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Research and Engineering Manager

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Ames
Posted on: January 22, 2023

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Position Information:Position Title:Research and Engineering ManagerJob Group:Professional & ScientificRequired Minimum Qualifications:Bachelors degree and 5 years of related experiencePreferred Qualifications:Prior experience in leading engineering teamsPrior experience in managing public-private partnershipsPrior experience in managing technology projects (especially those in wireless, networking, software, and/or IT)Project Management Professional and/or Scrum Master certificationsJob Description:For the Research/Engineering Manager position, key responsibilities include leading technical project execution and management, team development, and stakeholder engagement. Prior experience in wireless/networking/software systems development, deployment, and/or operation is invaluable. Example of DutiesWireless systems development, deployment, and operation

  • Lead and development of a large-scale, first-of-its-kind wireless living lab encompasses bleeding-edge technologies and innovation platforms such as those for free-space optical communication, mmWave, massive MIMO, LEO satcom, URLLC, communications and networking softwarization, AR/VR, and precision agriculture
  • Deploy and operate the deployed wireless living lab in central Iowa
  • Lead a team of students, postdocs, and technical staff members in the living lab development, deployment, and operation
  • Technical project management; Project Management Professional and/or Scrum Master certification
  • Collaborate with faculty members and public-private partners in project execution
  • Systems building/research in wireless, networks, and/or distributed systems
  • Design, develop, deploy, and operate field deployed wireless, network, and/or distributed systems
  • Working with cellular network platforms (e.g., OpenAirInterface, srsLTE, ONF SD-RAN, and COMAC), edge/cloud computing platforms (e.g., OpenStack, Kubernetes), SDN, and/or VNF
  • Work with edge/cloud systems management, virtual machines/containers, Linux systems administration, shell scripting, etc.
  • Capability of building systems prototypes based on reference publications and/or open-source code base
  • Programming skills: Python, Web, C, C++, Java, etc.
  • Knowledge of wireless systems, networked/distributed systems, operating systems, virtualization, systems and network securityResearch and Funding Acquisition
    • Lead and participate in cutting-edge research that advances the frontiers of wireless systems, edge and loud computing, and rural broadband
    • Collaborate with students, postdocs, technical staff members, and public-private partners in research
    • Lead and participate in research funding acquisition activities, leading proposals to federal and state agencies as well as industry partnersLevel Guidelines Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISUs mission and department or work unit goals Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team) May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist Provides guidance to studentsAppointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)Proposed End Date or Length of Term:October 31, 2025Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work PeriodTime Type:Full timePay Grade:PS810Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please click on Apply and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) Life insurance and long-term disability Flexible Spending Accounts Various voluntary benefits and discounts Employee Assistance Program Wellbeing program This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.Original Posting Date: September 19, 2022Posting Close Date:Job Requisition Number:R9560By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensiveland-grantmission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities. Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community. ( All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the universitys verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email . If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 . General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources ( website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.

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