Software and Information Assurance Engineer

Software and Information Assurance Engineer


Careers at the Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University


Software and Information Assurance Engineer


WE Are


Searching for a Software and Information Assurance Engineer to join our System Design Department within the Sonar Research and Development Division in the Undersea Systems Office at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University.


What YOU Will Do


You 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; and develop scripts for compact stand-alone systems.


What YOU Need to be Successful


Education: 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.


Preferred experience areas:


• Coding skills in C, C++, and Python




• Windows


• Linux system administrator skills


Required experience/skills:


• Solid understanding of network concepts (UDP, TCP and network devices)


• Ability to work as part of a small development team


• Travel to remote locations will occasionally be required


You will be subject to a government security investigation, and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.


To view the full job description and to electronically apply, visit


Located in the heart of Happy Valley, State College, PA, The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University center of excellence in defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas.


Employment at ARL Penn State includes many benefits and rewards, including:


• Professional development


• Career advancement opportunities


• 75% Tuition discount for you and your family


• Safe and diverse community


• College sporting event mecca


• World-Class entertainment facilities and events


• Cultural events


• Good public education system


• Activities for all stages of your life


ARL 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.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on other positions at ARL, visit our web site at


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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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