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Engineering Associate

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) has been developing innovative technologies and solutions for cutting-edge DoD and intelligence programs for almost six decades. Our expertise is in space and airborne IR, VIS, UV, and RF sensors, small satellite technologies, test and calibration, cybersecurity, data visualization and assurance, and ground stations.

SDL is seeking an Engineering Associate to perform a wide variety of complex engineering tasks associated with aircraft integration and flight testing. This position will work with engineers, designers and technicians in the design, development, construction, laboratory testing, and operation of sophisticated ground and flight instruments and sensors.

Key Responsibilities:
·   Participate in system design, payload integration, cable design and manufacture, power system design, circuit and schematic design, and coding.
·   Develop or direct the setup of test equipment and appropriate testing on custom equipment and sensors, assisting with analysis and interpretation of results.
Assignments will typically be associated with aircraft flight testing of R&D instruments, and mechanical aptitude is prized.

Required Qualifications:
·   Bachelors degree from an engineering or technology field
·   Work well as a team member, work independently with minimal supervision, and possess good communications skills
·   Have a working knowledge of computer equipment, electrical test equipment, and electronic components
·   Must be able to read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings
·   Must have or be able to obtain a DoD security clearance
·   Must be a US citizen
·   Occasional to frequent field work is required which may involve travel away from home for days or weeks at a time.

Preferred Qualifications:
·   Experience with C or C++
·   Experience with computer networks
·   A pilot’s license and/or experience around aircraft

SDL Benefits: SDL offers competitive salaries and benefits. As a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), SDL also offers unique benefits, such a flexible work schedule and discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents.