Engineer/Lab Manager

DCS Corp
Aberdeen, MD
Sep 22, 2021
Sep 30, 2021
Full Time
DCS is looking for an engineering professional to manage operations and support basic research in a shared-use innovation facility supporting the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

This facility will be engaged in research to monitor and influence human behavior through novel technologies such as wearable and environmental sensors, displays, and effectors.

Essential Job Functions:

Support the acquisition, setup, and operation of technical infrastructure (hardware and software) as well as maintain an inventory of equipment and consumables.

Develop and implement policies for managing shared facilities, such as resource scheduling and equipment safety protocols.

Coordinate and facilitate knowledge sharing through informal lectures, workshops, and ad hoc interactions.

Analyze customer objectives to derive system design and system interface specifications.

Work with research teams to customize software solutions for specific experimental objectives.

Perform software / hardware integration and maintenance.

Perform software component tests and system integration tests for adherence to specifications.

Recommend new technologies and novel approaches for complex system requirements.

Apply best practices (version control, documentation, etc.) for all developed and modified software.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Must be able to obtain a National Agency Check (NAC) clearance.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.

Experience developing software in an object-oriented language (such as C++, Java, Python, etc.),

Experience developing for an embedded platform (such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.) or equivalent hardware integration experience.

Experience using version control systems (such as Git, CVS, Subversion, etc.).

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Excellent organizational skills.

Must be ready to adapt to quickly changing requirements during the development process.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated and team-oriented.

Desired Skills:

Experience with network (sockets) programming and networking in general.

Experience with multithreaded or multiprocess programming.

Experience working in a research laboratory or similar environment.

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