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Autonomous Systems Engineer 2, Req. #188094

APL’s Environmental and Information Systems (EIS) department seeks applicants for an Autonomous Systems Engineer 2. The position will focus on Advancing technologies for basic oceanographic research and for applied systems deployed for the US Navy and other stakeholders. The position will work closely with project leads and senior engineers to design and develop software for fielded autonomous/robotic systems. The work will entail integration of sensing and actuation hardware with custom control/monitoring software.

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Posting Date: 9 April 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Environmental & Information Systems

APL’s Environmental and Information Systems (EIS) department seeks applicants for an Autonomous Systems Engineer 2. The position will focus on Advancing technologies for basic oceanographic research and for applied systems deployed for the US Navy and other stakeholders. The position will work closely with project leads and senior engineers to design and develop software for fielded autonomous/robotic systems. The work will entail integration of sensing and actuation hardware with custom control/monitoring software.

Examples of these duties include:

- Identifying resource requirements such as software packages and libraries and hardware solutions such as processors, memory, and storage capacity. Integrating third party and custom code into system-specific solutions. Then implementing diagnostic logging code for startup either manually or automatically.
- Working with “bare” hardware and safely handling electronic components, wiring, switches, power supplies, etc. Accompany system for field testing and deployments, working outdoors under occasionally challenging conditions (small boat operations, e.g.)
- Writing offboard diagnostic software for reading, plotting, and analyzing data generated by the onboard systems. Reporting on results to senior engineers to work out solutions to anomalies, failures, or to improve efficiency. All while adhering to accepted best coding practices and conventions and be versed in interface documentation techniques.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or other technical field and 2 years of software development experience including (equivalent experience may substitute for degree):
• Experience developing in an open-source environment (Unix generally, Linux particularly)
• Experience developing in the Python programming language
• Experience with at least one plotting/graphing toolset such as Matlab, Octave, or Python equivalent.
• Familiarity with Unix networking
• Ability and willingness to participate in fieldwork, possibly on small boats or large research ships.
• Able to work both independently and tightly coupled with the team in an R&D environment. The candidate must have good problem solving/troubleshooting skills and be able to apply them in a laboratory or field environment.
• Well versed in Software Revision Control systems such as GIT or Subversion
• Good written communication skills, able to generate concise informative reports.
• Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance

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

DESIRED:
• Experience with autonomous or robotic systems and development on small embedded processors, e.g. Raspberry Pi
• Experience with C++ and Java
• Experience with ethernet-based communications protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP.
• Experience with non-IP communications protocols such as RS232/485, I2C, and SPI
• Experience with automated software test and bug tracking tools.
• Good math/analytic skills and a basic understanding of coordinate systems and navigational geometry.
• Experience with standard desktop documentation applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Autonomous Systems Engineer 3, Req. #188095

APL’s Environmental and Information Systems (EIS) department seeks applicants for an Autonomous Systems Engineer 3. The position will focus on Advancing technologies for basic oceanographic research and for applied systems deployed for the US Navy and other stakeholders. The position will work closely with project leads and senior engineers to design and develop software for fielded autonomous/robotic systems. The work will entail integration of sensing and actuation hardware with custom control/monitoring software.

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Posting Date: 9 April 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Environmental & Information Systems

APL’s Environmental and Information Systems (EIS) department seeks applicants for an Autonomous Systems Engineer 3. The position will focus on Advancing technologies for basic oceanographic research and for applied systems deployed for the US Navy and other stakeholders. The position will work closely with project leads and senior engineers to design and develop software for fielded autonomous/robotic systems. The work will entail integration of sensing and actuation hardware with custom control/monitoring software.

Examples of these duties include:
- Identifying resource requirements such as software packages and libraries and hardware solutions such as processors, memory, and storage capacity. Integrating third party and custom code into system-specific solutions. Then implementing diagnostic logging code for startup either manually or automatically.
- Working with “bare” hardware and safely handling electronic components, wiring, switches, power supplies, etc. Accompany system for field testing and deployments, working outdoors under occasionally challenging conditions (small boat operations, e.g.)
- Writing offboard diagnostic software for reading, plotting, and analyzing data generated by the onboard systems. Reporting on results to senior engineers to work out solutions to anomalies, failures, or to improve efficiency. All while adhering to accepted best coding practices and conventions and be versed in interface documentation techniques.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or other technical field and 4 years of software development experience including (equivalent experience may substitute for degree):
• Experience developing in an open-source environment (Unix generally, Linux particularly)
• Experience developing in the Python programming language
• Experience with at least one plotting/graphing toolset such as Matlab, Octave, or Python equivalent.
• Familiarity with Unix networking
• Ability and willingness to participate in fieldwork, possibly on small boats or large research ships.
• Able to work both independently and tightly coupled with the team in an R&D environment. The candidate must have good problem solving/troubleshooting skills and be able to apply them in a laboratory or field environment.
• Well versed in Software Revision Control systems such as GIT or Subversion
• Good written communication skills, able to generate concise informative reports.
• Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance

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

DESIRED:
• Experience with autonomous or robotic systems and development on small embedded processors, e.g. Raspberry Pi
• Experience with C++ and Java
• Experience with ethernet-based communications protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP.
• Experience with non-IP communications protocols such as RS232/485, I2C, and SPI
• Experience with automated software test and bug tracking tools.
• Good math/analytic skills and a basic understanding of coordinate systems and navigational geometry.
• Experience with standard desktop documentation applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Electrical Engineer , Req. #193537

The Electrical Engineer in the Applied Physics Laboratory’s Ocean Engineering Department will be responsible for the design, construction and field deployment of specialized electrical systems for oceanographic, marine robotics, marine renewable energy and acoustic instrumentation. Design tasks will be varied and may range from custom circuit boards to extremely complex data acquisition systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the design of electrical systems for long term operation in the ocean. Design decisions are complex and also involve non-technical factors such as budgetary considerations, and project timelines and milestones. The person selected for this Electrical Engineer 3 roll will be a part of a dynamic team that supports APL’s wide-reaching research enterprise. Your expertise will enable the success of researchers who are clearing hazardous seafloor debris from coastal areas, developing ultrasound technologies that advance medical care, conducting fieldwork on glaciers, polar regions, and the world’s oceans, and performing robotic exploration beneath oceanic ice shelves and on space missions.

