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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is a national center for advanced science and engineering research and development and education. APL-UW was formed in 1943 for the U.S. Navy to bring university research resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. APL-UW has developed an international reputation for its broad based programs in science, engineering and for designing, building, and deploying the advanced technology required to meet the research needs of numerous government and commercial sponsors. With modern facilities, equipment and over 350 talented researchers and staff, APL-UW provides a unique, dynamic work environment with many opportunities. The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) seeks applicants for a Senior Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Engineer in the research areas of signal, image, information processing, machine learning, sonar and radar system engineering, and modeling and simulation. This research will support the development of sonar systems for the Department of Defense.The Senior Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Engineer will be engaged primarily to develop advanced algorithms for: detection, classification, localization, and tracking of targets in sonar and radar applications; signal and image processing; data communications; control of autonomous systems; and sensor processing for a variety of modalities, environments, and systems. They will be able to prototype algorithms in high level computing environments (e.g., MATLAB or Python), and implement them in real-time or production systems using lower level programming environments (e.g., C/C++). The applicant will have a demonstrated ability to analyze sensor data from real-world sources, to characterize it, and to develop and implement algorithms that extract actionable information from the underlying data. Knowledge of, and the ability to innovate in, the field of machine learning as applied to sensor data is highly desirable.The employee will be a critical member of a research team whose responsibilities will also include cultivating relationships with sponsors, writing proposals, leading his/her own projects, and contributing to development and support of an applied signal processing group at APL. This position will initially work as a key contributor to team projects, but over time will need to establish and grow their own successful research program, including the submission of research proposals that result in funding awards to support his/her salary. Specific duties include:- Design algorithms, analyze data, conduct experiments, and run program simulations in prototyping software environments - Develop production or real-time software that executes the designed algorithms - Collaborate with scientists and engineers in various disciplines and at various levels to identify project requirements and meet strict sponsor goals or complex objectives - Contribute to the development of team research proposals, and ultimately his/her own independent research proposals, which are successfully awarded sponsor funding REQUIREMENTS:Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related scientific or engineering field. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement.- At least six years of related work experience;- Excellent computer skills, experience in MATLAB/Python/Java and C/C++;- Expert knowledge of signal/image processing;- Ability to plan and organize technical projects;- Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;- Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial environment;- Applicants must be U.S. citizens, able to acquire and maintain a security clearance.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:- Previous experience in the application of signal and image processing techniques to real-time systems;- Experience with artificial intelligence and machine learning.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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