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Software and Information Assurance Engineer

The Undersea Systems Office (USO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a Software and Information Assurance Engineer to join our System Design Department.

 This position will work as part of a team which develops and deploys software components of Autonomous Systems.

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Work with IA team to meet IA needs including: Compliance, Vulnerability Scanning and Management, Security Architecture, IA Awareness and Training, and possibly Authorization and Accreditation (AA)
  • Customize, deploy, and manage RHEL operating systems
  • Develop scripts for compact stand-alone systems.

This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

Experience with the following is preferred: 

  • Coding skills in C, C++, and Python
  • RHEL
  • Windows
  • Linux system administrator skills.


Experience with the following is required: 

  • Solid understanding of network concepts (UDP, TCP and network devices).
  • Ability to work as part of a small development team
  • Occasional travel 

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year fixed-term renewable appointment.

The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status


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