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Posting Date: 28 July 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Engineering

Under the general guidance of Electrical Engineer 4s or higher and for sponsored research projects that are medium to large in scope, a workday may include the following activities:

*Designing moderately complex circuit boards using the PADS software suite.
*Preparing and analyzing electrical power budgets that are moderately complex.
*Designing moderately complex data acquisition devices.
*Identifying and documenting electrical component requirements and specifications.
*Adhering to APL Ocean Engineering documentation standards.
*Coordinating with APL technicians and external vendors in the fabrication, assembly, and bench testing of electrical components.
*May perform electrical component fabrication, assembly, integration, and bench testing as needed.
*May assist Electrical Engineer 4s or higher with designing, building, and testing electrical components that are extremely complex; and/or projects that are extremely large in scope.
*Under limited guidance from Engineers or Principal Investigators, participating in or planning at-sea installation, operation, maintenance, repair and recovery of scientific systems.
*Contributing to and improving a PADS parts library.
*Contributing to and improving a common electrical components inventory system.
*Managing Lab safety compliance in the Electrical Engineering workspaces.
*Participating and providing input into proposal budgets.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field and three years of experience.

Work experience and/or educational experience with the following:
-PCB design using PADS or similar software.
-Experience with electrical system design for ocean engineering, marine renewable energy, ocean physics, and/or marine robotics applications.
-Able to meet the physical requirements necessary to work at sea in small to large vessels for extended periods and willing to perform the required duties aboard ships.
-Able to work independently, and as part of a research team, interacting cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds, academic levels, and nationalities.
-Able to acquire and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.
-Experience with digital signal processing applications.

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

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Engineering Project Manager, Req. #197378

The person selected for this Engineering Project Manager role will be a part of a dynamic team that supports APL’s wide-reaching research enterprise. Your expertise will enable the success of researchers who are clearing hazardous seafloor debris from coastal areas, developing ultrasound technologies that advance medical care, conducting fieldwork on glaciers, polar regions, and the world’s oceans, and performing robotic exploration beneath oceanic ice shelves and on space missions. The purpose of the research projects this position supports is to develop new maritime robotic solutions that will improve and expand the capabilities for oceanographic research and defense related missions. The successful candidate in this position will be independently responsible for technical leadership and oversight of complex multidisciplinary engineering projects in areas involving robotics and controls, as well as project management, ensuring timely completion of deliverables, and coordinating analysis post-delivery. Other key responsibilities encompass providing subject matter expertise for unusual and novel engineering issues, key technical strategy and sought out for input in the form of overall systems engineering for the projects, collaborating with team members and stakeholders to promote consistent continual improvement processes, and providing project management support for major scheduled and ad-hoc system functionality roll-outs/activities. Under limited direction from the Principal Investigator (PI), the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities.

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Posting Date: 11 October 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Environmental & Information Systems

Field Engineer 2, Req. #190579

EIS seeks applicants for the position of Field Engineer 2. The Field Engineer will support the development and testing of advanced autonomous terrestrial and marine systems, and will be responsible for keeping test vehicles functioning in the field. The position will typically spend 2-3 days per week in field locations, and will support long-duration (14-21 day) demonstrations and experiments in remote locations. Primary duties include lab and vehicle maintenance; field test and demonstration support; hardware fabrication; and, reporting and team coordination.

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Posting Date: 20 May 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Environmental & Information Systems

The Environmental and Information Systems (EIS) department at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington is expanding – see yourself at APL!

The Applied Physics Laboratory is a research unit at the University of Washington. Our research expertise is in ocean physics and engineering, ocean and medical acoustics, polar science, environmental remote sensing, and signal processing. We conduct research and development that is sponsored by a variety of federal and state agencies, and take great pride in our long-standing status as a US Navy-designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Our work takes place not only on the University of Washington campus and medical centers, but in field locations around the world – at sea, in the air, and on polar ice caps. We apply rigorous scientific inquiry and engineering excellence in pursuit of solutions to important problems for the good of our region, nation, and world.

Diversity is a core value at University of Washington and the Applied Physics Laboratory shares this commitment. We are focused on building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable research environment for all students, staff, and collaborators. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

EIS seeks applicants for the position of Field Engineer 2. The Field Engineer will support the development and testing of advanced autonomous terrestrial and marine systems, and will be responsible for keeping test vehicles functioning in the field. The position will typically spend 2-3 days per week in field locations, and will support long-duration (14-21 day) demonstrations and experiments in remote locations. Primary duties include lab and vehicle maintenance; field test and demonstration support; hardware fabrication; and, reporting and team coordination.

Examples of these duties include:
* Constructing, testing, repairing, and refurbishing high-speed off-road and marine vehicles and equipment
* Maintaining a portable maintenance lab including equipment, supply, and tool inventory
* Ordering new hardware and materials
* Coordinating field work with APL and UW researchers and support staff from military and civilian organizations
* Conducting tests and repair of highly complex equipment in remote and isolated field settings
* Fabricating and modifying parts for off-road and marine vehicles
* Responsibility for safe and effective field operation of complex equipment, including on-the-spot repair and maintenance when necessary
* Participating in multiple APL-UW projects with overlapping schedules and timelines
* Participating in fieldwork planning and design meetings
* Serving as technical liaison with sponsoring federal agencies, military units, and civilian contractors

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement. Equivalencies: Associate's degree and six years of experience; or, no degree and eight years of experience.
At least four years of experience that includes:
- Experience in off-road vehicle operations, maintenance, and modifications
- Experience with setup, operation, and repair of power electrical systems (generators), small engine mechanics (e.g., ATVs/UTVs), off-road suspensions
- Proficient with metal and woodworking tools, both hand and power
- Sound decision-making skills and good judgment
- Team-building skills
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including an ability to deal effectively with people in extreme environments and conditions
- Self-motivation and an ability to work well in a team atmosphere, interacting cooperatively with people from diverse organizations, backgrounds, and academic levels.

