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R&D Systems Engineer IV

Company: University of Arizona
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

R&D Systems Engineer IV
Posting Number
Steward Observatory
Department Website Link
Main Campus
Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights
The candidate must be experienced in working with multidisciplinary teams that have successfully delivered complex, high-precision opt-mechanical systems. The candidate will work on high level documentation such as the Requirements document, and all lower-level requirement documents that establish the baseline design of the subsystem. The candidate must have good communication skills and be able to represent the engineering team in a professional manner both internally and externally to Steward Observatory. The candidate is expected to be a motivated self-starter who can work with and lead engineers to resolve technical problems and establish approaches for solutions.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Interface with stake holders and engineering staff to make sure that high- and low-level requirements and relevant specifications are captured and understood.
  • Understands risk associated with building complex Astronomical systems. This is to include using risk tables and addressing risk and putting a mitigation strategy in place.
  • Make sure that V&V (Verification and Validation) and I&T (Integration and Test) plans are developed for all designs. Review and ensure that reliability and quality standards are appropriate for meeting both high- and low-level requirements.
  • Attend engineering and stakeholder meetings to make sure that all avenues of the system are being captured. Have the ability to lead investigations into issues and concerns with the design and function of the system. Lead discussions of requirements, V&V (Verification and Validation), and I&T (Integration and Test) plans. Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
    • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience is required. Preferred Qualifications
      • Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Systems/Industrial Engineering.
      • Experience in Finite Element Analysis.
        Full Time/Part Time
        Full Time
        Number of Hours Worked per Week
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        Work Calendar
        Job Category
        Benefits Eligible
        Yes - Full Benefits
        Rate of Pay
        Compensation Type
        hourly rate
        Career Stream and Level
        Job Family
        Research Engineering
        Job Function
        Type of criminal background check required:
        Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
        Number of Vacancies
        Target Hire Date
        Expected End Date
        Contact Information for Candidates
        Open Date
        Open Until Filled
        Documents Needed to Apply
        Resume and Cover Letter
        Special Instructions to Applicant
        Diversity Statement
        At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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