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Technology Research Engineer
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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Location: Telework Eligible, Blacksburg Area
Categories: Engineering, Research / Scientific,
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute seeks a
Transportation Technology Research Engineer. The successful
applicant will be responsible for conducting cutting edge research
and development on emerging technologies in smart cities, connected
vehicles, automated vehicles, and transportation safety
applications. This engineer will conduct hardware and software
design, development, testing, evaluation, and documentation in
support of technology implementation research programs. This
engineer will work closely with both sponsor personnel and internal
Performance at this level requires developmental experience in a
professional position, demonstrated leadership, and a graduate
level education (or lesser degree with significant experience).
This position evaluates, selects and applies engineering
principles, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making
adaptations and modifications with some supervision. Assignments
will have project related objectives and require the investigation
of a variety of variables. Performs work developing circuits,
firmware, and software for a variety of technologies. Consults with
researchers and sponsors to develop and implement technology
Duties and responsibilities: Assist in technology selection,
development, and deployment of systems and components as needed.
Educate sponsors on technology implementation issues through direct
interaction in meetings, presentations, and documentation. Performs
work that involves developing innovative and creative solutions to
complex engineering challenges with the goal of advancing the field
of transportation safety. Have the ability to work independently or
in small teams on projects as assigned. Supports the research team
and sponsors to define project goals and technical specifications;
creates/refines project plans and milestones; and integrates these
goals, specification and timeline to achieve the overall objective.
Supports the research team by contributing to proposals,
presentations, and reports during project execution. Actively
participates in the procurement of new work by demonstrating
facility capabilities, summarizing data and contributing to
technical white papers.
Directions given and received: Independently performs most
assignments with instructions on global objectives and general
results expected with minimal supervision. Receives technical
guidance on unusual or complex problems and work is reviewed for
application of sound professional judgment. May work with
technicians, graduate research assistants and others who assist in
- M.S. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or
comparable, or bachelor's degree with significant related
- Experience interfacing various computer components and
- Experience programming firmware.
- Experience with Circuit Board Design.
- Experience writing software in C/C++.
- Experience working with Robotic Operating System (ROS).
- Experience working with wireless communications technologies.
- Experience with UNIX/LINUX.
- Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently
with some supervision. Strong writing and organizational skills
- Experience designing hardware and software for embedded
- Experience in or familiarity with automated vehicles, connected
vehicles, smart cities technologies and vehicle electronics.
Commensurate with Experience
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
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million in research annually.
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Advertised: March 26, 2021
Applications close: Open until filled