Must be a US citizen, and be eligible to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.

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

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Machine Learning in Fisheries/Ocean Acoustics (Postdoc), Req. #89869

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent individual to join the Echospace to conduct research at the intersection of fisheries/ocean acoustics and machine learning.

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Posting Date: 30 June 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Acoustics

The Applied Physics Laboratory is a research unit at the University of Washington. Our research expertise is in ocean physics and engineering, ocean and medical acoustics, polar science, environmental remote sensing, and signal processing. We conduct research and development that is sponsored by a variety of federal and state agencies, and take great pride in our long-standing status as a US Navy-designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Our work takes place not only on the University of Washington campus and medical centers, but in field locations around the world – at sea, in the air, and on polar ice caps. We apply rigorous scientific inquiry and engineering excellence in pursuit of solutions to important problems for the good of our region, nation, and world.

Diversity is a core value at University of Washington and the Applied Physics Laboratory shares this commitment. We are focused on building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable research environment for all students, staff, and collaborators. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent individual to join the Echospace to conduct research at the intersection of fisheries/ocean acoustics and machine learning.

The postdoc will develop and apply machine learning methodologies to extract identification and distribution information of fish and zooplankton from large volumes of water column sonar data collected over the past 20 years off the west coast of the U.S. The project is in close collaboration with the NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) with a primary goal of developing a high-throughput echosounder data analysis pipeline to contribute to fishery stock assessment and ecosystem-based management. In addition, the postdoc will have opportunities to develop skills including cloud computing and software engineering as integrated components of their work within Echospace and interact with the vibrant ocean sciences and data science communities at UW and in Seattle.

The UW Echospace group, based jointly at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and eScience Institute, is a highly collaborative research group with members with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our research centers around acoustic ocean sensing and data science, and spans a broad spectrum from development of computational methods, open source software, cloud applications, to joint analysis of acoustic observations and ocean environmental variables. We are committed to provide a supportive environment for group members to grow and contribute to the acoustics, oceanography, and data science communities.

The anticipated start date of this position is in the Fall of 2021. The initial appointment period is 18 months, with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability (also see Limitations on Appointment below). Promotional opportunities following the completion of the postdoc appointment are possible subject to availability of funds and demonstration of an interest in developing independent research initiatives during the appointment. The candidate is encouraged to apply for the UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship and the APL Science & Engineering Enrichment and Development (SEED) Postdoctoral Scholar Program in parallel with this position.

Qualifications
The candidate will hold a PhD degree (earned or nearing completion of) in acoustics, oceanography, computational sciences, or a related field, and have a track record of first-author, peer-reviewed publications, programming experience (Python, R, Matlab, or similar), and prior research experience in relevant research domains, such as ocean acoustics, fisheries acoustics, machine learning, statistics, data visualization, and physical or biological oceanography. Familiarity with echosounder data and analysis techniques, and experience applying machine learning methods to scientific problems are preferred. They are expected to have excellent communication skills, the experience and/or ability to work in a team environment, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research approaches.

Application Instructions
Each applicant will be expected to submit:

1) CV including a list of publications (include GitHub handle if available)

2) Cover letter with brief description of present and future research interests

3) Three references and their contact information

To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the UW's Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450, or 206-543-6452 (TTY), or dso@uw.edu.

For questions about the position duties, please reach out to Drs. Wu-Jung Lee.

Limitations on Appointment

In compliance with regulations at University of Washington, cumulative length of postdoctoral appointment may not exceed 5 years, including postdoctoral experience(s) at other institutions. Postdoctoral Scholars are engaged in full-time mentored advanced training to enhance professional skills and research independence, and perform primarily research and scholarship under the direction and supervision of University faculty mentors.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website (UAW Contract).

Maintenance Mechanic I, Req. #194756

This position is responsible for performance and assistance of preventative building maintenance, minor building alterations, office moves, minor vehicle maintenance, and trucking/forklift services. The focus of this position is to help keep the infrastructure of the Applied Physics Laboratory’s varied working spaces and equipment in working order. The Maintenance Mechanic 1 is responsible for performing routine building and vehicle maintenance tasks including but not limited to painting, carpentry, changing lightbulbs. Performs general cleaning and other tasks as assigned. Our ideal candidate will be a jack-of-all-trades, with in-depth knowledge of maintenance procedures and basic tools and appliances. To excel in this position, you must be an outstanding problem-solver with exceptional communication and organizational skills. Examples of the duties will include: *Performs routine maintenance, repair and troubleshooting work throughout various APL buildings, offices, labs, meeting spaces, and common areas. *Completes work orders in a timely and efficient manner and communicates completion of work order to the requestor and/or Lead mechanic. *Identifies potential maintenance and safety problems and notifies the Facilities Lead or Manger of such hazards and recommends repairs as appropriate. *Utilizes safe work habits and maintains work area in an orderly manner. *Maintain materials handling equipment such as pallet jacks, power doors, loading dock boards, scissor lifts, carts and hand trucks.

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Posting Date: 26 August 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Postdoctoral Scholar in Coastal Physical Oceanography, Req. #97996

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in coastal physical oceanography as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study of the dynamics of rip currents and cross-shore exchange between the surf zone and inner shelf in the presence of temperature gradients.

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Posting Date: 2 November 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing

Description
The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in coastal physical oceanography as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study of the dynamics of rip currents and cross-shore exchange between the surf zone and inner shelf in the presence of temperature gradients. The postdoc will use a combination of existing airborne (infrared, visible, radar) and in situ observations (shipboard and mooring temperature, velocity, turbidity) and idealized coupled wave-ocean modeling (ROMS and SWAN within the COAWST modeling system) to investigate the dynamics of nearshore rip-current plumes, which are important for the exchange of larvae, pollutants, and sediment between land and the shelf. Specific research directions will be designed by the postdoctoral investigator with the team, and could include dependence of rip-current plume behavior on density gradients and wave forcing, causes of more buoyant or dense surfzone waters relative to the shelf, interaction of plumes with internal waves and other shelf processes, applications to harmful algal blooms, or other topics to be determined. The postdoc will work directly with investigators in the Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing Department (AIRS) in APL-UW as well as the University of Washington Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) group. The postdoc will collaborate with additional study participants at APL-UW, UW School of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and additional institutions. The role of the postdoc will be using the COAWST modeling framework for coupled wave-ocean simulations, the analysis of remote sensing and in situ observations, and model-data comparison, theoretical analysis, and dissemination of results at workshops, conferences and through peer-reviewed journals. The postdoc will be based at the University of Washington – Seattle Campus with the possibility for hybrid telework arrangement. The start date is expected within calendar year 2022 and the duration of appointment is 2 years (24 months).

