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Computer Scientist

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Position Information

Position Title Computer Scientist
Department Elec/SW Systems Engineering
Vacancy Number 18-SD-02
Work Location Warner Robins (MERC)
Hours per week 40 hours/week
Scheduled Hours

The Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC), an operating unit of Mercer University, is located in Warner Robins, GA. MERC is dedicated to providing high quality engineering, scientific, and technical support services under contract to both government and private industry customers.

MERC has an immediate opening for a Computer Scientist in the Electrical and Software Systems Directorate.

Responsibilities include software design, development and sustainment supporting US Air Force and other avionics platforms. This position has the potential to work full-time at Robins Air Force Base or in other off-site high security environments.


Required Qualifications:
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Successful candidates must be capable of obtaining a DoD security clearance.
- This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Development, or a related field from an ABET accredited college or university; or a Masters degree in same and 1 years related experience; or an undergraduate degree in same and 2 years related experience.
- A strong foundation of scientific coursework within the degree program.
- The candidate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team or alone, and a strong work ethic.

Desired Qualifications:
- Microsoft Office Suite of Application Programs.
- Ability to think clearly and rationally utilizing Critical Thinking skills to understand the logical connections between ideas.
- Knowledge of configuration management, CASE tools, and CAD tools is preferred. Exposure to CMM or CMMI development environment is a plus.
- Exposure/Experience with software design and software development in C/C++, assembly language, or ADA is a plus.
- Knowledge/Experience with Avionics Systems to include Group A interfaces.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? No
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? Yes
Job Category MERC
Post to JobTarget? Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Pay Basis
Internal posting only? No
Close Date 04/23/2018
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a U.S. citizen?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents