Entry- to Mid-Level Full-time, Permanent
ZP-0850-III, Electrical Engineer or ZP-0854-III, Computer Engineer or ZP-0855-III, Electronics Engineer
Salary Range: $63,722 - $99,296
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
U.S. Citizenship is required
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, Engineering Laboratory, Intelligent Systems Division anticipates the need for an engineering professional to contribute to research work in the area of industrial wireless networks as they pertain to industrial control systems and the "Internet of Things." The candidate will support the long-term mission of advancing smart manufacturing in the US by encouraging the use of wireless technologies in industry through measurement-based research and demonstration by implementing components of a measurement science framework for characterizing the performance of industrial wireless sensor network technologies in automation environments. Key focus areas include advanced robotic assembly and control of continuous processes.This project is in its early stages. We have a diverse team of scientists and engineers with expertise in RF measurement, advanced networking, and automation. Candidates will have an opportunity to make a lasting impact to the measurement of wireless sensor network performance on physical systems for both NIST and industry.
This position will involve the following duties:
More information about our project can be found at http://www.nist.gov/el/isd/cs/wpsm.cfm.
This position is a hands-on research engineering position. Candidates will be expected to perform laboratory activities which include designing and constructing experimental frameworks/testbeds that represent real-world automation environments. The candidate must demonstrate proficiency in computer programming languages including C/C++ and Python to meet the technical demands of the position.
How to Apply
Minimum Qualifications for the position may be found online at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.
When a position is available, a vacancy announcement will be posted on WWW.USAJOBS.GOV. However, all interested parties are strongly encouraged to contact our project leader, Mr. Rick Candell, by email rick.candell [at] nist.gov with a copy of their resume for more information prior to agency announcement. The Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
NIST offers a generous benefits package to employees which include health, dental, retirement, and educational benefits. Please refer to our benefits page for more information.
Desired Skills include:
Candidate should have an interest in learning the fundamentals of radio frequency (RF) propagation and RF testing strategies.
Keywords: wireless sensor networks, software programming, industrial automation, robotics, control systems, PLC, radio frequency, research