Senior Research Engineer

Posting Details


Posting Number S01325P


Working Title Senior Research Engineer
Posting Category Staff
Position Number 005134
Assigned Organizational Area Research
FLSA Exempt
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Pay Grade P3
Months Per Year 12
Hours Per Year 2080
If Temporary, Date of Expiration
Proposed Start Date 08/01/2017


Department Software Systems - 4405
Advertised Location UD Main



The Software Systems Group is looking to add a senior research software engineer to support ongoing government research in supervisory control and cognition. We support multiple projects that integrate systems of systems that provide advanced user interfaces, simulation, and autonomy to support unmanned vehicle research.
The primary functions will be software development, integration, technical leadership and process development.

Position Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 8 years of experience developing and leading software application development in C++, C#, Java, or other object oriented languages.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating systems of event-driven systems
  • Demonstrated experience developing advanced user interfaces
  • Demonstrated experience in software development to support research goals
  • Due to the nature of the work, must be US Citizen.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience managing team of engineers with a working knowledge of Agile Development process
  • Experience applying appropriate measures of modern software development processes such as test-driven-development, continuous integration, and issue tracking to support research software development
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Ability to communicate well both written and orally. This includes being able to present new concepts to current and new customers, publishing new concepts in publications, speaking at conferences, etc.
  • Familiarity with modern autonomy technologies
  • Ability to demonstrate a mastery in an OO programming language, such as Java, C++ or C#.
  • Have expert knowledge in ONE or more of these ares:
    – Data visualization and intelligent sensor systems
    – Computer vision, robotics and pattern recognition
    – Big Data / cloud architecture
    – Popular libraries such as OpenCV, OpenGL, etc.
    – Algorithm development including using MatLab
    – Creating large scale software projects
    – Frameworks that enable TDD and MVC development
    – System interoperability that allows for plug and play architectures.
  • Experience in proposal writing in response to RFPs, BAA’s, and grants.
Work Hours
Number of Positions Available 1
Proposed Posting Date 10/19/2016
Application Review Date 11/08/2016
Proposed Closing Date
Open until filled?
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please address minimum qualifications in cover letter or resume.

Preferred Multicultural Experience

Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic Marianist work environment.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

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