PNT Test Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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PNT Test Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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This entry-level position will be responsible for working, as part of a diverse and skilled technical team, to integrate and test positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) hardware using both common and novel Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals. The ideal candidate will have hands on experience with GNSS hardware and a thorough understanding from signal acquisition to end user exploitation. They will also have on site experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD) and have working knowledge on approval processes for GNSS related signal acquisition.
Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or other relevant technical field
2. Familiarity with modern Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and software compilers on Windows and Linux platforms
3. Familiarity with Window and Linux software installation processes to aid in GNSS testbed data visualization
4. Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required
5. Eligibility to obtain a United States SECRET clearance (or higher) is required for ongoing employment in this position
Preferred Qualifications
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
1. Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
2. Working knowledge of satellite navigation/GNSS
3. Experience with test and verification of navigation and communication equipment, including GNSS receivers, GNSS simulators, signal generators, and aviation electronics
4. Familiarity with common radio frequency bands utilized by the DoD and processes required to operate given equipment on a military installation
5. Familiarity with common data collection systems
6. Demonstrated, effective interpersonal skills
7. Active US SECRET (or higher) clearance
Special Instructions to Applicants
A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.
The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.