design and analyze Electronic Warfare system.
In addition to the Selective Placement Factor and Basic Education Requirement, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05/10) or pay band (NP-02) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Participating in the design and development of new techniques and equipment; (2) Applying knowledge of electronic engineering theory; (3) Leading and supporting the research and development of prototype electronic warfare systems; (4) Developing systems with advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) devices; and (5) Assisting in the test planning of the field equipment.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
B. Combination of education and experience
-- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
- Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1 , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
- Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
- Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
- Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.)
Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.
The following can be substituted in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements of this position:
- Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
- 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
- A combination of graduate education and experience totaling 100%.
- Address NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
4555 Overlook Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20375-5324
- Name: Nina Hosmer
- Phone: (202) 404-1812
- Email: [email protected]