The Ocean Systems Laboratory at WHOI, the developer of REMUS AUVs, is
currently seeking an embedded software developer to join our team. I'm
writing you in hopes that you may help to communicate this opportunity
as broadly as possible.
If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining us, please
forward this notice along to them.
A brief description is included below. Interested folks are encouraged
to apply online either through the WHOI website, or by following the
This position is a software development role in marine robotics with
field testing responsibilities. The successful candidate will have
strong C++ development skills, with excellent software engineering
habits, and a solid background in software testing.
For the Engineer II level, this position identifies and participates in
engineering projects in support of scientific and research activities
through the demonstration of one or more specialized skills, with some
supervision to achieve assigned objectives. Will be expected to work on
tasks requiring creativity and independent thinking, along with a
proven understanding of fundamental research and engineering principles.
For the Research Engineer level, this position works creatively and
independently to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete
difficult engineering assignments by demonstrating full competency in
one or more engineering areas; assists substantively in planning
technical aspects of experiments, as well as design, testing, and use
of major system components, with little supervision.
.Develops AUV controller software in VxWorks
.Develops Visualization applications and AUV user interface in Windows
.Evaluates AUV performance from telemetry and engineering data logs
.Tests AUV systems at sea
.Travels, as much as 12 weeks per year, to support tests and
.Other related duties as assigned by supervisor
*DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:*
_Engineer II level*:_
Master's degree in an electrical engineering, computer science, or
related with minimal experience, or a Bachelor's degree in electrical
engineering, computer science, or equivalent with four (4) plus years
of relevant experience. In the absence of a formal degree, considerable
equivalent work experience is required.
_Research Engineer level*:_
Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer science, or related field, or
Master's degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related
field with several years of related experience, or Bachelor's degree in
electrical engineering, computer science, or related field with more
than five years of related experience. In the absence of a formal
degree, considerable equivalent work experience is required.
.Master's degree is preferred.
.Demonstrated experience in the following areas:
* Embedded software development with a real time operating
system: VxWorks or equivalent
* Strong object orientated skills in C++
* Inter-process communications and networking
* Visual Studio MFC experience a plus
.Good working knowledge of maritime navigation and oceanography
.Good written and oral communication skills
*Position level will be determined by the selected candidate's level of
education & experience.
*SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: *
.Must be able to obtain and maintain TWIC card.
.Must be able to obtain and maintain secret clearance
(Must have U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident visa status).
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