Qualifications
We strive to promote greater diversity among applicants than is currently found in our field, and we strongly encourage applications from all groups that are underrepresented in the Geosciences.

To this end, the position is open to capable doctoral recipients in STEM research fields, including candidates holding degrees or graduating from institutions not specializing in physical oceanography.

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a STEM field, with extensive background in physical or environmental sciences, or engineering. Candidates should have experience in, or aptitude for, numerical modeling and self-directed research focused on the application of physical science to the natural environment. Mathematical skills, familiarity with the Linux computing environment, and demonstrated experience with Python, Matlab, or other programming languages are prerequisites for this position. Desired skills include experience with ROMS, the COAWST modeling system, or similar numerical modeling tools, and familiarity with remote sensing methods.

Ability to communicate scientific results to both broad and expert audiences, orally and in writing, is indispensable to both this position and any subsequent appointments at APL-UW. In addition to disseminating results at major conferences and in peer-reviewed journals, postdocs are encouraged and mentored in writing grant proposals. A notable feature of APL postdoc positions is the ability to submit grant proposals as PIs under supervision, with the goal of establishing an independent research program and career path.

University of Washington postdoctoral scholar appointments are for a temporary, defined period not to exceed five years/60 months, including any previous postdoctoral experiences. Finalist will have no more than 36 months of total postdoctoral experience at start date to be eligible for the expected 24 months of this position.

Application Instructions
Each applicant will be expected to submit:

A CV including demonstrated scholarly output (e.g., list of publications, presentations, public datasets or code)
Cover letter with a brief description of present and future research interests
To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the UW's Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450, or 206-543-6452 (TTY), or dso@uw.edu.

Informal inquiries on duties or requirements are encouraged to contact Drs. Melissa Moulton and C. Chris Chickadel

Review of applications is expected to begin in December and will continue until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Ocean Physics, Req. #91149

The Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in ocean physics, to participate in a 3-year joint oceanographic-acoustic study. The goal of this study is to assess and improve the predictive modeling of hydrographic features that strongly impact underwater acoustic transmission of mid-range (1-10 kHz) frequencies. The postdoc will focus on regional to submesoscale oceanography and small-scale mixing processes, to determine the space and time scales of acoustic duct features in the Washington coastal ocean, and the physical mechanisms responsible for duct formation and evolution. This project involves a field experiment in summer 2022 and leverages operational UW modeling efforts, ongoing ocean observatories on the Washington shelf, and fieldwork expertise at APL/UW in Washington coastal oceanography and acoustics.

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Posting Date: 28 July 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

Description
The Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in ocean physics, to participate in a 3-year joint oceanographic-acoustic study. The goal of this study is to assess and improve the predictive modeling of hydrographic features that strongly impact underwater acoustic transmission of mid-range (1-10 kHz) frequencies. The postdoc will focus on regional to submesoscale oceanography and small-scale mixing processes, to determine the space and time scales of acoustic duct features in the Washington coastal ocean, and the physical mechanisms responsible for duct formation and evolution. This project involves a field experiment in summer 2022 and leverages operational UW modeling efforts, ongoing ocean observatories on the Washington shelf, and fieldwork expertise at APL/UW in Washington coastal oceanography and acoustics.

The postdoc will work directly with investigators in the Ocean Physics Department at APL/UW (R.R. Harcourt, J. Mickett, E.A. D’Asaro) and in the UW School of Oceanography (P. MacCready), and will collaborate with additional study participants in the APL/UW Acoustics Department and at institutions outside of UW. The role of the postdoc in the joint ocean-acoustics project will be (1) the analysis of hindcasts from the UW LiveOcean regional model; (2) the design and implementation of higher-resolution ROMS*-based simulations subset within regional coastal models; (3) using the COAWST* modeling framework for coupled wave-ocean simulations; and (4) model-data comparison, analysis and dissemination of results at workshops, conferences and through peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications
We strive to promote greater diversity among applicants than is found in our field, and we strongly encourage applications from all groups that are underrepresented in the Geosciences.

To this end, the position is open to capable doctoral recipients in STEM research fields, including candidates holding degrees, or graduating from, institutions not specializing in Physical Oceanography.

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a STEM field, with extensive background in physical or environmental sciences, or engineering. Candidates should have experience in, or aptitude for, self-directed research focused on the application of physical science to the natural environment. Strong mathematical skills, familiarity with the Linux computing environment, and demonstrated experience with Fortran, Python and Matlab programming languages are necessary prerequisites for this position.

Ability to communicate scientific results clearly to both broad and expert audiences, orally and in writing, is indispensable to both this position and any subsequent appointments at APL. In addition to disseminating results at major conferences and in peer-reviewed journals, postdocs are encouraged and mentored in writing grant proposals. A notable feature of APL postdoc positions is the ability to submit grant proposals as PIs under supervision, establishing an independent research program and career path.

Application Instructions
Each applicant will be expected to submit:

A CV including a list of publications
Cover letter with a brief description of present and future research interests

To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the UW's Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450, or 206-543-6452 (TTY), or dso@uw.edu.

Informal inquiries on duties or requirements are encouraged to Ramsey Harcourt (harcourt@uw.edu).

