BS degree in Agricultural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar field. Experience with software development and testing including Matlab and Simulink. Experience with applying statistical analysis, data science, and/or machine learning to solve engineering problems.Â Experience with sensors, automation, and/or robotics.
The Digital Agriculture Innovations Team within the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University is accepting applications for Engineering I/II positions which will provide technical leadership in the areas of Sensing, Automation, and Robotics for mobile vehicle systems.Â The ISU Digital Agriculture Innovation Team (www.isudigitalag.org) consists of professional staff and graduate students who work closely with agricultural industry partners to develop innovative technology solutions for agriculture. The team has a strong innovation record with over 30 patents and licensed technologies.
Daily responsibilities of this position may include:
Software development for sensing, automation, and/or robotics using Matlab and Simulink
Mechanical and hydraulic system design for vehicle systems
Sensor interfacing and basic signal analysis for control systems
Development of functional prototypes that integrate mechanical, electrical, software, and hydraulic systems.Â
This work will be completed in a highly collaborative team environment.Â
The successful candidate:
Demonstrate the ability to work independently
Completes projects within a specified timeline
Communicates effectively and provides technical leadership
Ensures a safe working environment.
Possesses excellent communication and organizational skills and has a detail oriented personality
Is a motivated self-starter
Possesses the ability to conduct, document, and communicate research methods and results in the area of software development for sensing, automation, and/or robotic systems
This position provides strong work diversity in a welcoming environment.Â Candidates that are detail oriented, organized, and value being on a strong team are encouraged to apply. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of confidentiality, integrity, and ethics.Â The Digital Agriculture Innovations Team offers multiple opportunities for career growth and technical development for its employees.Â
These are three year term positions, with expectation for renewal based on availability of funding and will be hired as an Engineer I or II depending on candidate's experience.
Engineer I: Bachelor's degree (PS809)
Engineer II:Â Bachelorâs degree and 2 years of related experience (PS810)
In addition to the duties listed, the Engineer II level will be expected to engage in multiple projects with moderate oversight, be responsible for planning timeline and scope for project responsibilities, and directly engage with outside stakeholders.
Multiple positions are available and recruitment will be ongoing until all positions are filled.Â
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email [email protected] or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
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Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
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