Systems Engineer, Diver Applications (ES)

Austin TX The University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title:
Systems Engineer, Diver Applications (ES)

Hiring Department:
Applied Research Laboratories

Position Open To:
All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:

FLSA Status:

Earliest Start Date:

Position Duration:
Expected to Continue


Job Details:

Systems Engineering, Test, and Evaluation of Diver Systems in the Advanced Technology Laboratory (ATL).


  • Conduct and document analyses of alternatives in support of military applications and acquisitions
  • Plan, execute, and report the testing and evaluation of systems
  • Support the development, documentation, management, and tracking of requirements and specifications for military diving systems
  • Support the development of project concepts and project-related technical documentation
  • Support training activities for diver systems
  • Support engineering teams in the development and coordination of complex systems
  • Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or similar technical degree
  • Three years of experience in a technical work environment or post-bachelor's degree military experience.
  • Strong understanding of systems engineering across life cycle to include requirements management, systems architecture, verification and validation.
  • Significant military or technical diving knowledge and understanding of Navy diving protocols and applications.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in use of computer systems.
  • Must be mechanically inclined, skilled in the use of basic tools, and have basic electrical skills.

Applicant must have a dynamic skill set, willing to work with new technologies, be highly organized, capable of planning and coordinating multiple tasks, and managing their time. This position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving, sound judgment, and excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without daily supervision, and effectively communicate with all groups of clients. Applicant must be able to work under pressure and accept supervision with regular and punctual attendance.

US Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at level appropriate to project requirements of the position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in in engineering, computer science, or similar technical degree or MBA.
  • Experience in Naval Special Warfare or similar specialized Navy diving experience.
  • Experience and/or in-depth knowledge with as many of the following types of diving related topics:
  • Diver Propulsion Devices / Vehicles, SEAL Delivery Vehicle experience, submarine lock-out procedures, closed-circuit diving and/or Rebreathers, night diving / low-visibility diving, decompression or saturation diving, mixed gas or NITROX diving, surface-supplied diving, CPR, O2 provider, diver emergency management, use of underwater tools and equipment (including lift bags and underwater rigging), underwater photo documentation, or underwater communications. Experience maintaining, servicing, or supporting diving or expeditionary systems and equipment.
  • Experience in systems engineering.
  • Experience acting as a technical lead or in project management.
  • Understanding of software engineering processes and standards.
  • Experience in field testing or acting as a test director.
  • Experience with top-down design of systems.
  • Experience in circuit board design, production, debugging and testing.
  • Understanding of hardware engineering processes and standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in as many as possible of the following: C, C++, C#, Java, XML, Qt, .NET, version control systems, defect tracking systems, unit testing, real-time and concurrent systems, and web services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: acoustics, signal processing, detection theory, pattern recognition and classification or image processing.
  • Experience developing software in Linux or in an embedded environment.
  • Recent or immediate eligibility for access to classified information.
  • Experience training Navy divers.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the United States, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Please mark "yes" on the application question that asks if additional materials are required. Failure to attach all additional materials listed below may result in a delay in application processing.

Visit our website ( for additional information about Applied Research Laboratories.

UT Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
• 100% employer-paid basic medical coverage
• Retirement contributions
• Paid vacation and sick time
• Paid holidays
Please visit our Human Resources (HR) website to learn more about the total benefits offered.

Salary Range

$104,000-$174,000+/negotiable depending on qualifications.

Working Conditions

  • Standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Some weekend, evening and holiday work
  • Interstate/intrastate travel
  • Exposure to all weather conditions
  • Exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest
  • Unofficial college transcript

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



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