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Junior Development Engineer

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
30505628 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $59,000 - $81,200

Position Information

The Transportation Systems Research (TSR) group within the Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) is seeking a qualified Engineer to assist with electric vehicle and sensor systems related projects. The preferred candidate will possess hardware and software expertise relating to automotive research, including both propulsion and perception systems. The candidate should be familiar with data acquisition systems, digital communication protocols (in-vehicle such as CAN, OBDII, J1939, and vehicle-to-everything such as C-V2X), programming, and on-board vehicle electronics. This position requires the design, integration, configuration, testing, and validation (with data collection and analysis) of Advanced Vehicle Technology related research deployments.

The full salary range for the Engineer is $59,000 to $103,400 annually. However, the expected pay scale for this position is $59,000 - $81,200 annually. UCR bases salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, UCR is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of "Up to Date" Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required


License Requirement
Valid Drivers License Required


Experience Requirement
0 - 1 years of related experience. Required

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Required
Must pass a background check Required
Drive motorized vehicles Required

Minimum Requirements

Analytical and judgment skills to conduct analyses and develop appropriate recommendations.
Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the field.
Understanding of various engine and vehicle technologies, as well as an understanding of laboratory equipment/instruments and their appropriate operation and maintenance.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative manner.
Analytical skills, and strong skills in attention to detail.
Experience using Windows and Linux PCs with knowledge of MS Office Suite, MATLAB/Simulink.
Skill in computer programming.
Ability to document technical work clearly and concisely.
Ability to train student assistants in engineering laboratory techniques.
Basic knowledge of engineering principles and methods to perform entry-level professional engineering functions.
Skill and experience with developing, writing, editing and reviewing technical documents. Experience with reviewing technical proposals for compliance and policy requirements.
Skill in reading and understanding technical documents such as complex technical procedures, instructions, manuals, diagrams and schematic drawings.
Skill in forming general rules or conclusions by combining separate pieces of information to infer a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.
Superior communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate using tact and diplomacy with internal and external campus community including international visitors.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience performing sensor integration and establishing data communication protocols.

Experience in on-board programming and debugging.

Experience in vehicle data logging and analysis.

Experience with vehicle based communication protocols and troubleshooting.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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