Research Engineer, Req. #196324

The research software engineer’s primary responsibility is to develop computational and data workflows to enable efficient, open, cloud-native processing and exploration of ocean sonar data and the associated biological and environmental data. The Research Engineer will support ongoing research projects in the group that focus on extracting biological information from the ever-growing Big Acoustic Data. This work will encompass several interconnected elements: optimizing computational operations for distributed computing, building a scalable cloud cyberinfrastructure, developing open-source software to perform specific data processing and analysis tasks, and providing tools to generate and interact with data that comply with a prescribed set of interoperable community standards. The projects are in close collaboration with the NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) with a primary goal of developing a high-throughput echosounder data analysis pipeline to contribute to fishery stock assessment and ecosystem-based management. We are sponsored by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research and NOAA Fisheries, and the engineer will have the opportunity to interact with the vibrant ocean sciences and data science communities at UW and in Seattle.

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Posting Date: 21 September 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Acoustics

Research Engineer (Project/Temporary), Req. #196564

We at APL are looking for a highly motivated and independent individual to join the Echospace group at the University of Washington (UW) as a Temporary Research Engineer. This will be a 12-month project appointment, with potential continuation based on funding availability and demonstration of skill developments throughout the appointment period. The Temporary Research Engineer will support ongoing research projects in the group that focus on extracting biological information from the ever-growing Big Acoustic Data. This work will encompass several interconnected elements: optimizing computational operations for distributed computing, building a scalable cloud cyberinfrastructure, developing open-source software to perform specific data processing and analysis tasks, and providing tools to generate and interact with data that comply with a prescribed set of interoperable community standards. ABOUT OUR TEAM: The UW Echospace group, based jointly at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and eScience Institute, is a highly collaborative research group with members with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our research centers around acoustic ocean sensing and data science, and spans a broad spectrum from development of computational methods, open source software, cloud applications, to joint analysis of acoustic observations and ocean environmental variables. We are committed to provide a supportive environment for group members to grow and contribute to the acoustics, oceanography, and data science communities. ABOUT THE ROLE: The research software engineer’s primary responsibility is to develop computational and data workflows to enable efficient, open, cloud-native processing and exploration of ocean sonar data and the associated biological and environmental data. The Research Engineer will support ongoing research projects in the group that focus on extracting biological information from the ever-growing Big Acoustic Data. This work will encompass several interconnected elements: optimizing computational operations for distributed computing, building a scalable cloud cyberinfrastructure, developing open-source software to perform specific data processing and analysis tasks, and providing tools to generate and interact with data that comply with a prescribed set of interoperable community standards. The projects are in close collaboration with the NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) with a primary goal of developing a high-throughput echosounder data analysis pipeline to contribute to fishery stock assessment and ecosystem-based management. We are sponsored by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research and NOAA Fisheries, and the engineer will have the opportunity to interact with the vibrant ocean sciences and data science communities at UW and in Seattle.

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Posting Date: 13 October 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Acoustics

Research Software Engineer 4, Req. #195898

The person selected for this Research Software Engineer 4 role will be a part of a dynamic team that supports APL’s wide-reaching research enterprise. Your expertise will enable the success of researchers who are clearing hazardous seafloor debris from coastal areas, developing ultrasound technologies that advance medical care, conducting fieldwork on glaciers, polar regions, and the world’s oceans, and performing robotic exploration beneath oceanic ice shelves and on space missions. The Research Software Engineer 4 in the Applied Physics Laboratory’s Ocean Engineering Department will be responsible for researching, analyzing, selecting and implementing software to solve complex software dilemmas for sponsored projects medium to large in scope. This will include research, analysis, design, development, testing, de-bugging and field deployment of custom, one-of-a-kind scientific instruments used in oceanographic, marine robotics, marine renewable energy and acoustics research. Tasks will be varied and include software for very complex embedded systems, instrumentation development, UUV navigation and control, satellite and radio communication links, and data acquisition systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the design of systems for long term autonomous operation in the ocean and extreme environments. Problem solving decisions can be complex and involve non-technical factors such as budgetary considerations, project timelines, and milestones.

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Posting Date: 4 October 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Engineering

Robotics Software Engineer, Req. #192642

This Robotics Software Engineer supports the design, development, and deployment of sensors and platforms to extend the capabilities of underwater robotics. This position will be primarily funded from a range of Federal sponsors (e.g., the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or the Naval Facilities Engineering Command). The person selected for this Robotics Software Engineer role will be a part of a dynamic team that supports APL’s wide-reaching research enterprise. Your expertise will enable the success of researchers who are clearing hazardous seafloor debris from coastal areas, developing ultrasound technologies that advance medical care, conducting fieldwork on glaciers, polar regions, and the world’s oceans, and performing robotic exploration beneath oceanic ice shelves and on space missions.

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Posting Date: 8 July 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Engineering

The Ocean Engineering (OE) department within the APL conducts engineering design, development, and field operations in support of fundamental and applied research programs sponsored by Federal, State, local and private entities. The work of the Applied Physics Laboratory is innovative. Our sponsors seek novel solutions to research problems, at times within tight timeframes for response. The platforms we create may be the first of their kind. There may not be reference points in existing technology for our work, or the way our sponsors wish to apply existing technology.

The technology we create is often deployed in remote locations which cannot be readily accessed. For example, an instrument may be deployed at sea, at depths of 2000 meters, and, the environmental conditions in which our instruments are deployed are typically harsh, for example, in salt water (which degrades materials and causes electronics to malfunction), at depth in the sea (where the effects of pressure on instruments is much more intense than on land), or around polar ice caps (subject to extreme cold temperatures, freezing and thawing). Not only must we design and fabricate instruments with great precision and reliability, we must also ensure they will function with high reliability under very hostile conditions.

The Applied Physics Laboratory has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Robotics Software Engineer.

This Robotics Software Engineer supports the design, development, and deployment of sensors and platforms to extend the capabilities of underwater robotics. This position will be primarily funded from a range of Federal sponsors (e.g., the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or the Naval Facilities Engineering Command).

The person selected for this Robotics Software Engineer role will be a part of a dynamic team that supports APL’s wide-reaching research enterprise. Your expertise will enable the success of researchers who are clearing hazardous seafloor debris from coastal areas, developing ultrasound technologies that advance medical care, conducting fieldwork on glaciers, polar regions, and the world’s oceans, and performing robotic exploration beneath oceanic ice shelves and on space missions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will complete discrete tasks for which the PI has closely defined the scope and steps necessary for successful completion. This position and the PI may each take responsibility for portions of a project and solve the research problem through their combined efforts.

