University of Dayton — Senior Computer Engineer


Did you know that the University of Dayton Research Institute is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University of Dayton’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. UDRI is ranked first in the nation among all colleges and universities for sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation. In Ohio, UDRI is number one among colleges and universities receiving contracts and grants from the Department of Defense.

This senior position will be responsible for working as part of a diverse and skilled technical team to develop and test software in high level languages; to develop and test signal processing algorithms from concept to implementation; to rapidly integrate, test, and demonstrate hardware and software systems into a functional whole. A current United States SECRET clearance (or higher) is required for ongoing employment in this position. This position is contingent upon receipt of contract funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in a technical discipline;
  • 4 years C++ (or comparable object oriented language) development on Windows and/or Linux operating systems;
  • Proficient knowledge of software systems and architectures;
  • Experience developing software for deployed Air Force ISR systems;
  • Demonstrated, successful experience with software and system integration;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required;
  • Active US SECRET (or higher) clearance will be required for ongoing employment in this position

Preferred Qualifications:
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering;
  • Data link and enterprise networking experience;
  • Simulation toolset experience (such as EAAGLES, AFSim, AMASE, or similar);
  • Demonstrated, effective software architecture design experience;
  • Open System Architecture tool and development experience;
  • Demonstrated, successful experience (academic or professional) developing software applications specifically designed for use in multi platform (e.g. Windows and Linux) environments;
  • Demonstrated, successful experience (academic or professional) with source code version control systems such as Git, Subversion, or similar;
  • Demonstrated, successful experience (academic or professional) with software development practices such as Agile, Scrum, or similar;
  • Demonstrated, effective interpersonal skills;
  • Experience with formal software verification techniques, code analysis, and operational analysis (Big O analysis);
  • Experience with Real Time Operating Systems & Real Time programming

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity