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Iowa State University Research and Engineering Manager in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Research and Engineering Manager

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Prior experience in leading engineering teams

Prior experience in managing public-private partnerships

Prior experience in managing technology projects (especially those in wireless, networking, software, and/or IT)

Project Management Professional and/or Scrum Master certifications

Job 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 security

Research 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 partners

Level Guidelines• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s 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 students

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:October 31, 2025

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS810

Application 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, 2022

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R9560