Software development. The incumbent will perform all phases of the software development lifecycle, to include design, development, testing/debugging, operation, and documentation.

Electrical and mechatronic design: The incumbent will be responsible for design, development, testing and documentation of novel sensor and robotic systems.

System and experiment design: The incumbent will perform high-level system and experiment design to achieve project goals.

Research proposals. The incumbent will contribute to the PI’s efforts to identify and lead proposals for new research projects and funding, and may also do so independent of the PI.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and at least three years of relevant experience.

Complex software design, development, testing, operation, and documentation.

Excellent attention to detail.

Excellent and creative/novel problem-solving skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Must be capable of working at sea in small to large vessels for extended periods (days to weeks) and willing to perform such duties.

Ability to work independently, and as a part of a research team, interacting cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds, academic levels, and nationalities.

Identifying and leading or significantly contributing to external requests for funding.

Must be US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a DoD security clearance.

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

DESIRED:

Master's degree in Computer Science or related field

Prior experience working with:
-Embedded systems development
-Mechatronics
-Robotics, UUVs, AUVs, or ocean gliders
-Robot Operating System (ROS)
-Processing and fusion of vision and sonar data
-Generation and manipulation of 3D models and point clouds
-Processing of large data sets, cloud computing
-Reproducible data analysis
-Systems for US Naval applications
-Oceanographic and/or acoustic systems or instrumentation
-Python, C++, and Go programming languages; Linux operating system

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Software Engineer, Req. #194751

The Software Engineer will be an integral member of an eight-person software development team that builds state of the art real time applications used for a long running Navy program. We are looking to hire several fulltime positions from this job posting. The successful candidate will be responsible for all phases of software application development from requirements gathering through final release and life cycle maintenance. The candidate must have experience developing applications using Java. The candidate will be responsible for updating the existing code base as well as designing, developing, and coding new applications. Must participate in design reviews, code reviews, and generate test plans to ensure quality of code. Will be responsible for identifying gaps in requirements and clarifying them with the customer. The candidate must be able to work both independently and tightly coupled with the team in an agile environment. The candidate must have good problem-solving techniques and a deep understanding of the Java programming language. The candidate should be well versed in software development and testing tools such as Subversion for version control, bug tracking tools, performance and system monitoring tools, debugging tools and strategies. The candidate will be expected to be disciplined in using the project defined coding conventions and interface documentation techniques. The candidate will work closely with the system architects when creating parts of the applications to make sure it meets the desired goals. The candidate will be responsible for fully testing their own code before checking it into the repository as well full system regression testing often to ensure their code is functioning properly.

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Posting Date: 18 August 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Electronic & Photonic Systems

Software Engineer, Req. #195379

The Software Engineer will be an integral member of an eight-person software development team that builds state of the art real time applications used for a long running Navy program. We are looking to hire several fulltime positions from this job posting. The successful candidate will be responsible for all phases of software application development from requirements gathering through final release and life cycle maintenance. The candidate must have experience developing applications using Java. The candidate will be responsible for updating the existing code base as well as designing, developing, and coding new applications. Must participate in design reviews, code reviews, and generate test plans to ensure quality of code. Will be responsible for identifying gaps in requirements and clarifying them with the customer. The candidate must be able to work both independently and tightly coupled with the team in an agile environment. The candidate must have good problem-solving techniques and a deep understanding of the Java programming language. The candidate should be well versed in software development and testing tools such as Subversion for version control, bug tracking tools, performance and system monitoring tools, debugging tools and strategies. The candidate will be expected to be disciplined in using the project defined coding conventions and interface documentation techniques.

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Posting Date: 2 September 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Electronic & Photonic Systems

Software Test Engineer, Req. #192644

The Software Test Engineer will be an integral member of an eight-person software development team that builds state of the art real time applications used for a long running Navy program. The successful candidate will be responsible for all phases of software testing from development through final release. The candidate will need to closely work with individual developers and the team to create effective test plans and strategies as well as clearly communicate test results and software issues as they arise. The candidate will work with developers to perform exploratory testing of newly implemented features to provide early feedback in the development process. System-wide testing will require coordination with the entire team to effectively test the system to uncover bugs and issues before releasing to the customer. Must develop a deep understanding of the code architecture, requirements and system concept of operations in order to conduct exploratory testing in an attempt to find bugs and investigate system performance. Will be responsible for maintaining and documenting system configuration to ensure that systems at both the APL and the customer will be running at the same level. Will be responsible for creating, documenting and conducting formal test procedures with developers at APL and the customer to ensure implemented features match formal documented requirements. Will be responsible for formally documenting test results in reports and a bug database and presenting them to the team during weekly calls and periodic program reviews. The candidate will also propose new test tools and methods to the team and help implement them in order to improve the overall test process and coverage. The testing of services and User Interfaces will require the use of various simulators, software log reports, and analysis of recorded media through the use of in-house test tools. The successful candidate must have good skills at discovering the root cause of software issues, understand how to replicate them and communicate the issues with the developers to allow issues to be quickly resolved.

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Posting Date: 7 July 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Electronic & Photonic Systems

The Electronic and Photonic Systems (EPS) department within APL, delivers software updates annually, and designs and implements major hardware tech refreshes as needed to align with the Navy mission requirements to leverage new technology.

The Applied Physics Lab has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Software Test Engineer.

The Software Test Engineer will be an integral member of an eight-person software development team that builds state of the art real time applications used for a long running Navy program.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all phases of software testing from development through final release. The candidate will need to closely work with individual developers and the team to create effective test plans and strategies as well as clearly communicate test results and software issues as they arise. The candidate will work with developers to perform exploratory testing of newly implemented features to provide early feedback in the development process. System-wide testing will require coordination with the entire team to effectively test the system to uncover bugs and issues before releasing to the customer.

