Job Description
Job Posting Title:

R&D Systems Engineering Associate

Hiring Department:

Applied Research Laboratories

Position Open To:

All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue



Job Description:

Determine designs of GPS receivers and systems to meet government certification requirements for PPS GPS approval while meeting customer and internal requirements. Participate in efforts to implement approaches to meet government security and certification requirements for GPS receivers and systems. Perform project specific ISSO duties. Ensure the project is meeting Risk Management Framework requirements for national security computing environments as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology 800-Series, Committee on National Security Systems Instructions, Intelligence Community Directives, and Joint Special Access Programs Implementation Guidance.

Job Details:

Determine designs and implementation of GPS receiver and related system.
Assist in the development and maintenance of system security plans, contingency plans and change management.
Participate in risk assessments to evaluate the sensitivity of the GPS receiver and system and develop mitigations.
Participate in assessment of GPS receiver and processing system safeguards in support of GPS certification.
Provides technical expertise and oversight to manage the security protection measures on the GPS receiver and processing systems.
Design and implement non-standard key handling (COMSEC) approaches.
Other related functions as assigned.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or related field. Experience in computer program or system design to meet customer needs/requirements, Information assurance experience in Windows and/or Linux systems. Experience developing and implementing information assurance policy. Applicant must have strong communication skills, be willing to work with new technologies, be highly organized and capable of planning and coordinating multiple tasks and managing their time. The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving skills and excellent judgment. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without daily supervision and effectively communicate. Able to accept supervision. Regular and punctual attendance.

U.S. citizenship. Selected applicant is subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at level appropriate to project requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree. Two or more years of experience in computer program or system design, Experience in GPS receiver or GPS processing system design. Experience in information assurance in a national security computing environment. Experience with the Risk Management Framework methodology. Windows Operating System and Linux Operating System certifications. Experience conducting security evaluations and developing mitigations. Advanced degree. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligibility for immediate access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

General Notes
An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the United States, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Please mark "yes" on the application question that asks if additional materials are required. Failure to attach all additional materials listed below may result in a delay in application processing.

Salary Range
$69,500-$80,000+/negotiable depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
Standard office conditions
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Use of manual dexterity
Some weekend, evening and holiday work
Possible interstate/intrastate travel

Required Materials
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Unofficial college transcript

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Company summary

ARL:UT is home to some of the world’s most advanced research teams in the areas of acoustics, electromagnetics, and information sciences. Our sponsors include branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, NIH, and agencies from the Intelligence Community.

Research and development professionals make up the majority of ARL:UT's total staff of approximately 750, and opportunities exist for all degree-level candidates in aerospace, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as in computer science, physics, and mathematics.


ARL:UT offers relocation packages, exceptional benefits, staff education programs, and a casual work environment. Employees enjoy the added benefit of living in the dynamic city of Austin.The culture here supports a high quality of life and fosters creativity and innovation. Our facility is located at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus and located directly across the street from an area known as the Domain; a great outdoor shopping and restaurant area. The campus offers it's own onsite amenities such as dining option(s), workout area and other perks. Each year during the December holiday season the laboratory closes (with the exception a skeleton crew) for a typical 1 week minimum with paid holiday time off. ARL:UT will be expanding into a new multi-story building during the next few years and experiencing a time of great growth and opportunity for job seekers.

Tech Stack

Java, C, C++, Python, Linux

Interview process

Candidates are considered to have officially applied for the position once they complete the job application instructions/process (per the job posting). Candidates will typically be screened 1-2 times via phone and then interviewed onsite.

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