Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Engineer I or Engineer II to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department is seeking one or more engineers with software, systems engineering, and/or electrical expertise to work on a variety of marine sensing and robotics projects. Duties will initially consist of supporting vehicle development, vehicle maintenance/operation, and systems integration/design. Year round participation in field operations with autonomous underwater vehicles, autonomous surface vehicles, and sensing platforms is a significant part of the job. Preference is given to applicants with the interdisciplinary expertise required for marine and robotics applications- in marine robotics, it is all hands on deck when something has to go in the water. Software expertise with middlewares such as ROS or MOOS-IvP are preferred. All team members are expected to assist with system maintenance, project organization, field operations, and system testing.
In addition to software and systems engineering expertise, the qualified applicants must be detailed oriented and able to document complicated engineering procedures such as sensor integrations. Working collaboratively with a team and good communication is a must. Additionally, it is expected that chosen applicant(s) can also work independently and have an 'I'll figure it out' attitude. Project management skills are a plus.
Specific tasks include but are certainly not limited to:
Develop software and data post processing tools relevant to a variety of funded marine robotics research projects.
System maintenance, support field operations and testing.
A significant commitment to success of the program and the mission will be required particularly while at sea. Candidates must be highly creative when it's time to be creative but must be able to become highly focused and effective as deadlines approach.
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Engineer I level*
Engineering degree or other appropriate discipline with minimal work experience, or evidence of an established, specialized engineering skill gained through experience in the absence of a formal Bachelor's degree.
Engineer II level*
Require either a MS in an engineering discipline or computer science or a BS degree and several years of relevant work experience.
*Position level will be determined by the selected candidate's level of education & experience.
C++, Python, C languages, ROS or MOOS-IvP experience preferred, database experience preferred.
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift 25-50 lbs independently, 2-3 times per day; carry 25-50 lbs, 3-4 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, and peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas. Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, reaching above and below the shoulders, and kneeling, bending, and stooping. Will be exposed to excessive cold, heat, and/or humidity, grease and oils, hazardous substances or specimens, electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, prolonged work hours, and/or extended periods at sea. Physical duties are subject to change.
SEA DUTY CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTIONS:
May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.
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Internal Number: 3279455
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