Must develop a deep understanding of the code architecture, requirements and system concept of operations in order to conduct exploratory testing in an attempt to find bugs and investigate system performance. Will be responsible for maintaining and documenting system configuration to ensure that systems at both the APL and the customer will be running at the same level. Will be responsible for creating, documenting and conducting formal test procedures with developers at APL and the customer to ensure implemented features match formal documented requirements. Will be responsible for formally documenting test results in reports and a bug database and presenting them to the team during weekly calls and periodic program reviews.

The candidate will also propose new test tools and methods to the team and help implement them in order to improve the overall test process and coverage. The testing of services and User Interfaces will require the use of various simulators, software log reports, and analysis of recorded media through the use of in-house test tools. The successful candidate must have good skills at discovering the root cause of software issues, understand how to replicate them and communicate the issues with the developers to allow issues to be quickly resolved.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Software Testing:
-Work as integral member of the software development team to test new features as they are being created, as well as regression testing to make sure new features to not introduce bugs in other parts of the system.
-Perform formal release testing of full system functionality before releases are made to the customer in order to identify issues early before the system is fielded to operations

Reporting and Documenting:
-Create formal test documentation and procedures
-Create formal test reports and use bug tracking system as part of the release process.

Configuration Management:
-Ensures, documents, and updates all hardware to run the correct bios, drivers, operating system, and JVM versions.
-Research and recommend updates for bios, drivers, operating system, and JVM versions.

Tools and Process Development:
-Propose and then implement new tools and procedures to improve the quality and coverage of the testing performed.
-Research third part tools that can be used to improve the test process.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar field, and at least three years of experience.
Understanding of software development process
Java Programming experience
Linux systems operation experience
Demonstrated success working independently and as part of a team, and interacting cooperatively with people to solve problems effectively.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, including:
o Documentation - to maintain and expand system procedures and configuration control.
o Attention to detail - to ensure the testing is performed is in a repeatable and consistent manner.
o Communication skills - to support all members of the team on a daily basis and to be able to effectively work in high pressure situations quickly troubleshooting systems in collaboration with all members of the team.
o Time management – to effectively prioritize diverse task list and operational needs of the team.
Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

*Incumbent will be required to submit for a Department of Defense Secret-level security clearance within the first 3-6 months of employment, and once granted must maintain eligibility to hold a Secret-level clearance.*

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

DESIRED:

Master's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
Current possession of an active Department of Defense security clearance
Experience with Software Requirements Analysis
Experience with automated software test tools
Experience with system and application performance monitoring tools.
Familiarity with software engineering process
Familiarity with Linux network configuration
Experience with Virtual Machines
Experience with RAID technology
Experience with Software Revision Control systems
Experience with collaborative bug tracking systems
Experience in Java software application development

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Software Test Engineer, Req. #195961

The Applied Physics Lab has an outstanding full-time opportunity for a Software Test Engineer. The Software Test Engineer will be an integral member of an eight-person software development team that builds state of the art real time applications used for a long running Navy program. The successful candidate will be responsible for all phases of system testing from development through final release to ensure the quality of released systems. This involves not just system testing of hardware and software but the improvement of processes, development of test and reporting tools, and mentoring of team members all with the goal of reducing the number of issues found in released systems. The candidate must be able to simultaneously work on multiple projects with different timelines, adjusting as required to the customer’s changing schedule. The candidate will work closely with the team’s Technical Project Manager but must also operate independently. During the release phase, the candidate will work with the customer’s System Test & Evaluation Lead to help achieve final system acceptance. The candidate will need to closely work with individual developers and the team to create effective test plans and strategies as well as clearly communicate test results along with hardware and software issues as they arise. The candidate will work with developers to perform exploratory testing of newly adopted hardware and newly implemented features to provide early feedback in the development process. System-wide testing will require coordination with the entire team to effectively test the system to uncover bugs and issues before releasing to the customer. The candidate will mentor team members in developing software that improves testability and fault-tolerance, striving to improve the quality of software developed by individual team members as part of improving the overall system level quality. The candidate will also instruct the customer’s System Test Team on strategies to test the system using various test tools. .

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Posting Date: 9 September 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Electronic & Photonic Systems

Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Specialist , Req. #192820

The Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Specialist is responsible for working with the Cybersecurity Manager, APL-UW IT Director, and team to define the strategic vision, roadmap, principals, and standards for Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability Management, and Incident Response capabilities. The Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Specialist is responsible for providing expertise and understanding of the vulnerability and threat landscape to mitigate risk and understand the threats that might impact the APL environment. This role is responsible for scanning, tracking, analyzing, and reporting on IT and cyber related vulnerabilities for infrastructure and end-user devices alike as part of the Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Program. They will work closely with APL-UW IT Staff, Security Team, Managed Service Providers and other partners to help develop a program that is resilient and supportable. They will assist in monitoring and protecting APL-UW applications and infrastructure against intrusion, hacking attempts, viruses, malware, and vulnerabilities and lead Incident Response procedures. APL IT systems and infrastructure consist of a mixed-mode, ad-hoc landscape which presents a unique challenge with effectively and securely managing the environment. The candidate will work along-side the Cybersecurity Manager and IT Director to create a program to manage vulnerabilities and threat analysis.

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Posting Date: 8 July 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Director's Office

APL has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Specialist.

The Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Specialist is responsible for working with the Cybersecurity Manager, APL-UW IT Director, and team to define the strategic vision, roadmap, principals, and standards for Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability Management, and Incident Response capabilities. The Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Specialist is responsible for providing expertise and understanding of the vulnerability and threat landscape to mitigate risk and understand the threats that might impact the APL environment.

This role is responsible for scanning, tracking, analyzing, and reporting on IT and cyber related vulnerabilities for infrastructure and end-user devices alike as part of the Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Program. They will work closely with APL-UW IT Staff, Security Team, Managed Service Providers and other partners to help develop a program that is resilient and supportable. They will assist in monitoring and protecting APL-UW applications and infrastructure against intrusion, hacking attempts, viruses, malware, and vulnerabilities and lead Incident Response procedures.

APL IT systems and infrastructure consist of a mixed-mode, ad-hoc landscape which presents a unique challenge with effectively and securely managing the environment. The candidate will work along-side the Cybersecurity Manager and IT Director to create a program to manage vulnerabilities and threat analysis.

