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Research Engineer II, Systems Integration

Northeastern University
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management
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Research Engineer II, Systems Integration

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Research Engineer II, Systems Integration (RE, SI) at the Kostas Research Institute of Northeastern University (KRI) is charged with (1) the development of our collaborative program in the creation of multi-component systems with a an AI/ML decision-making core, and (2) the evaluation and characterization of these (including the assessment of means to cyber-protect these methods from hostile observation/interference) units in diverse applications, and (3) the development of best practices for the deployment of these systems as well as the effective training of users.

The RE, SI shall provide an energetic vision for the growth and development of our Neural-Net Driven (NND) program via an assessment of the current state of technology, feedback from our corporate and government partners, and an ongoing discussion with our faculty. The RE, SI shall serve as the project coordinator and portfolio developer for all of these systems and functioning as a technical coordinator for faculty and external (university, corporate, and govt) tech partners for the successful growth and execution of our SI portfolio.

This position is located on Northeastern University's Campus in Seattle, WA, with travel to other KRI sites as required for conduct of the role (< 25% travel). The position is with the Kostas Research Institute of Northeastern University and will report to the CTO of KRI.

  • Development & growth of the NND portfolio of programs and leadership of the NND collaboration.
  • Physical build out of the NND labs as required for the program, this includes selection, justification, support contracts to secure equipment/assets.
  • Development and assessment of state-of-the-art NND processes to support key client needs, including the preparation of plans for deployment and training for these methods.
  • Creation of a technology pipeline to ensure the on-going growth and relevance of KRI's NND capabilities for corporate and government clients.
  • Lead NND grant development (in partnership with PMO, Res Dev, and Res Admin) to build and support NND initiatives
  • Representation of KRI in technical conferences, tradeshows, and associated networking forums
  • Manage IP portfolio related to NND development.

  • Passion for the rapid growth of the NND program and portfolio of technologies under contract with corporate and government partners.
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field along with 2 years of experience in systems integration development.
  • Eligible for national security clearance and capable of managing sensitive information.
  • Expertise systems integration and program management
    • Specific experience in the development, testing, and scale up, and deployment of methods such as
      • System Concept Development & Design
      • Sub-system development and validation
      • AI/ML development and training
      • Prototype deployment and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated understanding of Interoperability
  • Knowledge of Information Capture and Management
    • Requires a logical and structured approach to decision making, ability to work in a matrixed, collaborative environment, and good presentation, communication, and negotiation skills.
    • Clear commitment to Environmental Health and Safety Best Practices.
    • Writing samples are desirable

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding or experience in system testing and validation to industry standards
  • Understanding of cyber security issues in networked systems
  • Industry experience in prototype deployment and design iteration
    • Active security clearance at least at the Secret level preferred.
    • Experience with government contracting/procurement programs and prior experience in collaboration with DoD tech agencies
    • Experience in collaborative academic development
    • Experience in the development of best practices, SOPs, or training materials.

    Salary Grade:
    Commensurate with experience

    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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