The person selected for this Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management Specialist role will be a part of a dynamic IT team that supports APL’s wide-reaching research enterprise. Your expertise will enable the success of researchers who are clearing hazardous seafloor debris from coastal areas, developing ultrasound technologies that advance medical care, conducting fieldwork on glaciers, polar regions, and the world’s oceans, and performing robotic exploration beneath oceanic ice shelves and on space missions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Threat Intelligence & Vulnerability Management:

Oversee comprehensive vulnerability assessments and continuous monitoring of the IT environment across the organization; manage the entire lifecycle of vulnerabilities from discovery to remediation and work with all departments across the Laboratory to perform vulnerability assessments on systems or applications for new and existing systems; strengthen APL-UW IT’s security culture, strategies, strategic goals, objectives and capabilities; educate and mature organizational posture against emerging and zero-day threats and provide technical documentation and guidance.

Incident Response:

Perform reactive incident response functions including but not limited to: host-based analysis functions through investigating Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems to identify Indicators of Compromise (IOCs); examine firewall, web, database, and other log sources to identify evidence of malicious activity; investigate data breaches leveraging forensics tools; manage incident response engagements to scope work, guide forensic investigations, contain security incidents, provide guidance on longer term remediation recommendations, and comprise stakeholders as necessary.

REQUIREMENTS:

*Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity or similar technical discipline AND at least 2 years’ experience in Information Security.

*Experience delivering threat intelligence processes, methodologies, technology, products, or tools; extensive experience with core vulnerability management scanners (e.g. Tenable, Rapid7, Qualys etc.); extensive experience with web application scanners (e.g. WebInspect, Accunetix, Burp, etc.)

*Ability to prioritize impactful vulnerabilities and reduce noise often associated with vulnerability tools.

*Strong knowledge and/or experience with Threat Intelligence, Threat Hunting or related topics including threats to operational technology.

*Ability to innovate security approaches and take ownership, self-motivate, and deliver results in highly ambiguous, yet maturing IT environment.

*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

*Experience generating automated vulnerability metrics to measure service and program effectiveness and consistency.

*Experience working with Mac, Windows, Linux and/or other Unix-like variants.

*Thorough understanding of TCP, UDP, HTTP, IP and other network protocols.

*The ability to perform deep dive analysis of threats and techniques, tactics and procedures (TTPs) and produce high-quality written, actionable intelligence on current and developing threats, particularly those faced by Higher Education and Research Institutions.

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

*Incumbent will be required to submit for a Department of Defense Secret-level security clearance within the first 3-6 months of employment, and once granted must maintain eligibility to hold a Secret-level clearance.*

DESIRED:

*5+ years working in Information Security, at least 3 of them working within a Vulnerability Management role.

*The ability to automate and script tasks using preferred programming language (e.g. GoLang, Python, Ruby, Perl, BASH); ability to use and write scripts against common web APIs.

*Knowledge of cloud platforms and highly concurrent systems; knowledge of container technology and how to assess the security posture of images.

*Experience in regulated environments (FedRAMP, SOC 2, etc.).

*Technical security certifications a plus.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Vessel Operations Engineer , Req. #197185

The Vessel Operations Engineer will provide direct support to the APL Marine Operations Manager in operating, maintaining, and managing APL’s fleet. This role will include serving as Captain for research cruises. As Captain, the Vessel Operations Engineer has a wide span of responsibility, including the safety and well-being of all persons onboard, detailed knowledge and understanding of ship operations, safe navigation, shipboard firefighting and damage control, stability, vessel communications, and the safe use of associated vessel equipment (e.g., A-frames, winches, cranes). Additionally, the Vessel Operations Engineer, working in concert with the Chief Research Scientist or Principal Investigator, will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting all aspects of research cruises, which involve the deployment, testing, and recovery of scientific research equipment (e.g., moorings, buoys, autonomous underwater vehicles, and tow bodies). This equipment and their data may be one-of-a-kind prototypes, of high monetary value, or otherwise difficult or impossible to replace. Operations will be varied and may range from simple (e.g., testing a single device) to complex (e.g., testing multiple devices with multiple vessels) in nature. The Vessel Operations Engineer will also be responsible for regular maintenance, repair, and improvements to the fleet; as well as administrative and managerial duties as assigned by the APL Marine Operations Manager; and providing field engineer support to other sponsored programs.

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Posting Date: 11 October 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Engineering

Visual Communications Specialist, Req. #199089

The Visual Communications Specialist collaborates with APL-UW leadership, investigators, and administrators to create, organize, and post all content appearing on the Laboratory’s public and private websites, and creates individual graphics, brochures, posters, flyers, to support discrete publications, presentations, and multimedia demonstrations and marketing at conferences and workshops. This role will also design audience-specific ads for a range of publications, designs APL-UW branded merchandise, and independently creates or curates content daily for posting to the APL-UW social media. Curation involves daily surveys of social media properties of many UW units, as well as regional and federal research and development institutions - where content is shared as appropriate to amplify positive APL-UW messaging. In this role, the Visual Communications Specialist will design and maintain APLs website and social media content, will independently develop all stories, graphic design themes, and illustrations, will serve as a videographer and photographer at times, and visual consultant for online and print needs. Digital Media The Visual Communications Specialist promotes current research findings, advances recruitment efforts to attract scientists, engineers, and students, and celebrates research collaborations and entrepreneurial success on the APL-UW public website; disseminates internal news, business operations information and applications, and Laboratory policies on the APL-UW private website. Social Media The Visual Communications Specialist authors and curates APL-UW news and events on Laboratory social media properties; amplifies media products’ reach by seeking sharing opportunities with social media properties aligned with APL-UW areas of interest and collaborations. Print Media The Visual Communications Specialist interprets and transforms complex scientific concepts into compelling and effective digital illustrations; designs and produces collateral materials to support investigators at national/international conferences and workshops; teams with the Program Manager to create and produce the APL-UW Annual Report; designs and produces of APL-UW advancement and recruitment materials; improves APL-UW facilities interiors with information and wayfinding displays.

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Posting Date: 12 November 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Resources & Facilities

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